By Omowumi Okedare
I read your above-titled article with keen interest. It was a beautiful piece that touches on a key issue in our society. It is no doubt that many Nigerians are sitting on the table you addressed, which I hope hasn’t broken totally by your write-up. (Read the article this writer is reacting to HERE.)
While I agree with your write-up, I have some reservations. I believe that the parents alone are not the only ones at fault in this case. Society is also guilty of the same allegations laid against the parents. I believe society sometimes dictates the parents’ ideology.
Firstly, take for example in Nigeria today, an MBBS fresh graduate ‘all things being equal’ will get a job with a salary that equals his parents pay for 25 years in government service. So why won’t such parents ‘runparunse’ to have a medical doctor as a child? Every parent wants financial rest after retirement. So one of the ways to…