As another episode of Professor Johnbull, popular television situation comedy sponsored by Globacom airs this week, Elizabeth, played by Nollywood's Queen Nwokoye, lends her wealth of academic experience to rascally students.
The professor's equally cerebral daughter engages in home-teaching with the wards under her tutelage, thereby rendering great assistance to parents and guardians who would otherwise have hired home-call teachers for extra coaching classes for their children and wards.
In the same vein, the episode entitled Expensive Schools, punctures the penchant by many parents and guardians for sending their children and wards to schools with prohibitive fees in their belief that the ‘big’ names of the schools and the huge fees will ultimately culminate in academic laurels for their children or wards.
The new episode takes a cursory look at the agonies some parents go through to send their children to expensive schools in a bid to keep up with their peers who are financially well heeled enough to afford to pay such high school fees.
The protagonist of the TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, acted by Kanayo O. Kanayo, seizes the opportunity to counsel his "proximate people" on the basic qualities that make a complete education regardless of the fees being charged by some schools.
The episode asks if this belief holds true in all situations; if there is any correlation between the huge amount of school fees paid by parents and the brilliance or academic attainments of their children; why some products of less expensive schools often perform better in competitive examinations than products of expensive schools, and why some parents leave the training of their children entirely to the teachers because of the huge school fees they pay. It also trumps up questions on why educational institutions are turning to business ventures nowadays and whether the most expensive schools are truly the best schools or mere status symbols.
Professor Johnbull will show at 6.00 p.m. on Sunday on DSTV Africa Magic Family and GOTV Channel 2, with repeat broadcast on Thursday at9.30 p.m. on the cable TV channels and on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. It is also aired on Anambra Broadcasting Service at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday.