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Ask, for instance, what percentage of a Country Director cost is attributed to 'Teaching Centre management' in locations where there is at least one full time UK-appointed Teaching Centre Manager (while the Director deals with 'cultural relations').


Thank you, Henry, that's a fair question. Anybody got the answer?

Andrew Steele

Guess where the British Council in Nepal used to spend the majority of its grant-funded ELT budget?
Surprise, surprise, the (now closed) British Council Teaching Centre. I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that the Teaching Centre Manager was also the grant-funded ELT budget manager.

I worked for the dreadful organisation for several years and, to the best of my knowledge, the grant-funded side of the operation regards BC teaching centres in much the same way as a normal business would regard its most preferred suppliers.

Crack in the firewall anyone?


Just to add that, for most of us lowly staff, there is NO pension plan. That's only for the upper echelons.


Thanks Mick - good point.

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