how much money are we talking about? how much does it cost to educate a girl for a year and a half?
They’ve already paid the school fees (16 000 CFA a year = $32). To be honest, the reality is not that they can’t afford it. The reality is that they want her working the shop. They want her married. They want her to have babies. None of which she can do if she’s in school studying.
It’s actually relatively rare that the well off here don’t edcuate their girls, so there’s GOT to be something else going on that I don’t know about. *shrug* Educated girls ARE harder to marry off though (wouldn’t want any o’ them smart broads with IDEAS in their heads).
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