By Temitope Ojo
Fashion entrepreneur, Uche Nnaji, has been speaking on how most parents now brag about how high the school fees they pay for their children is, instead of calling for the revival of the missionary schools.
Uche lamented how many parents are struggling to pay exorbitant school fees for their kids and yet struggling through life.
He wonders if most parents plan to stay alive and see these children finish this schools, with the way they are living their lives.
He wrote: “In the last 2 months, 4 young Families and Friends I know have relocated with their kids from Nigeria to Canada| UK | and the US.
One common reason they all gave was the constant rise in school fees. One even told me that “Uche, my children now attend a CATHOLIC school that is going to be 70yrs old this December and guess what, THE SCHOOL IS FREE, I don’t have to pay anything since we migrated legally and to think the school is far better than the school my children were attending in Lekki where I was working to just pay school fees.
“So the other day, a client told me that he cannot afford to pay #150k for a Tuxedo. Curious I asked WHY, he said that he was paying a little over #7m as school fees for 3 of his kids schooling in Nigeria. And just today another client also tells me he is looking for suits of not more than #80k because he just paid over #3m for his 2 kids both in primary schools.
“Honestly this trend is getting me worried for MEN as I wonder, who is putting MEN under this much pressure to now see HIGH school fees as a bragging right?
“Where is all these pressure leading us to? At this rate, do you even plan to stay alive and see these children finish this schools?
“Nigerians, Instead of us to take a stand, Speak Up and REVIVE the missionary schools that most of you attended and turned out successful people today, we are busy bragging about paying #2M FOR ACCEPTANCE FEE FORM for certain PRIMARY SCHOOL on the island.
“Men and Women who ought to speak up have all looked the other way while Schools like KC, QC and Igbobi Colleges, which they attended is no longer befitting for their children to attend.