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10 Questions About Social Media Marketing for Schools Answered

Social media marketing for schools is a big deal and it is pretty tough. When you go online you will see schools competing for social media recognition. The highly active social media networks - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google are all available for schools to leverage to gain brand recognition. Most schools are understaffed and do not have a budget for social strategy. As a matter of fact, in our social media survey of 100+ schools, we found that one-third of schools don't have any social media budget, and another one-third don't know how much to spend. Additionally, only 5% of respondents have social media marketing as a full-time job, and 68% dedicate five hours or less per week to social media marketing. Now you know that you are not alone. Many schools like yours are in the same boat. However, there are many of your competitors who know the benefit of social media marketing to their business and have a strong budget for it. We know how difficult …

Recession: Ondo State Gov't Stops Payment Of WAEC Exam Fees For Students

Ondo state government said it has stopped further payment of West African Examination Council (WAEC) exam registration fees for students in public schools.

The state commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Mr. Femi Agagu, who disclosed the decision of the government, blamed the present economic situation in the country and the paucity of funds responsible for the development.

Agagu, however said the state government will continue with its Free Education Policy for pupils in public primary and secondary schools across the state but the payment for terminal examinations such as WAEC and NECO would be the sole responsibility of parents and guardians.

The Commissioner explained that the action of the government was part of the recommendations of stakeholders at the recently held Education Summit in the state.

He said “the state executive at its meeting accepted the recommendations of the Education Summit committee but adjusted the second article.

“It means that what we have on ground now is free education at primary and secondary schools will not be tampered with.”

He also announced the introduction of education levy known as Education Trust Fund, saying every adult citizen of the state would be encouraged to pay N1,000, to assist the state in financing its education system.

He added that “as from next year, parents would be responsible for the payment of their children’s Secondary School living Certificate Examination Fees.

“An Education Trust Fund is to be put in place to ease the funding of the sector. Trustees of the fund would be drawn from eminent sons and daughters of the state.

“Every adult in the state will be encouraged to contribute to the Education Levy, which will be administered by the Education Trust Fund.”


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