Choosing school for a child should be done carefully as kids are easily influenced by their peers and environment. The schools they attend contribute to their development to a large extent and shape their values and future.
Audrey Seth Unim, a Tech professional and father tells us what he looks out for when choosing school for his kids among other things:
“I prefer private and day school for my kids. A school that is most suitable for my children is a school that is serene and safe for learning. I also look out for and consider how the pupils in the school speak and how the teachers communicate.
A standard library, an up-to-date science laboratory, and a computer server lab are facilities that must be in place in a school I would choose for them.
I have seen few children with autism in my children’s school, so I believe the school supports children with special needs.
In Nigeria, we have good schools and not-so-great schools. In the good schools, teachers pay so much attention to their students; They try hard to engage with and understand the students and get to know them individually. They are also attentive to a child’s behaviour. They have more classroom management resources.
In the not-so-great schools, the teachers hardly care about the students; They come, teach and leave.
A school has a lot of roles to play in a child’s life and upbringing. That is where they learn half of everything they know.
It provides a structured education to the child and promotes his/her mental and psychological growth. Apart from academics, a child also learns other important life skills such as teamwork, good manners, unity, sharing, responsibility, and communication.
The role of school in a child’s life cannot be overstated with regards to the student’s personal development. Some schools have their own extracurricular activities which help students excel in areas outside the curriculum. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities by teachers and parents. These activities help them develop leadership qualities and establish themselves as role models among peers. So yes, schools play a major role in a child’s upbringing.
What I like about my children’s school is that when my kids don’t show up in school, they call me or their mum. They are well disciplined, they administer treatments mostly first aid. When the school bus comes to drop them after school, it’s either I am there to receive them or their mum is. If none of us is there, they take them back to school. They also teach so well because I’m proud of my kids.
My children have not reported any issue regarding the school.
My kids take extra lessons after school. It is really important for them because they are at the age where their brains work like magic, and I don’t want them to be half-baked. Extra lessons wouldn’t hurt them at all.”