How to get your kids good education during the post-Buhari economic era

It is no more news that life is at the moment more difficult than it was in May 2023. Tinubu is finding it difficult to raise salaries and wages because he is afraid of inflation but unfortunately, inflation is not afraid of him as the cost of living is increasing on a daily basis. We are expected to MILT awaiting the FG Salary Increase Award. Getting to our workplace and getting our kids to school is now a problem. A lot have since packed their cars. I saw a Professor riding a bike yesterday. But we need to still manage to get our kids a good education. This is one way to do it.

Take your child to the nearest public school in your community. Give half of your kids school fees in private school to the public school every term as a donation to PTA fund. Establish a strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to monitor the academic program and how the fund is spent. You can still use the remaining half of the private school fee to employ a private home teacher if there is a need for that.

Such PTA fund can be used to rehabilitate some of the dilapidated structures on direct labour and even put the teachers on some allowances to motivate them. In case there are no enough teachers, the PTA management can hire PTA teachers for the school. If private schools can be developed and teachers paid from the school fees, we can replicate that model in our community schools.

This may reduce the economic burden of our kids in private schools and an opportunity to revive our public schools. Let's own the public schools in our communities and make it work.


Prof. Abdelghaffar Amoka Abdelmalik, PhD.
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Copyright © Amoka 2023


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