Nigeria & The Misconceptions of Boarding Schools’ Responsibility

Juju Films

British colonialists introduced western style education and boarding schools to Nigeria same as Christianity. During the early period of colonialism there were only a handful of schools in the country, many students had to travel far from home to attend the best schools. Indigenes living in close proximity to these schools but could not afford to attend were subsidized.

Privileged Nigerians who themselves had previously studied in England and could afford the tuition and boarding sent their children overseas for school. In the last two decades the number of private boarding schools in the country has increased considerably, partly due to a failed public school system and an emerging middle class.

Two decades ago there where no boarding schools in my community but today we have two within two miles of my childhood home and the situation is the same for many towns and cities across the country.

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  1. This is so true
    Homosexuality do exist in boarding school, The school aren’t aware most times, and if they do drastic steps to curb are never really . Kudos Folakemi odoaje for this. I hope something is done to address this decadence as it is been passed down to younger generation.

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