– Iroko TV boss Jason Njoku has got quite a number of people talking on social media
– This was after he dropped his opinion about a tweet which had to do with expensive school fees
– Jason also revealed that he pays over 5 million naira for his 3-year-old Montessori school
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Jason Njoku is of the opinion that even though most Nigerians do not realise it, most things in the country are cheap, by African standard.
This was part of his reply to a tweet by @ugodre, who posted the bill for one of the top schools in Lagos with a total of almost five million naira.
The Iroko TV boss continued by saying that for tier 1 education in Africa, the fee for the school posted by @ugodre is actually cheap.
The entrepreneur also revealed that he pays more than that for one of his kids who is 3 in Montessori school.
“Most Nigerians don’t realise but most things in Nigeria are actually super cheap by African (forget global standards). For Tier 1 education in Africa (forget about globally) this for boarding school is cheap. I pay more for my 3-year olds montessori school.”
View the tweet below:
As expected, Jason’s tweet generated mixed reactions with most people reminding him of the state of affairs of the country and how lucky he is.
Read some of their comments below:
“Sounds like you’ll be able to afford her Ivy League education debt-free. Can you please help pay my school loans – just under $20k.”
“Cheap” is relative! How much is minimum wage? Exactly! To the average Nigerian, it is expensive. Your comment is somewhat insensitive.”
“Quite insensitive! Especially coming from a man who comes on Twitter to whine about NBC, LASG, and their levies trying to run him out of business. We are very selfish people.”
“It is worth it if the school provides services that fit its fee. Teaching quality, pupil treatments, educational seminars, and excursion. Your children should be getting what you paid for.”
“Though they say, “if you think education is costly, try ignorance” but my dear, should education really be this expensive while we have millions of talented kids whose families could not afford to give this kind of quality education?”
A user pointed out that Jason earns in foreign currency is what he thinks the school is cheap, to which he replied that he and his wife did not enjoy certain privileges and the school has its target audience.
View the tweet below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jason’s wife, Mary Remmy Njoku took to her social media page to celebrate him.
Jason, the TV boss, turned the big 40 on Friday, December 11, and his wife shared the good news with her fans and followers on her official Instagram page.
The movie director showered prayers on her husband. She noted that God would continue to bless him.
Maymunah Ajetunmobi is a Legit.ng journalist with two years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from the University of Ilorin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. Maymunah is an Entertainment Editor because of her passion for writing and media related affairs. She believes in the uniqueness of every individual. Learn more about her on Instagram @munah__a.