Thousands of Nigeria's girls have to quit school to sell smoked fish or work as petty traders to support their families. Photo source: VOA

Female Maids Want Education

“I would like to go to school like anyone who is in my age, but my aunty will not allow me to go to a school. She must not even know I spoke with someone about my academic status or lack of it,” Amaka, A Lagos-based child-maid.

There are hundreds of maids who are not allowed to get education by their boss, who they most times referred to as ‘aunty’.

Do you have a maid? Are you giving them an opportunity to be as educated as your children?


David Atilola is a Student-Journalist, with a keen interest in development journalism. He is presently studying Mass Communication at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He is also a spoken word artist,who believes poetry is a tool to effect a positive social change in the society. David is a Social media enthusiast and writer, using his little voice to speak change to the lives of youths. Follow David on twitter @davidatilola
  • Isaac Success

    This is really bad. How can this child be sent to school? what is the way forward? do we have her contact? how can this be followed up on? How can her future be protected?

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