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Friday, November 08, 2019

Chronicle Of Blog Visitor Narrative...

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WORRIED FATHER


Good day Stella. Will appreciate if this can be posted as soon as possible. Bless you.


So we recently enrolled my 2yr old son in Nursery 1 in a private school. They are presently in first term. One thing that got me worried was that for a very smart boy my son was able to write only 1(as in letter 1) after almost 6 weeks. He can’t do anything else. Alphabets, Colouring, Patterns etc nothing else.His mum was worried but I waved it aside that he will catch up with time. 

The class had two teachers.


Last week one of the teachers called my wife and asked if she’s not worried that my son is not really doing well in his class work. My wife replied in the affirmative and said she’s had the intention of discussing it with the teachers before. The lady now told my wife that they can arrange extra coaching for him. Oh great. So what is the schedule going to be like? The teacher said the coaching will run concurrently with the regular school hours!


Apparently the two teachers run a scheme where they collect extra money from parents and give extra attention to the children of such parents and leave the rest to just eat,play and sleep because that’s what my son does each time I go to pick him. My wife was fuming but decided to calm down and discuss it with me. She promised to get back to the teacher.


My wife is of the opinion that we should report the teachers to the school authorities and the proprietor who is a very good friend. But I’m just reluctant to do this. I’m not sure I want to be the reason why anyone will lose their jobs in these harsh economic climate. My conscience won’t let me rest. At the same time I’m not comfortable about my kid being left out when other kids are being taught.


Taking the kid out of the school is out of the question because we just paid for the session and they are still in first term.


I’m just curious about what blog visitors opinion is about this conundrum. Wifey is already blaming me for my ‘over kindness’ as she termed it.


Thanks


Oga why will you keep quiet about this?PLease report this to the school at pnce!!!

110 comments:

  1. 2yr old son should be in otaa biscuit formally known as otaa akara? Being able to write 1 is enough for his age na, Oga abeg allow this children to grow abeg

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    1. Firstly 2yr Old child is way too young to be in Nursery 1...the child should be in kindergarten or playgroup still playing and singing rhymes and playfully reciting 1,2,3 and A,B,C and don't mount unnecessary pressure on the child, extra lesson for a child so young is over kill and you are stressing the child's brain.
      Why not get educational materials like magnetic A,B,C and 1,2,3 and paste on the fridge at home or somewhere around the house that the child will see it and want to know what it is, by doing so the child will learn more, don't leave everything to the teacher alone to teach your child. Learning should start from home and it should be enjoyed by the child not forced on.
      With the writing aspect, give the child time, children are different. Your child will certainly write when it's time it's all step by step. Don't overwhelm your child too much.

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    2. All this wahala on top 2 yrs boy. He should be in otaa akara class before pre-Nursery...

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    3. My thoughts exactly. A 2 year old should still be in kindergarten. Pls, don't rush the boy's education. This is the age where they normally learn rhymes and songs, paint and all.
      And to the teachers collecting money for extra lesson for 2 year olds, pls, fear God. They should be reported to the school authority.

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    4. Oga Biko your child is too young to be in Nursery 1. He should still be in Pre-nursery. Don't rush him please

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    5. See you talking about a 2 year like he is 5.

      In the uk, at his age he will still be at home till 3 except his parents decide to put him in a nursery. I think it is even 4 years in Scotland.

      A 2 year old will only sleep, eat, play and cry. Some can't even talk at that age, just a few words. You people are worried over what exactly. Please leave that child to learn at his pace.

      At 2 my child could not even write 1.

      At 2, he should be colouring, singing rhymes, learning different animals, colours, shapes etc. Simple things like that.

      You will soon say he is supposed to know BODMAS at 3 years cuz you are paying school fees.

      Abeg stop stressing the little boy!!! Extra lessons for a 2 year old?? I am in shock.

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    6. Sir kindly report to the school authority. And secondly your child should not be writing 1,but slash strokes curves etc,and be sounding the alphabets. Also that child is to small for any extra class.

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    7. Maybe your 2 year old son should be writing thesis for you. Both you, your wife and the teachers aren’t serious. Imagine extra coaching for pupils in nursery 1!

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    8. My own child that couldn’t say 1till age 4 nkor shey I for don kill am

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    9. Nawa just 6weeks of school, and you are expecting the child to know what ???? i bet this is his first experience in a learning environment. At this age some are even still crying when you drop them off at school.
      How will 2yr old hold pen or crayon well to colour and fill in the shapes uncle. Lesson for a 2yr old ??he hasn't even spent up to a full term in school, just 6weeks. and you want him to recite ABC and count in decimals.

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    10. I had a similar experience with my son. I withdrew him and took him to a good Montessori school. He's a trailblazer now after 2 years

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    11. Oga 2yrs in school is a waste of time and energy except you two don't have time for your child. You can buy books and teaching tools to teach your child at home till 3yrs. You need to create time for your child you or your wife. That be a lazy parent leave the teacher alone.

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    12. 2years!!!!! What exactly do you want the child to know how to do please? Naija and competition.
      My daughter turns 2 tomorrow and although she knows colors, alphabets and some numbers, writing isn’t part of it! She however sings my ears off with her rhymes. She knows the time perfectly but not the words.

      Please Sir, that kid is too young for this pressure. Speak to the proprietor of the school about your findings, but leave that kid to be a kid for now. Ah!

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    13. 2years!!!!! What exactly do you want the child to know how to do please? Naija and competition.
      My daughter turns 2 tomorrow and although she knows colors, alphabets and some numbers, writing isn’t part of it! She however sings my ears off with her rhymes. She knows the time perfectly but not the words.

      Please Sir, that kid is too young for this pressure. Speak to the proprietor of the school about your findings, but leave that kid to be a kid for now. Ah!

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  2. Report to the school and demand full refund because if you leave your child there after reporting, those wicked teachers will maltreat him.

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    1. Poster,-you are too nice just like your wife said . This is your child we are talking about here and the foundation for these children starts from now.
      I was in similar situations when my boy was in another school here, it was my mom that noticed it, and demanded answers but none was forthcoming,that was how we changed his school and he is doing very well in this new school and the proprietress is a no nonsense person,she takes her time to watch every child and give feedback to you the parents.
      Please I beg you take it up or change your child's school till you get the best.

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    2. The teachers dear not maltreat him in any way. In my children's school they no me now,i battle for my children's right. And no extra lessons at all because on their own,my children are brilliant. Teach them in class and leave them for me.

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    3. Poor child. Clueless parents. Greedy teachers.

      At this pace, that child will begin to develop HATE for learning and school environment altogether.

      2years old that should be singing rhymes and learning how to talk you and your wife want him to write you thesis.

      Poor poor poor child.

      You and your wife and the teachers are child abusers.

      This is the consequence of when a trouser-sagging boy marries a slay queen. All their life is centered around competition and feeling among.

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  3. Oga na wa for you o. Report that teacher immediately.

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    1. My nephew started school at age 18 months and he's 29 months now and he's yet to be in nursery 1, so how can a boy of 2 years be in nursery 1 already? Take it easy with the boy, let him not run faster than his destiny




      *Larry was here*

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    2. Your child should be in play group (though some schools still teach them to scribble at that age), I don't know where you are rushing him to.
      Secondly, how sure are you that those teachers actually do what you accused them of.
      Some kids may not write more than the number1 at that stage and need extra encouragement. It doesn't mean the teachers weren't doing their work.
      They may also use their extra time to spend more time with your child.
      Make further research before you implicate anyone.
      Please, kindly reduce the pressure you are mounting on a 2year old.
      It's time you spend time teaching your child of his environment, these are his imaginative years rather than spending time on numbers.
      He will eventually write.

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    3. As in ehhhh... imagine the stress! Please leave the kid to be a kid, what are you rushing him for? To be fast with school and then what? Abeg leave him be! He is way too young for that class, he should be in KG 1 not even KG 2 sef.

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    4. I'm not worried about the class the child is. My issue is why will a teacher collect money to teach a child in a school the child paid fees for to learn?

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  4. Report to the school and let them handle it. Your conscience should be more worried about the education or lack of, that your son is getting. You owe him that much.

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    1. But the truth is that some schools allow extra lesson where the teacher and the pupil's parent reach an agreement. It's allowed in some school, so if it's allowed, then you don't have a case. It's allowed in my children's school too.

      Again, do you guys teach it at home or you're leaving it all for the teacher? When my daughter was 3 and in nursery 1, she couldnt read past 1-30 neither could she write, that's after kg1 and 2. It took a lot of effort, consistency and patient before she picked up. Now, she 5 and in primary 1 and she's doing just fine..

      It's not too bad he's only able to write 1 now, he'll catch up with time.

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    2. Exactly, @chummy,its not a crime if they provide extra encouragement, my daughter refused writing past one, until we understood her fears and worked on it.
      Don't go reporting what you are not sure of. Children at that age are taught through play, they will most likely enjoy it when it's done playfully.
      I don't know where Nigerian schools rush their kids to.

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    3. Exactly what I thought about. Children learn differently. Your child might even be more comfortable learning how to write from his parents. Why not create at least 20mins of your time to teach that child and see if the child won't do better.

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    4. A 5yr old in basic 1? Where is she rushing to?

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    5. Chummy thank you. It is never enough in school. Dad or mum still need so hours with their child everyday.

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    6. It's not about children being different n each learning at their own pace...your child is 2...two years old 2 ohhhh let that sink in 2. He is supposed to be watching nursery rhymes playing, singing and scribbling aka writing jaga-jaga. The teachers know what they are doing... They are dropping it into your head that your child is lagging behind meanwhile there his nothing wrong with your child. Some children can't even hold a pencil at this age. Pls Google is your friend. Google what a 2 year old should be doing. The child shldnt even be in school. I hope he is not wearing uniform yet

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  5. Please report those teachers to the proprietor. Other kids are being punished too and it’s not fair.
    If you don’t deliver a job you are paid to do, then they should be ready to face whatever comes to them.
    That’s how some teachers ruin kids lives and make them not interested in school...they don’t do well.
    Please don’t sit down and watch some heartless teachers mess up your kid and others brilliance with bad tutoring.

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    1. Just like it is in the medical profession. Doctors working in government hospitals care less about patients there and most times direct you to their private hospitals.

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  6. Lolzz Stella this your laptop go cause wahala...Sir I think you are taking this thing too much and too much pressure on him...2 years and he is doing extra lessons...It is very unnecessary and a great waste of time...After school, allow that boy to eat, take a short nap and let him watch educational sing along thats the fastest way to learn..DSTV has jimjam, nicktoons and other stuff...They learn with sing a long and he will catch up...We have 5 types of intelligence and book intelligence is not the only...Have tried checking his other interests..He could prefer painting or colouring...Stop wasting your money for extra lessons please...

    I doubt the integrity of the school..Why should they do extra lessons for 2 years olds?? If reporting will prick your conscience, then call the teachers and warn Them...All the best...

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    1. Read the chronicle again. I think you missed the point

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    2. Yes,that boy has no business being in nursery 1 at his age but that doesn't justify what the teachers are doing. When I was growing up,it was teachers that will give report on your performance and suggest if you should proceed to a higher class or a lower one. I guess times have changed. Too bad

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    3. Omeh thanks a lot ..I really missed that part...Anyway he should stop putting pressure on that boy..Thats my own...At that age, I will still be breastfeeding him sef..

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    4. @omeh thank you. alot of readers miss the point. these teachers refused to do the job they are paid to do yet they expect the parents to pay more which is very wrong. the boy isnt doing well not because he's too young to learn but because he is being ignored, that is what the writer is complaining about.......teachers collecting bribe to do their jobs,

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    5. Nobody missed any point.The hungry teachers are taking advantage of the ignorant or maybe desperate parents since they want their child to write
      1 - 50 @ 2 years.

      We totally get the point and the point is let the boy be. He shouldn't be in nursery 1 and he does not need any form of pressure to learn at that age. Don't force it. At 2 he is not in school to learn in the strict sense of it but to interact.

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    6. I agree with you anon 18.30 a two year should be free to roam n play...I don't even take my kids to church Sunday school till they are almost 3. The teachers are just taking advantage of parents that are worried cos their 2 year can only write 1 and can't recite ABC yet. Buy leap frog for your child download nursery rhymes app and see your child excel at home before seeing the four walls of a school. Please.,.Niko...ejor..Dan Allah, si vous plait, por favour let the child be a child. Maybe you It's feel its too late since you have paid for the whole session but what you shld have done was put him in a play school. When I went searching for a school for my first daughter I totally crossed a school off the list cos the proprietor said "we prefer it when the kids start at 18 months" for what na. For me it's 3 years....so the relationship cld not work

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    7. @ 8.15, exactly,If you know what my toddler learnt from watching Baby Joy joy, Dave and Ava, Coco melon, Peppa pig, paw patrol, Cbeebies etc without any teacher. When he says some things I will be marvelled.

      He knows his fruits, animals, their sounds, colours, he knows foods and a whole lot. He will say see monkey, see elephant, he will count 1- 10. He knows his ABC and a lot more.

      All these he learnt from us and on TV. I want to put him in a nursery in January just so he can mix with other kids and learn how to interact, just 2 days a week finish, what is he learning at 2pm.

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  7. I don't know the state you are but where I am here a child starts from reception then prenursery before he or she moves to nursery one.
    At the end of nursery one a child can count and write numbers 1-100.
    The child must have finished reading queen premier part one
    I think they should have finished some parts of phonics .And can write the alphabet both upper case and lower case and should be able to sound it.
    So I don't think starting from nursery one is the best.
    But for the teachers they might be concentrating on those kids whose parents pay extra.
    When my child started her first year in school it was as if she went there to play but by her second year ,I saw a whole lot of changes.This is her 3rd year and in nursery one ,she is doing wonderfully well.

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    1. Oh!! I love this comment.. That child should be in pre nursery or reception one. Nursery one for 2 yrs old nawaa o.. Even my son's sch won't even enroll that child

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    2. Exactly, i think a two year old is too young to be in nursery one. In my son's school a 2 year old can only be admitted into reception. My son is currently 18 months and in playgroup...they scribble, color, sing rhymes, play, eat, sleep, storytelling etc.

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    3. In my Kids school, you must be 3 years + before you are enrolled in Nursery 1 and before that you must have passed through Crèche and Prenursery

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    4. Thank you oo I think a two year old should still be in reception class except you don't know the difference between these classes because after nursery is primary classes oo

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    5. You are so right anon 15:12...a 2yrs old should be in reception 1 or 2 and not nursery 1..

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    6. Some schools start with nursery 1, then 2 before kg 1 and 2... Others do the opposite. I think the child's school start from nursery.

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  8. Oga pls Google us your friend. What is the panic overall 2 year old writing? Just tell them you don't need extra classes for your child period! You can decide to tell the school owner or not but its not for her to sack anyone. It's to put in place a policy that prevents such. A good teacher works extra with any student that needs extra work for free!!! That's her Jobby job. If the children knew it all the teacher's services won't be needed. My children start lessons in primary six when they need to prepare for external exams. Pls ease off the pressure on yourself and let your child be a child. All these local schools. Go to the elitist high end international schools. Na so so colour the child go dey colour till she/he reach a certain age!! Look up expectations for a two year old benchmarking with European and American standards. It will let you know if your child is really behind or not. All the best.

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  9. The reason things don't work in Nigeria is because we are too sentimental, we keep quiet when people are not doing their jobs right because we don't want to be the cause of someone losing their jobs that's why we accept poor services. Please report those teachers immediately.

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  10. Sir, your wife is right.

    1) Those teachers are fleecing parents, in order to get paid extra for the job they're already paid to do? And they abandon the children of the parents they cannot harass, putting them at an unfair advantage. How can you allow people whose salary you're contributing to, bully you, your wife and your son like this?

    2) There is no reason that any extra coaching should be taking place during school hours; if they want to run a side hustle, that's their business but it shouldn't create a conflict of interest with the main job. This is like the doctors some people are complaining about on another post, who refuse to treat patients in a government hospital so that they can refer the patients to their own private outfits and get more money. No care or consideration for the patients in their care. Oga, please go and see the proprietor of the school this weekend and tell him/her how the agents of darkness s/he hired will soon ruin the school. Yes, they should lose their jobs since their calling is obviously to be doing extra coaching for children under 5. They can go and face it squarely, so that sensible teachers can be hired.

    3) There's nothing wrong with your son. He can only write "1" because that's all he has been taught.

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    1. And I don't understand this Nursery 1 you're talking about. When I was 2yo, I was in kindergarten/toddler class. And I turned out just fine. What is the rationale behind putting so much pressure on your 2yo?

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    1. Your child is still supposed to be with his mama or in creche.

      Why are you guys rushing? Ok oo

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  12. Poster sir, please report to the school proprietor.
    Your son is suppose to be in foundation 1 or Kg 1.
    And by now he us suppose to be able to identify numbers and also colour pictures and scribble on his book.
    Dont mind those teachers, your son dont need extra coaching at this age.
    Report to the school authority so they will look into it.

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  13. Parents these days are amazing. You mean you expect your child of 2 years to start writing what exactly in nursery one. I mean, our education is hopelessly hopeless. I don't have a problem with the teachers I am more worried at the extent these parents expect children to be a graduate at 16 missing tye important stages of their lives. Allow these children be a child in their life. Many of them don't even know how to play with sand and water. They miss out a lot out of their lives and it affects them. I am tired of these modern parents one even expected a child of 5 years be writing letters. This borrowed education tire me.

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    1. Thank you, you spoke my mind. A 2 yr old child should be learning how to interact with peers, share toys, greet, feed himself and other age appropriate social needs. He shouldn't even hold a pencil. We are so concerned about reading and writing that we have forgotten how to live. That's why children no longer greet, can't share things and are all social misfits for lack of a better word to use. Let these children be children, they have a lot of years ahead of them to learn how to read and write.

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    2. Only they can say where they're borrowing their idea of education from. It cannot be UK or US cos they don't enrol children in proper school at such a young age! Where Nigerian "modern" parents are rushing their children to, or who they're competing with - only they can say. Boy that should be playing is who they will pressure to write 1-100 till they break his mind and we start telling another story.

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  14. Oga, for the sake of other kids who their parent might not be aware or have not been told of thia arrangement,report those corrupt teachers. It is obvious that their approach to learning suck and must not be allowed in such a sensitive system.

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  15. When you finish reporting them, they will change his class but all eyes will be on your son. Are other kids being taught doing better? cos my sis pays for lesson for her son that is 2years too, just to occupy him. while waiting for the sister class to close

    When you report just remove him from the school

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  16. Just think about it this way Sir, if you were the owner of that school running a business will you what to know? While being kind to these supposed criminal teachers how kind are you being to other innocent kids and parents who may not be able to afford to pay for private lessons. You seem to be talking this way because you can easily afford it. Being kind and good is a good virtue only when you are kind and good to deserving persons. This one isn't kindness but self centeredness and cowardice.

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  17. Oga, you have to withdraw your child from that sch if you truly love him. Since you don't want the teachers to lose their job. This stage he is now is the foundation stage so pls don't pull him back cuz of money

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  18. This is the problem right here!you pay for something and you are not getting the quality of what u paid for and you are saying what? Pls dont ever complain about the Nigerian Govt again. You are worried about some teacher loosing their job while your son is not being thought anything? It Does not strike me like you went to sch oga o. Wait o your reason for feeling sorry could actually be that you are already having eye for the said teacher sef...you should be the one getting angry instead of your wife. But it seems u really don't care if the boy learns anything. Afterall the people wey dey make am now no kukuma go sch. Teachers are there ripping the owner of the sch off and u are worried about someone loosing their job? Oga abeg check ya sef. All is not well.

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  19. Hahahaha,oga I wake by 6am for the day's work,I put my kids in school and the school will give me story,that will not work.kolework,
    Pls let them loose their jobs cos they were not working initially there.
    How can I be paying for something and I knew what my kid can do and I don't see it,my dear I will report.
    That school is not a good school,if you have money just withdraw Ur kid.dont the owners have head of school to go through assesment of the children's book everyweek?
    Why did it take your wife so long to realize that Ur boy was not doing well?
    Again the age of a child also determines how developed your kid with be.
    Except those tracers are removed my dear your kid will not do well cos they are determined not to DO THEIR JOB!PLS start plans to remove him,a school such is going on under their nose is not a school with standards.

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  20. Same thing happened to me, my son couldn't write letters only number 1 for a whole session had to change his sch plus got him a home lesson teacher and now he is doing great.

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    1. Your child needed extra child. I have forgetten the name but some kids don't write early same way kids do not speak early. These are challenges every child goes through. Some may need speech therapy and so on. It doesn't mean there's something wrong with the child or the school isn't doing their work. Children develop differently, no two child is the same.

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  21. So poster you expect your 2 years old boy to have known how to write A-Z. Oga please relax, the boy should still be in play group class. The pressure we put on these kids is damn to much.

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  22. Those two teachers are sabotage to that school. They were paid to achieve what they are charging extras for. Please inform the school head so he or she will be aware of parallel govt. running under her nose.

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  23. please leave that 2 year old alone gosh, he or her is still a baby, stop pushing them more than there brain can take. my 6 year old boy in london here is just learning abc and 123 in school. nigerian parents push education so soon.

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  24. First, your child has no business being in Nursery 1 at 2years old. He should be in playgroup or preparatory class. Playing , eating, sleeping, coloring and scribbling. Why the rush?
    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with him and he doesn’t need extra baggage of “coaching” to write exactly what at 2yrs!
    Please be informed.

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  25. A 2 ur old is not even suppose to know how to write 1. Pls use google n find out the curriculum for a 2 ur old British standard since that's what we operate here

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  26. oga if you refuse to report the teachers to the school authorities then the teacher will continue to do such thing which is part of corruption. Report the matter right away, is not easy to pay school fee and yet your child cannot learn anything cos you are not paying extra money to the teachers. that is wickedness from the teachers.

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  27. 2 YEAR OLD IN NURSERY 1? CHAI NA WA O.

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  28. I have a 3yrs' 10 mnts old son in nursery one and he writes 1 to 50 on his own. Spells 2 and 3 letter words. Although he started from reception one when he was 1 yr and 7 months. That boy in nursery one at 2 years is quite early. I would suggest u put him either in reception one or 2. At nursery one in my son's sch they are meant to start writing on their own from the board. My second son is in reception 1 and he is a yr and 10months now and he writes 1 to 3. I know it is a gradual process but he will learn with time.

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  29. 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲
    How about calling those teachers and telling them -game up and exactly what their game is
    Reason with them that teaching the kids for the pay they get is just doing their legitimate
    work and will not prevent them from running their after school coaching...
    Though I am skeptical about this after school thing because people who do this can also
    abuse the kids...for the Love of money is the root of all kinds of evil...
    Tell them that if they do not change their ways, you will report them quickly and more
    Give them another six weeks and assess your child's progress...
    Let me also not fail to ask my ajuju wey fit sebe okwu;
    Has the two year old child began talking well as to learn?
    I started going to school at age 4-5. In the States, they start
    pre-k at 4, kindergarten at 5 and Grade 1 at 6, why my Naija people dey want
    rush the kid? 😲😲😲

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  30. I think 2 years is still early, he will pick up. But the custom in Nigeria is to bombard a 2 year old and parents take pride that a 2 yr old can read 1 to 100. I live in the states and pre k starts at 4 and they go to school for 3 hrs, not full day, and they still go to play. My son started the pre K just like that but at grade 1 now he reads and writes, he knows the things he should know at his age. Make una take am easyooh.

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  31. Can't you just change the school?

    Your child is just two yrs old changing school will have no long term impact on him. Also, at two his finger dexterity is not fully settled to write properly, he likely can only write the number 1 because it is the easiest. I am not saying parents should not push there children to greatness, but we also need to have realistic expectations of what a two year old child can do. Most two year old are not even making full coherent sentences yet. Do you realistically expect your child to be writing the entire alphabet and all numbers? How will that happen when the finger dexterity is not there yet?

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  32. Your child at 2 should be in starters class. At this age he should be concerned with rhymes,learning the alphabets and learning how to hold the pencil. Please don't rush that child if not you would regret it. Let a child be a child and enjoy their growing up stage.
    Stop that lesson and take him to the age appropriate class. I did same and I have no regrets. Once they are the right age in a class they learn quickly.

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  33. Poster sir, you will do well by reporting that teacher to the authority, not just for your son but for other kids as well. While he is 2years and doesn't really need the academic pressure it irks me that some kids are getting special treatment whilst others are neglected because of a well calculated scheme to extort parents instead of doing the job they have already been paid to do.

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  34. My son is 2yrs plus and he count 1and 2 shikena. But guess what? I am not bothered, it is only in Nigeria that a child knows more than his/her age due to unhealthy competition among school owners.yet simple thing a kid of such age will know like greetings, identifying body parts,coloring etc.They won't teach them.Don't give them any money in fact report them to the owner of the school or better with draw your child before they start maltreatmenting him.End time teachers.

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    1. My 2 year old nephew isn't in school , he knows how to count one to 10
      He can do some stuff and this isn't even out of pressure ,
      Its cos he spends time with his older brother .
      No need to pressure a child.

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  35. Oga,do know how long it takes this children to learn how to hold pencil? A 2 year old should be in playgroup 2 not nursery 1.

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  36. Oga, what is your little baby doing in nursery 1?
    Why are you rushing your kid?

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  37. what extra lesson is a two year child doing? he should still be at home sucking breast and playing with toys, if not that his mum has to go to work.

    trust nigerians to abuse any little fad and tske things to the extreme

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  38. Nursery 1 should be from 2yrs 9months or 3yrs.He should be in activity class.Children perform academically according to their age,so what he should know now is colouring, singing rhythms and poems.Abeg leave the teacher

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  39. I think you should change the school altogether. 2 year old is too young for nursery one. Then paying attention specially to some children is not good enough.

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  40. Ewooo.... My two year old oga is still drinking tea and mumbling rhymes that I don't understand when him mate dey write number 1.

    Abeg who dey sell cane, this my son wey like food self.


    Lol. But on a serious note don't rush your child. That boy shld be in pre-nursery please. All he should be doing now is sing rhymes, scribble,read numbers and simple phonic sounds like a, s, d, t and the likes and liking them to objects. He may not be writing clear now....

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  41. And please report those 'fraudchers'....even if they aren't well paid they should have marketed after school teachings not private coaching concurrent with sch hours...

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  42. Oga, at the years you were still at home sucking breast o. Now ,you want a baby to write within 6 weeks.. nawaooo.your expectations of him is too high..I pray that you don't spoil things for him.Take it easy,He will get there. Take him to k.G class to learn the basics .

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    2. I was still at home trying to walk properly, chop puff puff and speak audibly. Too much pressure for the baby @2, I feel for him.

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  43. How sure are you the teachers are not sharing the money with school management?
    Invest in educational toys and supplies and change after a year as you have already paid school fees. One year is not wasted. He is 2 years old.

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    1. There are exceptions to everything. Yes, 3% of two yr old may fall into that category, should we build a standard around what the 3% can do or what the 97% can do. Most two yr old don't even speak a full proper sentence, cannot brush their own teeth or give themself their own bath, but magically they are supposed to know all letters and numbers, an maybe even minor arithmetic.

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  45. The teachers are wrong for doing what they do,talk to them personally about it before you go any further.On the other hand,your son is too young nursery 1.Its a class for 3/4year olds and he will always lag behind and be confused if you dont remove him from that class.My son started school @ 2years and was placed in pre-kg class(pre-nursery).They were taught how to hold pencil,trace letters and numbers.Colours,shapes etc.By second /third term,he learnt how to write some numbers and alphabets.So please,dont confuse that little boy.

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  46. Oga calm down, your boy is still small.My girl just clocked 3 and she just started writing this term oo.

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  47. Sir at 2 years old, he should be in Kindergarten learning rhymes and learning to read the numbers not in nursery 1. If he can write 1&2, that's an exception.

    I think your expectations of him is quite high. Also, the only reason you should report those teachers is because they don't pay equal attention to all the kids. That's very wrong.

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  48. you and you r wife need to be checked for mental disorder. You expect a 2 year old to start writing. my 3 plus daughter just starting wring cos she is in nursery one after spending 2 years in playgroup learning 1-30, her alphabets and singing. Writing is not any automatic skill. Your child needs to learn how to say his numbers and alphabet before learning to write. the parents are the problem should enrol him in playgroup to be with his mates

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  49. you expect a child who has never been to school to write in 6 weeks. you all are not normal. that child ll be about 3 years before he can even write and it wont be neat because it is a learnt skill. please relax

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  50. Is it me that doesn't understand what Nursery 1 means? Why are you putting your children under so much pressure? Where are y'all rushing these children to, fgs? I'm reading comments and I'm amazed, and not in a good way! Yes, some children might need therapy if they're not developing at the right rate for their age but extra coaching for children under the age of 5 has to be classified as some sort of abuse!

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  51. First things first your son is still too young to be in nursery 1 why in God's name are you getting unnecessarily worked up over his progress? A 2 year old boy! For christ sakes stop stop stop.
    Allow him to grow up, let his brain develop enough to learn all he needs to learn at the appropriate time. Please don't rush him. There are lots of kiddies station (jimjam, PBS, cbeebies,Nickelodeon)on cable that are very educative, informative and are meant to stimulate the childs brain to learn alphabets, numbers, colours, objects etc in a very fun, playful, musical and other interesting manners. Make sure that he watches only these stations and I bet you he'll pick up a lot of educative stuff that are meant for kids . Lastly please report thise swindling teachers, what they are doing is so wrong and the most annoying part is that they know very well that a child that young wouldn't be able to grasp more than what his brain can handle at that age but they make it seen like the boy isn't doing well. They are wicked.

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  52. First off I think you made a mistake saying your son is in nursery one, I don't think any school would put a 2yr old in nursery one. Except it's a school that does not have govt approval and are just winging it.

    I don't want to go into the fact that you expect too much from your son, that one is another whole topic. Child should just be scribbling and singing rhythms.

    My issue is that if you do not make the owner of the school know what her teachers are doing behind her back, then you're not a good friend like you claim to be. Those teachers have no business being in the teaching profession, especially at this delicate stage. I don't like nonsense.

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  53. Poster why the hurry?. Your 2 year old boy should be in KG 1 and not Nursery 1. Please stop stressing the little boy. At age 2 he should be experimenting with crayons and sand, listening to stories , learning rhymes, watching cartoons. I'm sure at age 3 you were still at home drinking tea n sleeping!.

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  54. I live in the states and my 2yr old niece can only count 1-10. I suspect they taught them in school because their mum does not pressure them. Make sure he watches educational videos and cartoons. These help with learning a whole lot. Especially for identifying numbers, shapes and colors. There is no need to pay extra lessons for a 2yr old please. He’s a baby. Also, report those teachers and have a serious discussion with the school authorities on their curriculum. You may want to find a more balanced school for him.

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  55. At two, I was in nursery 1. The concept of preschool and kindergarten is strange to me.

    The point here is that the teachers aren't doing what they're being paid to do which is teaching THE ENTIRE CLASS. Oga, please report to the authorities. If that's what the school does, please endure and then when the session is over, take your child to a new and better school

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  56. At 2 years he is still very young to be in nursery 1...his age appropriate class is pre-nursery ...these things also affect children's learning process

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  57. DONT REPORT THEY CAN DO TERRIBLE THINGS TO HIM

    BUY HIM A TAB AND AFTER THIS SESSION TAKE HIM AWAY DROM THE SCHOOL
    BE WISE
    A TEACHER THAT DOES THAT CAN POISON YOUR SON

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  58. What the Teacher's are doing is wrong if what you reported is the truth. The Teachers are not meant to neglect a child after paying school fees in favour of another who paid extra money especially to them. Report them if you must because of that issue.

    At 2yrs old , your child should be in a creche and what he should be doing is playing if you ask me. A 2yr old child has limited vocab, he is just stacking 6 blocks and is barely achieving fine motor control ,you shouldn't expect him to write 1 nicely . He should be scribbling nonsense on paper with joy.

    Report the teachers for their nonsense act and not because your child can't write 1. Your child is perfectly fine. If not for both parents striving to make a loving and out of the home, either of both parents should be with a 2 year old child in the home and he shouldn't be with a stranger cum teacher at a school. Anything close to school should be a creche

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  59. I am sorry sir,is it that you and your wife never teach him anything while he was home?my 1y3month baby can read 1 to 10.she as not started school yet.you can download rhymes for him on youtube ,the more he watch it the more he learn.also he should be in toddler 1 not nursery 1.all he nesds to know now is songs ,he even try to write 1.allow tge boy to grow please

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