Some Nigerian parents have taken to Twitter to bewail a recent practice perpetrated by the management of primary and secondary schools.
The outcry was spearheaded by a Twitter user @loseweightwithB who complained that schools don’t allow students to reuse books used by their older siblings.
She said this was not the case before as students could use textbooks used by their elder siblings which helped parents save money. However, things have changed and schools now use books as a source of income and every session, parents are expected to buy new textbooks and notebooks for their wards in addition to paying school fees.
“Let’s not pretend we don’t know school owners, book writers and publishers are making life so difficult for parents. In our days, last borns used Textbooks older siblings used. But these days 1 person to 1 textbook. We need to speak up parents☹️ @NigEducation”
See her tweets below,
Her tweet started a discourse on the platform and parents started speaking up about their own experience.
A father complained that schools also print customized notebooks which they force parents to buy at a higher price than regular notebooks.
They also tagged the Ministry of Education to the post and urged them to do something about the issue.