Holiday lessons, summer lessons, whatever they call it, is a scam! In fact, that a child should resume school by 7am and close by 5pm or 6pm is uncalled for.
Those days we resumed school by 8am and closed by 2pm, with double breaks( short break and long break in between).And we did well and still doing well. Ours was a wholistic education.
Today, a child's long break is used for extra lesson( parent-teacher arrangement). What a scam! Our over sabi is just too much.
A child will go to school by 7am and close by 5pm for five days out of the seven days in a week.And most times, the child will still have home lesson from 6pm to 8pm.
During weekends that child comes home with many assignments in all the subjects he or she is offering in school. So there won't be time to rest and play through out the weekend.
The child does that for almost four months hoping to enjoy the holidays only for schools to come up with a scam in the name of holidays lesson.
What exactly do you want to teach that child?
Dear parents, summer holiday is a period you allow a child to experience other things in life apart from formal education.Formal education is just a part of education.
Allow them to travel for the vacation and if you don't have money for vacation, take them to a place where they will learn new skills.
Let them go and learn how to draw, computer coding, how to play musical instruments, play football, learn business, singing, learn foreign languages etc
Allow this children to explore life. Education is made up of three(3) domains....Cognitive(head) Affective(Heart) and Psycho-motor(hand).
Everytime should not be Book, book, book(which is cognitive alone) that is why most of our youths are unemployed because they can't do any other thing apart from white collar job. In fact, many of our girls/ladies cannot really cook because they were busy with books, when they were supposed to learn domestic and home keeping ! Bookism is affecting this generation!
When I was growing up, after closing by 2pm, I will go to my father's industry( Block industry), eat and rest for a while, wet the blocks, sometimes loaded blocks, and even after a while I was able to mould blocks. I started catechism class later, going to church from 4pm to 6pm (3 times a week ). Some weekends and during holidays we went to farm. But now, it's a taboo to let a child experience farming.
I thank God for my parents, with my first class and distinction, and even award as a best corps member, I would have been jobless.
Let's support wholistic Education, say no to this current scam !......PRINCE ADEGBEHINGBE, ADENIYI FRANCIS