Yesterday I went to the bank to bring down the roof, they've been very ineffectual of late and have been causing me to lose some monies. They couldn't even begin to verify what the problem was as their systems were down, as usual.
I was in the middle of my rant when I heard some figures mentioned, you know, a number with six zeros, and then I heard the banker tell the person on the other side of the line that the transfer had been done, yes she's aware that it's for school fees, yes, Chrisland, yes.
Now I don't know how many kids the fees are for, it could have been two or three but still, millions? Just wow.
Just some days ago I had a chat with my friend. His kids are in a pretty ordinary school somewhere in Lekki. His brother's four kids are all in Lekki British International. My friend spoke about his brother in a condescending manner, describing him as stupid for spending several millions on school fees for just a term alone. He said a smart kid is a smart kid and a dumb kid is dumb! It's not about how expensive the school is. He complained about parents spending so much on children's education for the wrong reasons, eg keeping up with the Joneses and peer pressure.
We argued back and forth about the benefits of putting kids in super expensive schools vs putting kids in "ordinary schools". Yes, there's the idea of your child eventually belonging to an upper circle, being more exposed and all what not. But does an expensive education automatically equate great education? Is there any thing to prove that the product of a Lekki Britishish school does better than a product of Pampers?
Given the opportunity and the finances, would you put your kids in an extremely expensive good school, or an averagely priced good school? Care to tell me why...