I really don’t know why my husband is insisting our first daughter ‘Sefunmi who has just finished her year 5 exams in flying colours should not proceed to secondary school next session.
She is brilliant and will be 10 years old in December. She has attempted common entrance examinations into various profiled schools of her choice and my choice, and has not failed any. In fact, one of the schools gave her a scholarship to pay half of the tuition fees because of her excellent performance.
Yet, my husband is still ‘playing the same music’ with his ‘old school’ lyrics – “our daughter must graduate properly and have her Primary School Leaving Certificate; she will not jump to year 7 from year 5”
Haha! Isn’t he tired of paying exorbitant school fees? Isn’t he aware that this is an opportunity for her to speed up her education? Does he not want his child to progress seamlessly…?
What can I do to convince him because personally, if ‘Sefunmi passes her A-levels and gain admission into the university in year 9 she are good to go…I will not subscribe to allowing their ‘old school dad’ delay any of them for no particular/tangible reason
What is the criteria for going to secondary school (year 7); age or academics performance?
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