EXCELLENCE IS METAPHOR FOR MANY NIGERIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

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EVER WONDERED WHY EXCELLENCE IS USED AS METAPHOR  IN MANY NIGERIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS? A classroom at BBHS, Abeokuta

Nigerian elite bury their public schools by Folashade Adebayo

Discrimination against public schools puts many ‘unfortunate’ children at the mercy of low-quality education, FOLASHADE ADEBAYO writes

The Golden Jubilee Library in Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State has the wear and tear of several seasons. Books have largely left the shelves of the 31-year-old library while its glass doors and windows, broken in several places, tell a vivid story of a conquered facility.

During a visit to the school by our correspondent on Monday, three bags of cement sitting on a table in the front of the dusty main hall mocked the concept of true civilisation. In another part of the white building – the conference room was a rickety table.

But the state of the library only epitomised the state of disrepair in which the larger BBHS has fallen. Despite the smell of…

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