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Would you send your child to a boarding school?

Everything has it's advantages and disadvantages so is a boarding school.

I attended a boarding secondary school myself and i was able to learn very well from the experience; i can now organize myself well, know how to stay with different people from different background etc... I always dream of my experiences and it was quite an adventure.

...and ofcourse i was able to pick a terrible habit which is making me feel very miserable.

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Would you send your child to a boarding school?

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I went to boarding school very early , at age 7. The experience was great!. It toughens children,one thing today is that the standard has fallen. Govt schools are not funded adequately.

During my days in the boarding house( Oro Nursery and Pry Sch,and The Pretigious Cherubim College in Ilorin) totalling 10yrs, my whole life was programmed.

Wake up!!! Time for devotion,time for inspection,time for assembly,time for food,time for siesta,time for sport,time for labour,time prep etc..... My life revolved around these activitities.

At 35 i still do with all these. U cannot give ur kids all these u have to expose them. Of course there are disadvantages such as bullying, which is part of school life! Ur chid can still indulge in all these sexual act right under ur nose, if u are not observant and careful. At the boarding house i slept and dined with sons and daughters of famous people. Today i still relish the experience. People i met then were still the best in my life.

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my lil sis is a living testimony of good boarding,she is more matured,CLEVER& serious.it depends on the school& d child.try fed. Govt colleges.i

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There are a lot of advantages when you go to a boarding school. You get to work alone which means that you become independent. Descipline is also being taught in boarding schools. Though there are a lot of those postive attitudes that you get, there are also the negative ones. But it is always up to you on how you grasp the situation, how you adopt to the environment. It is up to you on how you react to challenges. To cut it short, the blame is always you whether it arises to a positive result or a negative result. Anyways, you can get more reliable informations on boarding schools here.

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chased all my kids to boarding house at the age of ten to start secondary school. they needed to toughen up and that is not very easy in my house. I spent all five years of secondary education in a boarding house. It was hell but I can face anything now. Nothing looks daunting to me. I cannot be bullied easily after surviving the seniors. I can eat anything and stay alive after the beans and weevil meals. The experience set an everlasting alarm that makes me wake up by 5am prompt. However, I sent them to private schools with good facilities. I wasnt sure they could survive the exact situation I faced in those days.

We seem to forget the good some of the seeming bad experiences did to mould us and are becoming too protective of our kids.

The downside is that I went off beans for twenty years after leaving secondary school. I only started eating the stuff recently.

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this depends on the school, i never went to a boarding school and nor will my kid. there are plenty of reputable public and private schools in our area and i've been to both and i turned out quite well.

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Yes I will. I'm a product of a reputable boarding school and I'm definitely sending my son there too. There are more advantages rather than its disadvantages of a high school boarding schools.

Molly J. Thornton

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Yes, I think Boarding Schools are still THE great education. I have placed all of my children in Boarding Schools and have found as long as I chose the right 'fit' for them, then they've been extremely happy. All of them are doing well; getting better grades than ever before, and are overseen, monitored and cared for 24 hours a day, and throughout the weekends as well. I travel a great deal and as a single dad, I need my children to be with a professional, and not just a nanny.

Recently, one of my kids schools called and said they were coming to Nigeria for a Boarding School Fair. It's going to be on November 11th in Lagos. A company (Linden Boarding School Tours) is bringing a group of schools from the UK, Canada, USA and other countries to recruit Nigerians, ex-pats' kids etc,

Again, I think boarding schools are quite the amazing way to go. There's a good website called Admissionsquest.com which is where I found a lot of information when I first began. I think the Linden Company person is a good reference too.

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Hey i live in the u.k and i have a friend living in nigeria, he has called me from nigeria and i rang him but i recently i cannot ring him, it won't even ring, so i tried ringing from another phone but it does the same thing. Do you know what wrong with it, like has it got diconnected or is it just switched off?

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No ova ma ded bady can i do such a thing

@poster u ursef knows what nasty acts u did in the boarding school

and then u and i know that u hide your tru colours from your loved ones once u are back from school

moreover kid in boarding school will neva get appropriate attention and care from parents

note this.,

only a pathetic and bad parent will send his/her kid(s) to a boarding school in the present nigera

Moreover kids from boarding schools tend to be merciless and ruthless as they learn to be member of gangs in their so called boarding schools

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I would send my child to a boarding school.But first I must know what kind of boarding school fits him/her well.

I know a boarding school that seemed to be unique for the troubled teens:

www.fieldstoneacademy.org

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Reply to the comment from Okija_juju

- No the person has been studying in england up to the age of fourteen, and has now gone to nigeria when would he finish his education there?

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I am not sending my children to boarding at all. Anything they cannot learn from my house, they should learn it when they get to the university. aleast they would have been matured then to handle issue,

Please let us be straight here what can you children learn in boarding school that they will not learn at home or university?

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Andreaaa you are not nigerian?

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Yes, I would send my child to a good private boarding school.

He/she can't learn everything in my house, from my wife and I. Same goes for every single family.

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Given half a chance, I will definitely send my kids to boarding school (if I ever have any). I went to a boarding school and so did two of my sisters and one brother. None of them are gay (in fact one of my sisters is quite homophobic). Boarding school is such fun and I have fantastic friends from my secondary school and I will not have changed my boarding school years for anything.

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I agree with you, 100%.

But if you were stuck the the option of sending one of your kids to a same sex school, which would you send. Your son or your daughter. Bearing in mind the possibility of the kid being exposed to homosexuality.

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Doubtful. A "gay" can easily pretend to be straight, have a family and continue the boarding school shenanigans behind the family's back. same with a lesbian

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I am not nigerian, but i have heard alot about how some people get treated really bad there. So would you guys prefer an english school rather than nigerian school?

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@Okija_juju

Thanks also for the warning

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I will never send my child to a boarding school. Most especially of the same sex, if he/she want to learn anything, they should learn it when they are in the uni.

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Boarding house is the bomb.

If you can survive the life of a Nigerian Public secondary school Boarding facility, the world is yours for the taking.

The bonds formed there are forever, the scars gotten there atimes ae forever, the lessons learnt there in most cases are invaluable.

I would send my kids to public boarding schools in Nigeria even if it is gonna be for just 2 years. Everone needs to experience it.

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I had six years of boarding school, from when I was nine. I don't think I'd like to live those six years again. If my children want it, so be it, but not after I've warned them.

Plus, it's very difficult to not pick up a bad habit in boarding school.

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Really, so you would have to finish ALL your education?

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What happens in a the boarding schools?

like do you get to go home to your family on holidays, or do you stay there.

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You sound terrified. Trust me, its a good experience.

You are Nigerian, and these things are what really make you one. Apart from the physical fortification exercises, you learn your local language, you learn about your society, you make connections, and you really get to study like hell; then all those foreign exams would be like childs play.

Its pathetic for parents to let their kids live all their young lives abroad: and most of them get scared of their home.

Boarding school is the best thing for you; whether you are bad or not.

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Surely parents would know about this, especially those born in Nigeria and have gone through it, so why on earth would they send their child their?

I am only asking because I know someone who has gone to nigeria because he was bad, although not that bad, they spent all their life in England, and now at the age of 15 they have gone there.

Surely it would have been much better if they stayed in England to finish their education.

Also how long is the school year in Nigeria?

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Nothing out of the ordinary.

A few beatings here and there by senior bullies, your stuff gets stolen if you are careless, you get bullied by peers and seniors, depending on the evironment and class of school, sex, drugs and alchohol, truancy, cultism, e.t.c.

But its not all bad. Many kids come out on top of their game from these schools better prepared to handle the larger, more complex society that comes with tertiary institutions.

I got into my first knife fight in boarding school, got stabbed there, beaten there suspended there, e.t.c.

It gave me my first and most critical lessons in attaining street Credibility.

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What Acturally happens in a Nigerian boarding school, as in why are they so bad, and is it the same for the whole of the Nigerian schools?.

Also wouldn't it be better for the 14 yr old to do their GCSEs in England?

Thank You

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What happens in the boarding schools vary depending on the school's quality. You'll most likely be taken to a good private school, where the boarding school experience is not as horrid as usual. However, the principle permeates all boarding schools: If you have to hoe an hectare for a senior barely 3 months older than you, you wouldn't have problems working the vacuum at home for your folks.

It really doesn't matter where you write the GCE; it just makes sense writing it in nigeria right after your studies.

Just keep an open mind and try to make friends and have fun.

You really don't want me to go into the details of the boarding schools I attended.

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What Acturally happens in a Nigerian boarding school, as in why are they so bad, and is it the same for the whole of the Nigerian schools?.

Also wouldn't it be better for the 14 yr old to do their GCSEs in England?

Thank You

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Hellz Yeah

REASON; It preps the child mentally to be responsible for him/herself from a young age, and the child gain street credibilty faster.

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What Acturally happens in a Nigerian boarding school, as in why are they so bad, and is it the same for the whole of the Nigerian schools?.

Also wouldn't it be better for the 14 yr old to do thier GCSEs in England?

Thank You

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no its not likely you do the GCEs back in England. You'll take the WAECs SSSCE (West African Examination Councils Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination) and NECO (Nigerian Examination Council) plus the GCE if you wish to go to the Uni in England, or the JAMBs UME (joint admissions matriculation boards University Matriculation Exam) for a Nigerian Uni. All those exams are bloody hard and comprehensive and its good to do all of them. They'll help you.

Nigerian boarding schools have been proven to be panaceas for troublesome kids. Note: not because they give them love and respect, but because of hardcore discipline and lashes. Brace yourself.

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Oh Thank You for your reply, but what if someone was sent their because of their behaviour such as they may have been like a trouble maker? Would it be likely that the 14 yr old may come back to do thie GCSEs in England, rather than nigeria?

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@ poster

I don't see anything wrong in sending a child to the boarding school.

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depends on the class you are placed. traditionally, a 14yr old should be in js3, ss1, ss2. You'ld most likely be placed in ss1, so expect to spend 3 yrs.

For someone like you, boarding school is a death sentence.

For the average Nigerian kid, its the best think that cld happen to ya!

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Hi I Have never been to a nigerian boarding school but im wondering if you have been studying in England up until the age of 14 how long would you stay in a nigerian boarding school

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I would not definitely not

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I loved boarding school even though it was hell sometimes but yes i will send them to boarding school.

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i av tasted both day and boarding and i prefer boarrdin tho it had the bad side it was fun----it rilly depends on if my kids want to go to boarding school---not gonna force them

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One man's meat is another man's poison, so says the adage.

That my experiences in boarding school was great, does not mean my kids would enjoy it, so I am not sure if I woud send them or not. But I would like them to have the exposure of being independent at a young age, which boarding school inculcated in me

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I went to one and I know what I'm talking about. I also said some of the schools are bad, not all.

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mmmmm, tori olorunnnnnn , na wa oo,

this is the biggest generalization i have heard or is it seen in my life.wow!

i wld take it uve NEVA schooled in one , so

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