Federal Teachers Recruitment: Requirements And How To Apply

Federal Teachers Recruitment: Requirements And How To Apply

I know we often debate about whether teaching is better than other professions during our early years in school but regardless of our conclusions then, teachers are still an important part of a nation’s education system, they play an important role in imparting knowledge and skills to students at various levels, from primary to secondary education.  In the light of this, this article is put up to give details about federal teachers, their benefits, requirements for their recruitment and how to apply.

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Federal teachers in Nigeria are teachers who are employed by the federal government to work in public schools across the country. These teachers are usually part of the civil service and are responsible for delivering the national academic curriculum to students from primary to secondary schools. Their salaries and benefits are being paid by the federal government, and their employment is governed by federal regulations and policies.

The recruitment and welfare of federal teachers in Nigeria is overseen by the Federal Ministry of Education. This ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing policies related to education at the federal level. It handles the recruitment process, including conducting examinations or interviews, and ensures that federal teachers receive their salaries, benefits, and other welfare provisions in accordance with government regulations and policies.

Benefits of being a Federal Teacher in Nigeria

  • Job Security: One of the key advantage of government job in Nigeria is job security. Federal teachers enjoy job security due to their employment status as civil servants. They are less susceptible to undue or sudden termination of employment or layoffs compared to private sector employees.
  • Stable Income: Another benefit is the stable income. Federal teachers receive regular salaries and benefits, which provide financial stability and help meet their basic needs.
  • Pension Scheme: As civil servants, federal teachers are entitled to pension benefits upon retirement. This ensures financial security during their post-employment years.
  • Healthcare Benefits: Due to the health insurance scheme of the Nigerian government, federal teachers have access to free healthcare benefits, including medical insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents. An individual is eligible to have four dependents which can be any member of your family.
  • Training and Professional Development: Federal teachers also have access to training to make them more efficient in their field. The government often invests in the training and professional development of federal teachers to enhance their teaching skills, knowledge, and effectiveness in the classroom.
  • Housing and Accommodation: Although not often but if you have access to the right information, as a federal teacher, you may be eligible for housing schemes or accommodation allowances to assist in obtaining suitable housing.
  • Leave Entitlements: Federal teachers typically have access to paid annual leave, sick leave, and other types of leave as stipulated by government regulations.
  • Opportunities for Advancement: Federal teaching positions offer opportunities for career advancement through promotions, transfers to higher positions, or specialized roles within the education sector.
  • Contributions to National Development: By teaching in public schools, federal teachers contribute directly to the education and development of the nation’s youth, playing a vital role in shaping the future of Nigeria.

Note: The pay for federal teachers in Nigeria varies depending on factors such as their level of education, years of experience, and grade level within the civil service structure. Generally, federal teachers receive salaries in accordance with the government-approved salary scale for civil servants. Federal teachers’ salaries range from around ₦30,000 to ₦200,000 or more per month, depending on their rank and qualifications. However, note that salary structures and rates may be subject to periodic adjustments by the government in line with economic conditions and government policies.

Also there is room for additional allowances or benefits, such as housing allowances, transportation allowances, and medical allowances, which can supplement their basic salary.

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Federal Teachers Recruitment

Teaching is said to be a noble profession therefore, joining the Federal Teachers in Nigeria is a good way to contribute to the nation’s education sector. If you’re passionate about shaping young minds and making a difference in the society, here is what you need to know about the requirements and application process of the Federal Teachers Recruitment Program.


  • You must be a citizen of Nigeria.
  • You must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • You must have a valid teaching certification from a recognized institution or authority. This proves that you have the required skills and knowledge to effectively teach students.
  • It is not always mandatory but previous teaching experience, especially in public schools, can be an added advantage.
  • You must be 18 years of age or above.

How to Apply

  1. Start by visiting the official recruitment portal of the Federal Ministry of Education (education.gov.ng). This portal contains all the necessary information, guidelines, and application forms for the recruitment process.
  2. Read through the recruitment guidelines, eligibility criteria, and application instructions that are stated on the portal.
  3. Prepare all the necessary credentials.
  4. Fill out the online application form. Provide all requested information, including personal details, educational background, work experience, and contact information. Make sure the information you provide are correct and accurate.
  5. Scan and upload copies of required documents, such as educational certificates, teaching credentials, means of identification, and any other relevant certificates or testimonials. Ensure that the documents are clear.
  6. You can then go ahead to review your application carefully. Once satisfied, submit your application through the portal as per the instructions provided. Take note of any confirmation or reference number generated upon submission.
  7. Keep an eye on the recruitment portal for updates on the status of your application, screening tests, interviews, or any other relevant information.

Best of luck!

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