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UK Teachers Recruitment 2023 for Nigerians – How to Apply



UK Teachers Recruitment 2023 for Nigerian - How to Apply

UK Teachers Recruitment 2023 for Nigeria and other African countries is open for the new intake. This opportunity is only available to African countries, and people with underlisted requirements can apply.


The UK government has just announced a new work visa program to offer a gateway of opportunities to teachers from African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and others.

This program offers many possibilities for individuals who want to work and teach in the UK.

UK Teachers Recruitment 2023 Requirements

Below are guidelines and requirements to follow before being eligible to apply.

  • You need to have a bachelor’s degree to work in the UK for up to 2 years
  • You’ll require a skilled worker visa from your employer
  • A sponsor, either a school, local authority, or academy trust, will be needed with an employer license

Visa Categories:

  • The Graduate Visa and High Potential Visa categories are open to Nigerians
  • International students who complete their degree can apply for Graduate Visa with a sponsor from an eligible Home Office licensed student sponsor
  • Up to 2 years of work or job searching in the UK after studies
  • 3 years for PhD students without a sponsor
  • The possibility of switching to other visa types, like skilled worker visas, if requirements are met

High Potential Visa:

  • Open to teachers with Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degrees from a global university
  • Degree must be more than 5 years old
  • Good English skills required

Requirements for Teachers:

  • Personal funds of 1,270 pounds
  • Offer for a teaching job
  • Can stay in the UK for up to 2 years without a Bachelor’s and 3 years with a PhD

Eligible Countries and Criterion for Award of QTS

From February next year, teachers from eligible countries, such as Nigeria, can apply to the Teaching Regulation Agency and show that they have met the set criterion for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The UK government has stated that over time, the teaching route will be opened to qualified teachers from countries outside the UK. The eligible countries are Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

Starting February This Year:

  • Qualified teachers from eligible countries can apply to the Teaching Regulation Agency
  • Must show that criteria for an award of QTS have been met
  • The UK gov says over time, the teaching route will open up to teachers from outside the UK

UK Implements New Visa Rules for Nigeria

The UK government has announced plans to implement new visa rules for Nigeria as 10 students bring at least 9 dependants, the highest in the country. With this new visa program, the UK hopes to attract talented teachers from around the world and provide them with the opportunity to work and teach in the UK.

Note: 10 students from Nigeria bring an average of 9 dependants, the highest in the country, leading to new visa rules in the future.

Interested persons should visit the official website at to apply

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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