One major difference between private and public schools in Nigeria is definitely the tuition fee.
The public schools are owned by the government while the private schools are owned by individuals or missionaries. Typically, one who attends a public school is an “ajepako” and the ones who attend private schools are referred to as “ajebotas”.
Here are ten photos that basically show you the difference between these two schools:
#1. School Fees
Private: Break the bank.
Public: Pay for uniform and come to school to learn.
Private: Cardigans, blazers, always good
Public: Check shirts and mostly rough
Private: Well groomed teachers. Rarely miss classes
Public: Regular missing of periods or making them indulge in cheap labour. Lots of burden on teachers too.
#4. What Free Periods Mean
Private: Study or nap time
Public: Make noise all over the school
#5. Fun School Activities
Private: Excursions, field trips from time to time.
Public: Once in a blue moon. Hardly happens.
Private: Never affect
Public: Will always affect them.
Private: Well built, well aerated with beautiful landscape
Public: Uncompleted, dilapidated buildings
#8. Libraries and Laboratories
Private: Well equipped with recent materials
Public: Rarely equipped or items are out of stock
Private: Walled and tight security. Students are expected to compose themselves too
Public: All the freedom.
Private: Fewer in the class
Public: A lot of students in a class.
Are there any other differences you can recall?