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Which Schools Are Best - Nigerian Schooling Or Uk Schooling ?

Hi,

I'm getting Married in November and Very shortly after I hope to start my family.

My Husband - Nigerian - thinks that Nigerian Education will be best for our children & it will encourage them to want to come back to Nigeria.

I however think UK is best - As we have all the lastest Technology and Less students per teacher - therefore giving them more attention.

I love Nigeria, and We as a family will be visiting Owerri once or twice a year - so my children won't need to school there to love their country. They will be brought up knowing where their from and to be proud of their backgrounds - including speaking both Igbo & English.

If my children have a UK education they should be able to work pretty much anywhere, whilst with a Nigerian education you maybe more limited to countries you can work in without having to six futher exams.

Please tell me your views,

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Word!!!

Ten gbosas for jkpretty!!!

Na she talk true!

[the only change i'll make is that i think primary school in the uk is alright - the real dangerous years are in secondary school]

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Even tho i have felt, tasted and witnessed life in Nigeria as a student going thru all the hazzles that could ever be felt. I will still stand and say i prefer my kids to go thru Primary & Secondary in Naija. I want my children not only to have a feel of their culture from childhood but able to speak their language correctly. I want my kids to get used to the morals/food here in Nigeria. I want the true African blood to flow in their veins. That is one.

Now aside that, i can't bring up kids in another man's land, only for them to start quoting laws for me & telling me what they are old enough to do & what not. Cos no matter how well u raise ur kids, the tradition of the place u stay influence the child in way or the other. I stand to be corrected.

Now talking about schools, I don't regret the schools i went to here in Nigeria. If i were to pick schools again i might still pick those school i went to over again. And to think that Naija kids are always/usually more brainy than the kids that went thru primary/secondary schools over there. Now thinking of it when we were young and some of our cousins come around from the likes of US/UK. Their spoken English is the only thing i give kudos to, (that's because their Ist language did not take effect) but to write na whahala, to solve easy maths becomes headache. So what's the point. University could then be taken abroad simply because of what Nigeria has caused for herself, Since some company in Nigeria would simply state that they would prefer Universities off Nigeria.

I've also noticed that once a child moves abroad for education after the secondary school levels in Nigeria they go topping their classes , why, because the reading culture is already there. The foundation is solid. If marriage changes my plan, i won't even forgive myself.

@Poster So University in UK

Primary & Secondary here.

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So please make your own tent while I design mine.

Thanks

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Yeah right! Like everyone can afford "Private Schools"?

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Put your kids in Nigerian private schools in the primary and secondary years . . . they can go back to whichever country for their college degrees. I think Nigeria has a lot more to offer the growing child than these western nations.

the most important thing is that they learn the culture, i wouldnt want a son who grows up to disrespect his mother because "everyone else does it".

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You talk true jare, thumbs up.

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personally, when i get married and i have my kids, i would rather prefer my kids have their primary school education here, go back home to nigeria for high school, and then back to England for their university education.

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i m an undergrad in the uk tho an international student and i can tell you that nigeria is the best option for you gys for secondary school,do the primary schl in the uk and then secondary in a good private schl in nigeria(there r several excellent ones)then back in the uk for university, have you seen the moral decay in sec schools in the uk?

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I think most support that your child should be 18 years before jetting out of the country.I think that is really good.This is because your child will have discipline,love Nigeria as there motherland,sharp and smart(always know say naija guy no dey carry last),above all when they grow up they will finally come back home to you to take care of you.I think that time you will be old and at least your children will be there to love you.

If the above is not done like this, i`m sorry for u o,when you are old then you wont find any of your children,they will all be in abroad and u will be on your own(OYO).Except if you don't want to come to your country then you can stay there forever with your children(thats up to you).

I`m 19 when i left Nigeria after my secondary school and i totally have in mind that i will be back home someday finally to take care of parents.

The problem with this internation of a thing is that your child can say mummy shut up and f**k off to you at any time.

The bottom line is that give them Nigerian background.This is really good.

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i'll advise that u should let them have their secondary education in nigeria,and believe me,if they go to college in another country, the naija educational background is enough to make them outstanding among their colleagues

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Nobody can ever convince me to allow my kids do all their early academics in UK. A child who has taken in Nigeria's system early in life will excel when they get to the UK because they will have learnt to work hard academically and they are likely to get more from classes as they are less likely to be involved in excessive truancy which dominates UK students now.

Most of my friends have the same views and their kids will only come back after secondary education in Nigeria.

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The reason is because the best of the best of the chinese come here and they do mainly the sciences and business here. These math and science based study they do are things they have learned for so long in China that when they come here they can apply what they learned. I on the other hand went to a public school in America where we were not deemed important so we learned basically nothing. So now I am struggling life out in college to do the sciences which I like but did not have any good training prior to now. My point is if Nigeria schooling heck if even going to China will help then screw primary and secondary in America if it will be public. Private academies here are good I think but expensive as hell

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AJ,

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala did her primary and secondary school in Nigeria and went to Harvard and MIT for college and grad school.

We are talking here about primary and secondary schools and not college. I see so many naija kids born and raised in naija who completed sec school in naija and then went on to win top laurels in colleges and unviersities all over the world including Ivy League colleges.

To each his own. For me, my kids must do secondary in naija and then a-levels/university abroad.

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this is the best advice so far. my friends who did the same have never regretted it. teenage years are the most impressionable and formative. its pretty much or break for a kid in those years. a kid who went to secondary in naija learns naija culture and also learns that the world is not a nice place and no one owes him/her any favours. they get good sense knocked into them

also, quality private secondary schools in naija are far cheaper than independent schools in the uk; many offer uk curriculum along with nigerian or uk curriculum for a-levels

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na when de pikin don already kolo as teenager you want make dem go teach am betta things for life?

no wonder una pikins dem just dey run around with drugs

yeye

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you want make uk pipul spoil the pikin life be4 she sabi wetin dey happen

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Why even bother to have children if you don't want to have them living with you? How can you send a 5 year old baby away to live in another country? Why be a mother if it is too much effort to raise your own children and you just want to give the job to someone else? If you don't want to be a mother, then don't have babies.

I can understand a couple of years but only when they are older. I have Nigerian friends who sent their teenagers back to Nigeria to do their A Levels at age 16-18.

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since u ppl will is loacte din da uk,let them do primary there and secondary is nigeria, my aunty will do the same to her kids, once should be leaving by next year, i was forunate to do primary in naija and sec. here and now uni and trust me, I love nigeria like sumthing else, infact, i just got back from there 2 dayz ago, was there for 6 weeks. well, in what eva the decision you people might take, the should taste Nigerian educational system, as for me, primary and sec. is far better than that of western world

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Thanks for your replies.

As a woman I'm not sure how strong I'd be to let my babies go (for such a long time - 6 years!!!) to primary school in Nigeria.

However my partner is thinking of the children will school here for primary, Nigeria for secondary - then choose where to go for further education - University.

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i will say let your kid be at least 18 b4 they step out ouf Nigeria. So the love of the country will be with them and they can always think of coming home to see you. If they come at very young age they may lose all memory of naija and to good friend there 2 connect to.hence no need 2 come back.

there are still good schools in naija and will be a bit cheaper for your wallet 2. for about 300-400pounds per month it should cover upkeep. while you can barely feed/pay 4 babysitter in the UK for that type of money.

Discipline is still key. Respect 4 elders yari yari yara

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my first son completed his primary education in Nigeria before coming here and the same will apply to my second child. I believe that's the best for my kids because of the cultural and social practices in the UK which I dont particularly subscribe to.

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I think i agree with the other guy. Let ur kids skool in Nigeria up to a certain level and then take them out. U get to eat your cake and have it.

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