There are many brilliant students in our schools. Most of them will never get to become a Victory Morenike. Why? It's not just about the brilliance of the child, it's also about parenting - Doing what's needed to get the child to where the child should be…
You see, this thing is not easy. It is not just about being able to afford to send a child to a good school. The parents must be involved. Once the brilliance of the child is obvious, you will need to become a researcher, looking for essay competitions or summer progs that will.. increase the child's knowledge & build capacity. Each success builds the child's confidence & makes them believe they can do more. Then u become the motivational speaker. The one always encouraging because no matter how brilliant they are, they always 2nd guess themselves
Then you become the enroller, always enrolling into exams that seems above their capacity, but you know they can do it. All through this, you're the bank roller. That means sacrifice - Not buying that dress or not going on that vacation cos you need to pay for her ticket instead.
When you consider the fact that parents are very busy trying to earn a living, you will understand why this is not easy.

The point is - it'll not occur by happenstance, rather by deliberate time taking effort to invest time & resources in the child. Your child will succeed IJN.

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