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Raising an Einstein

Diary of a Husband Material

African father helping son with homework“Excellence is never an accident. It’s always the result of a high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.”

“My child will be the next Albert Einstein, my baby will be the next Chimamanda, my son will even eclipse Faraday’s achievements” …..excerpts from dreams and wishes of most Nigerian parents.

Yes, it is true that even if your child attends one of the public schools in Kaduna State, expectations—not unreasonably—are still high that notwithstanding the chaotic organizations in the set-up and the quality of teachers therein, nevertheless, in the midst of this chaos, champions will still emerge.

I am one of those who grew up outside the cozy confines of being born into wealth. Hence, I attended Government owned schools from my primary, through to my Tertiary levels of education. Truth be told, at some point in my schooling, I was taught…

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