Some south western Nigerians will never travel to the northern part of the country because of ‘harsh weather’ but will not mind a visa to Canada. Surely, harsh weather is not their problem, the gain in it is. That’s a similitude of those who evade and affront the teaching profession. Unfortunately, many of them end up in the classroom during service year. My advice to you is that you should give the job a try. Yes! a good trial.
It’s needless however to bore you with “nobility of teaching” or other things you never wanted to listen to. Instead I will like you to know that posting you to school is unprofessional. Teaching is not ‘no man’s job’, some people really studied it to practice it.
According to the government, you are in the school because the educational sector needs ‘help’ and you can render that because you are a graduate. Contending that will only result to a waste of time, all you need to do is to prove to the government that you are brainy has it thinks.
If you just said or thought of ‘who cares’ or a similar expression. Really! No one cares in whose custody the futures of the nation is nurtured. That’s why many of our schools are constituted of quack teachers answerable to an employer who knows near to nothing about education.
You may not care too, your teachers likely didn’t. If you are today, what you are as a product of a system that never cared, then imagine what the children could be if you ‘care’. If you still see the teaching job as a calamity, know! You are in the school to help the children, they are innocent of “what befell you”, and they should not be treated as victims of that. Many of them will like to be like you, inspire them! Motivate them! Let them ‘feel’ you. If not, don’t be taken by surprise that when your students conclude that people who study whatever discipline you studied, graduates to be like you.
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