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Teaching in Nigeria

Options for teaching in Nigeria

Nigeria’s private international schools hire educators of all levels, from classroom teachers to administrators. Private international schools may teach local or foreign curriculum, or a mix of both. Involvement with extra-curricular activities is often encouraged for teachers.

Salary and benefits when teaching in Nigeria

Salary packages in Nigeria often include provided accommodation, health insurance, bonus, airfare reimbursement, and even private vehicles. The cost of living in Nigeria varies greatly from urban centers to more remote areas, so salaries will differ accordingly.

Teach in Nigeria – Hiring

Hiring for teaching jobs in Nigeria occurs year-round. Teachers are welcome to apply through Teach Away at any time.

Teaching in Nigeria

What’s Needed to Teach in Nigeria

Qualifications needed to teach in Nigeria

Candidates applying to teach in Nigeria should hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and generally a teaching license. Many international school positions prefer or require at least one year of experience, and experience teaching the relevant curriculum is preferred. A British international school, for example, will prefer a teacher who has experience with the British curriculum.

Visas for teachers in Nigeria

Teachers are ultimately responsible for their own visa applications. Visas must be obtained from a Nigerian embassy or consulate in the applicant’s home country.

What's Needed to Teach in Nigeria

Living in Nigeria

Cost of living in Nigeria

The cost of living in Nigeria varies widely from major cities to more remote areas. Many schools will provide accommodation for teachers, assisting with living costs, and some teachers also receive vehicles upon beginning their employment teaching in Nigeria.

Housing for teachers in Nigeria

Many international schools in Nigeria will provide furnished accommodation and utilities for teachers.

Living in Nigeria

Things for Teachers to do in Nigeria

Expats in Nigeria will not want to miss out on the country’s flavorful, often spicy cuisine, served in local restaurants or markets. However, teachers living in Nigeria’s larger cities will also enjoy diverse restaurants with many types of international food. Educators who live on the country’s Atlantic coast can spend plenty of time on the beach and in the water.
Nigeria’s urban areas, in particular, have large populations of expats, so teachers can develop a support network while living in the country. However, teachers are encouraged to get to know local Nigerians, who are generally warm and open. For those interested in music, Nigeria’s music scene is exciting and innovative, mixing Western and African styles. The country also boasts lush natural beauty, with mountainous regions and wildlife conservation centers in a number of locations.
Things for Teachers to do in Nigeria

TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers

Many private schools in Nigeria require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Nigerian private school positions.
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers

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Nigeria at a glance

Country information

Capital: Abuja

Language: English (Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba are also major languages)

Population: 170 million

Currency: Naira

Government: Federal presidential republic

Quick facts

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa, composed of more than 250 ethnic groups.

The currency of Nigeria is called the Naira.

The capital city of Abuja, replaced the previous capital city of Lagos in 1991.

Nigeria is named after the river Niger, which is the longest river in West Africa.

According to archaeological evidence, Nigeria has a history of human existence that dates back as far as 9000 BC.

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State is the longest bridge in Africa - measuring 11.8km.

Music and art are an important part of the Nigerian culture, stemming from strong tribal roots.