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Recession: Parents Withdraw Their Kids From Private Schools

Pupils sing during the assembly at the resumption of studies in Lagos on October 8, 2014. Public and private schools in at least 11 states of the country resumed academic activities on October 8 in compliance with the directive of state governments and respective chapters of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) after an enforced extension because of the outbreak of the virus in the cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt.The federal government had ordered schools to resume on September 22, but teachers union some states refused to return to work until they were provided with anti-Ebola kits and other logistics required to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is almost over, US health officials said on October 7, in a rare sign of authorities turning the tide on the highly contagious disease that has killed more than 3,000 in West Africa.  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The founder of Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt, Mrs. Victoria Diete-Spiff, has said parents are retrieving their children from private schools because of the economic crisis in the country.

Diete-Spiff expressed concerns that parents are now taking their children to public schools, adding that private schools are facing hard times.

Diete-Spiff, who spoke after receiving Academic Icon Award from National Association of Oduduwa Students during the 10th anniversary of the institution, also urged government to give grants to private schools.

The proprietor noted that private schools were the drivers of academic excellence in a nation and that they need encouragement.

Diete-Spiff said, “Most schools proprietors are anticipating that the recession is going to be rough.

“Most parents, during this recession, are having financial problem. Most of them told us that if the economy becomes better they will return their children to school. They are retrieving their children.

“Private school is the bedrock of education in Nigeria and for somebody to withdraw his ward from private school, it means a lot.

“Government should improve the standard of education in Nigeria, at least by providing grants for private schools. In other countries, the government gives grants to private schools, but it is not done here.

“Government should do what needs to be done. Qualitative education is necessary because that is what the country needs for development.”Private schools feel recession as parents withdraw kids

The founder of Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt, Mrs. Victoria Diete-Spiff, has said parents are retrieving their children from private schools because of the economic crisis in the country.

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Diete-Spiff expressed concerns that parents are now taking their children to public schools, adding that private schools are facing hard times.

Diete-Spiff, who spoke after receiving Academic Icon Award from National Association of Oduduwa Students during the 10th anniversary of the institution, also urged government to give grants to private schools.

The proprietor noted that private schools were the drivers of academic excellence in a nation and that they need encouragement.

Diete-Spiff said, “Most schools proprietors are anticipating that the recession is going to be rough.

“Most parents, during this recession, are having financial problem. Most of them told us that if the economy becomes better they will return their children to school. They are retrieving their children.

“Private school is the bedrock of education in Nigeria and for somebody to withdraw his ward from private school, it means a lot.

“Government should improve the standard of education in Nigeria, at least by providing grants for private schools. In other countries, the government gives grants to private schools, but it is not done here.

“Government should do what needs to be done. Qualitative education is necessary because that is what the country needs for development.”


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