Media personality Noble Igwe has schooled twitter street on what Igbo apprenticeship and the intent by which it is being carried out.
In a series of tweets, Noble debunked reactions saying that Igbo apprenticeship was designed to make men successful while leaving their sisters / female child poor.
He said that the Igbo apprenticeship was designed for the rich to take out families from poverty.
The father of two said this while reacting to a tweet saying the Igbo apprenticeship system favours only men.
Read his tweets below….
“Reading all these hot takes you’d think that “Igba boy” had men just going to the shops to learn the trade so that they can become big men made by other big men.
They won’t tweet that The Igbo apprenticeship had boys forgetting the idea of going to school so that the scanty resources would be used to send their younger ones to school and with the hope that Nwa boy will become successful and uplift his family.
They won’t tweet that The Igbo apprenticeship had men serving madam, fetching water, washing cars, cooking food, taking the kids to school, opening and locking the shop and may never get settled after the years.
The won’t tweet how their sisters stayed home for the boys to sleep in shops so that their families can eat.
They won’t tweet how The Igbo apprenticeship had young men leaving home early so that they can try to bring their families out of poverty.
If you read these tweet, you’d think The Igbo apprenticeship was designed to make men successful while leaving their sisters / female child poor.
The Igbo apprenticeship was designed for the rich to take out families from poverty.
Igba boy is like Iku Nwa, both designed with a settlement plan at the end of it.
While most Nwa ne eku nwa got an education, Nwa boy got money to start a business.
The Igbo apprenticeship was started by men to help families. We can always start something today to take people from poverty regardless of gender.
Or we can stay on this app to argue on how the father doesn’t go for omugwo making it seem like it’s only mothers that can take care of kids.
And don’t forget, this ‘Igbo apprenticeship’ conversation will come up again in July.”