Yes! No doubt you have been listening to them every term, At the mention or reminder of the expiration of a term, The next school fees to the parents, who have their children’s in the private schools will be an instant headache . Parents took all kinds of Gbemule Lanta(hypertensive loan) from Microfinance bank, Thrift Collector, Esusu, My pikin to pay school fees to ensure their children have sound education in private schools.
We had thought that government school was cheaper despite the notion that its regarded as the schools now populated by housemaid, nannies, babysitter, house helper, gateman , maiguard and the extremely poor family. But a group of hardworking parents punctured the notion. Following the invite of a parent to a primary discussion. Kosofepost, was made to understand that honoring the invitation, one must go with brown envelope or a gift. they Added, PTA meetings and Open day, is an invitation to open debt for most parents. The story is endless in government public schools.
Kosofepost, is not anti money, anti legitimate big brown envelopes or Tips for taken good care of one children by the teachers, it must be voluntarily. Nevertheless, both in the private and public schools categories of money been collected must truly reflect in the little children lives for the teachers to get good future wishes and prayers and their supposedly heaven rewards.
Its shameful and embarrassing this days after, several parents took hypertensive loan and engages in all manners of daily endeavors to pay school fees is to now see, heard or observed that his or her child is an empty brain and could not read after graduation.
No contest, most parents had written off public schools, which now gave birth to private schools structure at every corner of our street like some religion bodies for their children enrollment.
Parents frown when their children add beat to the caption of this story above and sing it to their ears at home. however, accepted few of the under listed nursery rhythms song, When their children are singing it, as value for money and brilliancy in speaking.
- Baa-Baa Black Sheep [♫ baa baa black sheep have you any wool, yes sir, yes sir, three bag full, One for the master, one for the dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.….. ♫]
- Mary Had a Little Lamb [♫ Mary had a little lamb, (little lamb little lamb), Mary had a little lamb its fleece was white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went, (Mary went Mary went), and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go, it followed her to school one day……♫]
- Pussycat Pussycat, where have u been, I’ve been to London to see the queen….
- Who is in d garden? A little fyn girl, Can i come & see her no no no no
- Rain rain go away . .come again another day little children want to play
- HIP for the Hip for the Hipopo, P O P O for the hipopo & T A M U S for the hipopotamus HIPOPOTAMUS
- Johnbull my son I sent you to school, you don’t know how to spell your name
J O H N B U double L , You don’t know how to spell your name
- Holiday is coming, holiday is coming, no more morning bells, no more tisha wipes, goodbye tisha goodbye scholars I am going to spent my jolly holiday.
Its a high time parents stop been deceived by just nursery rhythms and demand for value for money .
Hello teachers, before you declare prayers for us, We understood that you are one of the products of our society and it wont be apt to withdraw breast milk from zero to 3years old babies just like that. therefore, we wont suggest Adams oshomole and elrufai outright sacking for you guys. But effective retraining, allowances, incentives and good salary. Educational materials and conducive learning environment.
Some of the certify incompetent teachers need to be redeployed to other areas in the public services by local government Education Authority to pave way for new generations to impact knowledge in our children’s. click this report click to read since it was published , we are yet to see Any NGO s/Parents leading protest or rallies but its either the Land Use Charge protests, Lekansi or reelection massive campaigns, Dapchigirls that rented the airspace pointing towards how little we value our children’s and their education.
There was report that went viral sometimes ago on private schools in a particular African country , crying over low patronage due to the standard of government public schools, that increases parents patronage . On the other hand , in our Local governments across the 774 LG in Nigeria reverse is the case. Hello, Parents if, We don’t ask government to provide the right personnel and conducive learning environment and effective supervision . Who will?
in Conclusion, The World Bank’s World Development Report 2018 , should cause our local government authority to declare state of emergency in the basic education, private schools proprietor/proprietress activities should be scrutinize and certify incompetent public school teachers should be redeployed, educational materials, conducive learning environment, two week leave not the traditional break leave should be provided for teachers, incentives and allowances for them to provide their best rather than waiting for their heavenly reward.