Summer holiday: Parent’s implications in children’s break period

Schools have officially closed for the 2018/2019 academic year and children have a three months break.

Most Parents are presently discussing how best the spare time should be spent for the betterment of the children.

After nine months of school work, most parents prefer to have children engage in extracurricular activities during the holiday.

A Yaounde Bastos resident Mrs Mbaye says her two boys need to be engaged in personal skill building activities.

“One of my boys is interested in music so I got him a keyboard and I hired a music teacher to drill him on musical instruments. His bother prefers sports than music. I plan to have him registered in a karate club in Bastos.”

Mr. Akwaji, another Parent says holiday classes are best options for the children.

“My daughter just came back from school and her results were not so good though she was promoted. I’m going to have her register for holiday classes hoping that her performance will  be better next academic year.”

Mr Olinga on his part argues that holiday period is time to move closer to God spiritually.

“My family and I will go for a two week retreat in the Kutaba Monastery. I want my children to be better Christians so that they can be morally upright.”

The crisis in the two restive regions will influence the summer holiday routine, Francisca Nsong is one of the many;

“I usually take my children to the village every third term holiday to spend time with their grandparents in Kom in the North West region. I did that until 2017. Since last year Kom is a ‘no go’ area because of the crisis in the North West and South West regions. We are obliged to spend the holiday here in Yaounde.”

Bruno Ndonwie Funwie

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