‘Primary 4 To JSS 1,’ Here’s Danger Of Rushing Children’s Education

Education expert and Professor of Educational Management at UNILORIN offers words of advice to parents





A Professor of Educational Management at the University of Ilorin, Yunus Fasasi, has advised parents not to rush their children’s education at all levels, maintaining that making children to deliberately jump certain classes during their formative years has some dangers.

Prof Fasasi gave the advice while delivering the 256th inaugural lecture at the University of Ilorin on Thursday.

Though he focused on the rush of children into higher Educational institutions at tender age, the Don maintained that this get-out-of-school-quick mentally of parents actually started from getting their children jump the primary 5 and 6 at primary school.


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Many primary school pupils, particularly at private schools, he said, do no longer go through basic 6 before they are admitted to junior secondary school one class. These same set of students will not be allowed to finish their SS 3 before their parents will, again, want to rush them into university.

Saying that this leads children who gained admission into the university at a tender age to difficulties in having mental and academic stability, Fasasi tasked the parents to desist from the rush.

“Parents should allow their children to mature before completing their education to be able to face the exigencies of life;” he declared.

According to the university lecturer, both physical and mental development will prepare a child to cope with the rigours and challenges of life.

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