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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 …

Top 3 Schools That Have Produced Notable Nigerians

A strong academic foundation can help today’s students become leaders in various fields tomorrow. Students don’t have to attend the most expensive schools to build career success. The powerful men who run the top companies in the nation, our top politicians and founding fathers all attended a variety of schools.

What sort of education does it take to climb to the top of Nigeria’s largest companies?

If there’s one thing that can be gleaned from the educational backgrounds of the most prominent men in Nigeria - past, and present - it is that there are many paths to success.

So, here are 3 secondary schools that have produced notable Nigerians.
1. Barewa College

Barewa College was founded in 1921 by British Governor General Hugh Clifford.

Initially, it was known as “Katsina College.” It switched its name to “Kaduna College” in 1938 and then “Government College, Zaria” in 1949 before settling on “Barewa College.”

It is one of the largest boarding schools in Northern Nigeria and was the most celebrated post-primary school in Northern Nigeria up to the early 1960s.

The college is known for the large number of elites from the region that passed through the school’s academic buildings and counts among its alumni, five of whom were at one time Nigerian Heads of State including the late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

Notable alumni of Barewa College include: 

– Alh. Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria from 1954 to 1966
– Alh. Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa, Prime Minister of Nigeria from 1960 to 1961
– Gen. Murtala Mohammed, Military President from 1975 to 1976
– Gen. Yakubu Gowon(retd.), Military President from 1966 to 1975
– Alh. Shehu Shagari, President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983
– Alh. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010
– Mallam Adamu Ciroma , 3-time Minister (Industries; Agriculture; and Finance)
– Prof. Jubril Aminu – 2-time minister (Education; Petroleum and Mineral Resources)
– Alh. Umaru Dikko – minister of transportation
– Alh. Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa, former governor of Kaduna State
– Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State
– Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu, former governor of Abia State
– Alhaji Mohammed Bello – (current) Minister of FCT
– Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau(rtd.) – (current) Minister of Interior
– Air Commodore Ibrahim Alkali(rtd.) – former military governor of Kwara State
– Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi – former minister of education
– Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi – former Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN)
– Hon. Justice Uwais – Former Chief Justice of Nigeria
– Hon. Justice Mohammed Bello, former Chief Justice of Nigeria

2. King's College
King's College, Lagos is one of the most prestigious secondary schools in Lagos state, Nigeria. Founded on September 20, 1909 with 10 students on its original site at Lagos island, adjacent to Tafawa Balewa square, it admits male students only. 

Some of the notable alumni of King's college include: 
- Wale Adenuga, leading film producer 
- Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, former Chief Justice of Nigeria 
- Claude Ake, erudite professor of political economy, international scholar, and social crusader 
- Senator Sola Akinyede (member of Nigerian Senate 2007-2011)
- Hakeem Bello-Osagie, CEO Etisalat Nigeria 
- Alex Ekwueme, former vice president of Nigeria 
- Lateef Jakande, former governor of Lagos State and former minister of works and housing 
- Audu Maikori Lawyer, Entrepreneur, activist and youth leader, CEO Chocolate City Music
- Bukola Saraki, Current President of the Senate of Nigeria, and former Governor of Kwara State
- Senator Udoma Udo Udoma (Nigerian Senate 1999-2007) chairman of UAC of Nig. Plc
- Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano, and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
- Hakeem Bello-Osagie, CEO Etisalat Nigeria
- Cobhams Asuquo, leading music producer in Nigeria

3. Igbogbi College
Igbobi College was established by the Methodist and Anglican churches in 1932, in Yaba, Lagos. It is still on its original site and most of the original buildings are intact. It is one of the oldest colleges in Nigeria. 

Notable Nigerians that attended Igbogbi College include:
- Michael Ibru 
- Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state and current minister of power, works, and housing. 
- Yemi Osibanjo, vice president of Nigeria
- Teslim Olawale Elias, former Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Nigeria
- Olu Falae, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation 
- Ernest Shonekan, former president of Nigeria and former CEO of the United African Company of Nigeria PLC (UAC)


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