said the master doesn’t setup business for their apprentice in the southwest system nor is the apprentice entitled to any kind of payment while learning,they pay enrollment fee also.some masters allow apprentice to choose duration of learning………..
Dr. Joe Abah
I am curious about trade apprenticeships in Nigeria. Do you get paid while doing it? Who decides when you get your “freedom”? What your boss should settle you with at the end, is it pre-agreed? What if he refuses to settle you? Or it’s below your expectations? #NaijaKnowledgeX
In his time as chairman of motor and motorcycle spare parts dealers, my late dad worked to sort of formalize the arrangement and they agreed on 5 years been the maximum a boy should serve and you can’t chase away empty handed after his second year of serving.
Both are trade learning engagements Imu afia is mostly an arrangement where A approaches B and asks to learn say MAN Diesel spare parts business for 2 years without any financial obligation on the part of the boss. You don’t settled. You only learn the trade.
Oh ok. It depends on the agreement then. That suggests that Imu Afia will probably be for people that are not from very poor families. Igba Boi will probably be for people from very poor families. Would that be a fair assumption to make?
I haven’t met any young man from a rich man that will choose Igba boi but also, please note that several “masters” “ogas” don’t fancy Imu Afia and will mostly only accept close family members. Imu Afia does not provide them the cheap labour they often prefer.
From my own sector depending on agreement. Its salary based. If you learning, you will also be paid If you agree to learn for 3yrs, the cumulative salary for that 3yrs is what you will be settled with. The negative of some of it is that many of the apprentice end up stealing
Most of these things reeled are hardly agreed on. When it is done, most times verbal. It has far reaching consequence. I believe, all that would change now given the attention it has received in recent times.
The apprenticeship ( hair making, fashion designing, technicians) etc. Do you get paid while doing it? – No Who decides when you get your “freedom”? – Deliberation before commencement, could be extended for slow learners or internationally by wicked oga.
KnowledgeX is back, Joe is back. Anyway, the family of the nwaboy and the Oga determines that from their final discussion before the boy follows the Oga. I am not sure the amount is fixed though. There lots of cases of refusal, sometimes linked to ohi or ịgba àmà etc..
In the southwest where I come from,apprentices don’t get paid, instead he pays the boss to learn from him with guarantors to ensure the apprentice doesn’t misbehave, after the training year elapses, the boss still request for huge amount of money from the apprentice for freedom.
Depends on the business Serving terms in some business are differs from others
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Dr. Joe Abah
” pre-agreed and always base on trust that he/she will pay when due. Signatures and witnesses, are currently included in this process”
I’m from the south west and I’d speak from that angle. Normally before the training start, the apprentice family would pay something to the boss, usually a not too much amount, and form of service length cum agreement would be signed before the training starts.
1. You don’t get paid while doing it 2. The duration is usually pre-agreed 3. Your Oga gives you money to trade for a year or so, whatever profit you make at the end of the year, is divided into 3. Your Oga takes 2 and nwa boy takes 1 part.
I have always benefited from your questions and answers given here. I appreciate you sir.
While some master dictate numbers of years of learning,apprentices will also serve their master for 6month /1year without payment after learning.
Trade agreement is a form of adoption you become the son of your boss in trust from your parents,your welfare accommodation and upkeep is your boss responsibility if you are a good son you are giving money and collateral as a bad son you may get money without collateral
Cost of getting your freedom in southwest is getting harder nowadays.
Trade apprenticeship varies with ethnicity. The way it’s done with Yoruba people is different from the way it’s done with Igbo. I don’t know anything about hausa
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You don’t get paid You pay to learn instead, just like an institution You get free when you feel you are ready. Most time. when you are ready the boss agrees, give you time to go and work on your own to make money to establish yourself if you don’t have sponsors
You don’t get paid why serving,everything you need is provided,you are not allowed to have a bank account while serving,your boss determine how much he settles you at the end,in cases were he’s unable to,he could stand as a guarantor for the apprentice to collect goods on…
My cousin served another cousin of ours for 11years and received only 1million naira… It’s a bullshit system.
You are not paid. The boss decides freedom time. Amount is not pre-agreed. You can’t do nothing if he decides not to settle you.
You don’t get paid at all. I served my Oga for 6 Years and he settled me with nothing. I will never allow any of my relatives to try the so called apprenticeship stuff throughout my lifetime.
Dr Joe, your curiosity depends on which concept of trade apprenticeship u cited. As an Igbo man, I don’t have to remind u that idea of trade apprenticeship originated from Igbo entrepreneurship ethos from d inception of our existence. In spite of that, I can easily reason with u.