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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 …

Bedtime Stories Series: Night Dream

“If you’re that worn out, then go to bed,” mom said. And I did, even if darkness didn’t come creeping yet outside my window. My arms were so weak I couldn’t get my socks off. They kept sticking to my feet. So I crawled under the covers. When I’m very tired, I dream…
…I have to go to the bank to get some money. Dad’s birthday is tomorrow. And I want to buy him something super-dooper special.
“Hurry up,” mom said, “before the bank closes.” She always reminds me I have my own money. Sometimes I forget my bankbook says I still have $36 dollars left. The bus driver is very nice when I tell him I have no money. “But, I’ll pay you back when I get some from the bank,” I say.
We travel down busy streets, past tall buildings and I jump off the three steps from the bus. There is a long line of people at the bank. And the Teller’s wicket looks like it is a mile away. So I count bushels of butterflies while waiting. Finally, it’s my turn. And I look up at this man behind the counter. He must be ten f…

7 Most Common Causes Of Miscarriage, and What You Can Do

Miscarriage Cause: Chromosomal Abnormalitieswhy it leads to miscarriage“Mismatched chromosomes account for at least 60 percent of miscarriages,” says Bryan Cowan, MD, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and a spokesperson for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Chromosomes are the tiny structures in each cell that carry our genes; we each have 23 pairs of them, one set from our mother and one set from our father. Sometimes, when the egg and sperm meet, one or the other is faulty and then the chromosomes can’t line up properly. In that case, the resulting embryo has a chromosomal abnormality and the pregnancy usually results in a miscarriage. Couples who experience two or more miscarriages in a row sometimes learn, through medical testing, that they have chromosomal anomalies that don’t affect them, but do prevent a pregnancy from taking hold. what you can doIf you have one miscarriage, be …

6 Ways To Play With Colours On Your Website To Increase Conversions

It is scientifically proven that colour influences our attitudes and emotions. The communication process begins from the eyes and send signals to the brain, from the brain to the hypothalamus, then to the pituitary gland, from the pituitary gland to the endocrine system, and finally to the thyroid glands which is responsible for our emotions and behaviours. The choice of colours on your website can influence conversions. Hence, use the right colours to get the most from your website. Colour psychology is the science of how colour affects human behaviour. We will relate the concept of colour psychology to how it comes to play in website design. This includes the entire colour scheme of the website.

FG Launches Skill Qualification Framework To Tackle Unemployment

‎In its quest to tackle the problem of unemployment in the country, the federal government has launched the Nigerian Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) ‎and has called on the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to provide a model for ensuring quality assurance and standardization in the education sector.
These bodies are responsible for developing standards for qualifications and quality assurance for the awards of certificates for qualified and competent candidates in various professions.

5 Top Secondary Schools In Nigeria

As part of your mission to assess schools in Nigeria and point you into the direction of good schools to enrol your children, we bring to you the 5 top schools in Nigeria, according to the West African Examination Council's 2017 ranking. 
The five schools that made the list are schools with high academic standards.

Benefits of Integrating Multimedia in the Classroom

Currently, traditional educational practices have brought about a mismatch between what is taught to the students and the skills they actually need in the labour market. Educational institutions having considered this is moving towards problem-based learning as an answer to producing school leavers who are imaginative can think logically and systematically, and are problem solvers. There is a difference between skills acquired in the four walls of a classroom and skills needed to deliver in the labour market. Students should be so equipped in the classroom so when they enter their different industries they will be able to blend in having exceptional skills in communication, analytical and critical thinking, and creativity.

10 Steps To Make Your Kid Smarter (Backed by Science)

1) Music Lessons
Plain and simple: research show music lessons make kids smarter.
Compared with children in the control groups, children in the music groups exhibited greater increases in full-scale IQ. The effect was relatively small, but it generalized across IQ subtests, index scores, and a standardized measure of academic achievement.
In fact, musical training helps everyone, young and old.

Bedtime Stories Series: Lenny the Flying Inventor

Once upon a time there was a funny guy named Lenny. Lenny was an inventor. He invented all kinds of contraptions. His house looked like a mess, but he had some really cool things.
One day Lenny decided he wanted to fly.
“I am going to invent some wings and fly,” Lenny told his friend Rudy.
“Now I really know you’re crazy. You won’t even get off the ground,” said Rudy.
“You’ll see,” said Lenny.
So he went down to his workshop and began working. Day and night, he worked. No one saw Lenny for weeks. Then one day he came out of his workshop with a great big grin on his face.

Census of Schools Begins In Ogun

The Ondo State Government has begun census of all educational institutions within the state in order to gather data that would be used in planning policies in the sector.
The Commissioner for Education, Mr. Femi Agagu stated this in Akure, where relevant stakeholders in the sector gathered to deliberate on the exercise.

How To Track The Success Of Your Digital Marketing Efforts

No matter how much you plan for something you can never really be sure of the outcome. Even if you use a strategy that worked for you in the past, the outcome may not still be the same. In digital marketing, the greatest strategies can still fall flat. Hours of poring and strategizing goes into the marketing plan, but you can never really be sure about the outcome until you give it a try. In the digital marketing world, evaluating the outcome of a failed strategy can take quite a while. Organizations lose quite a lot of money on digital marketing strategies before they realize that their efforts are not yielding fruits. Truth is, digital marketing is not cheap, it takes up a big chunk of your marketing budget. So, any failed strategy is painful.

Nigerian Gov't Launches 2017/2018 School Census

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday launched the 2017/2018 Annual School Census, aimed at solving the problem of out-of-school children.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said at the ceremony in Abuja that the census was designed to obtain the accurate number of schools and validate the figures.

First Private Medical University Opens In Rivers (PHOTO)

The first private medical university in Nigeria, Pamo University of Medical Sciences, was last weekend opened in Port Harcourt to bridge the gap of inadequate manpower in the medical and healthcare sector. Davidson Iriekpen was there
With a colourful ceremony to install its Chancellor, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) at the weekend, Pamo University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) officially announced the formal opening of the institution in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. From every part of the country, dignitaries came to witness the history. The university, which is the first private medical university in Nigeria, is solely for producing graduates in the medical field.

Bedtime Stories Series: Jeffery the Goose

One day Jeffery and some of his friends had sneaked out of their pen and were quite happily eating grass on the river bank, when two huge dogs who were out for a walk with their master, came charging toward the geese at a tremendous speed. They were going so fast that they slipped on the dew-covered grass and skidded straight into the river scattering the geese as they went. As they hit the river a duck shot straight up in the air and flew out into the centre of the river landing in the water trying hard not to show his disgrace at being caught off guard.
With this Jeffery and his pals burst out laughing–they laughed so hard that they almost split their sides and in doing so they didn’t notice the dogs pulling themselves out of the river and shaking themselves dry. The geese only just made it home as the now recovered dogs flew headlong at them, but yet again they skidded and this time crashed into the wire fence and caused such a commotion that the farmer came to see what was happenin…

3 Secondary School Students Jailed For Attempted Murder In Kano

Three secondary school students have been jailed for two months by a Senior Magistrate court in Kano state for an attempt to kill one Mustapha Muhammad.
The trio: Adam Ibrahim, Abba Musa, and Ibrahim Abdul were docked on a one-count charge for murder attempt contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code.

School Feeding Programme Increases Enrolment Growth

The Home Grown Feeding Programme is boosting school enrolment across the country, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has revealed.
Stakeholders interviewed in the southern part of the country said the programme has also enhanced the rate of retention of pupils in schools and called for its sustenance.

How Updating Your Content Is the Best Thing You Could Ever Do

Are your competitors outranking you on search engines? Do you want to be more visible to prospects online? Do you want to get to page 1 of search results on Google, Yahoo, and Bing? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then this article is just what you need. There are strategies to help your school skyrocket in rankings without too much effort. When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), there are many factors to be considered to lift you way up in the rankings.

5 Ways To Help Kids Enjoy School

For some children, enjoying school comes naturally but for others, you need to help develop the love of going to school.
There are ways parents can boost their kids' outlook towards school and learning.
Here we have some easy tips to help kids enjoy school:
1. Help them with homework Actively help your kids with their homework. Sit down with them till they are done. You do not have to help them with everything, but your presence and simply being there to answer questions if they have any will make them do it with ease. This will also give you an insight into what your children are learning at school.

Supreme Education Foundation Schools Wins CKA Computer Contest:

Bamidele Sharon, Folayemi Oladunni and Lotan Henry, all of Supreme Education Foundation Schools, Magodo, Lagos have won the maiden edition of the City of Knowledge Academy (CKA) computer competition held at its campus in Ogun State. 
In a stiff contest between 16 primary schools, Supreme Education Foundation School defeated other schools to claim the first prize. 

Bedtime Stories Series: At Red Rock

The red spool held in the boys’ hands twirled rapidly as the kite tugged.
“Let the line out slowly,” dad said. “You don’t want to use it all at once.”
“But dad,” Colin answered, “I want it to go higher and faster.” His face was sunburned as the sandy Red Rock on which they were standing.

FGGC Sagamu Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Opens Vocational Centre

It was a moment of appreciation and thanksgiving recently as staff, parents, former and present students of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Sagamu, Ogun State gathered at the school premises to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school.
The thanksgiving ceremony, which was graced by traditional rulers, academic administrators, school principals from other girls’ government colleges across the country and friends of the school, was the culmination of week-long events and colourful activities, which started on January 15.

How to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success

Learning disabilities affect the way children process and comprehend information. Such disability is a neurological disorder that may manifest as difficulty in thinking, reading, speaking or writing. There are more children with learning disorders than we recognize. While some learning disabilities are obvious, others are not quickly noticeable.

Useful Tips To Market Your School Effectively

Just like every other business, your school needs a marketing strategy. What use would it be to have a good school and nobody knows about it? Reaching your target market is essential to achieving your business goals. Private schools need to compete for students in an ever-increasing competitive market. Here a few tips you can use to market your school effectively:

12 Things Kids Desperately Want From Their Teachers

As adults, each of us has a chance to make a positive and impactful difference in a child’s life.
But in order to do this, we must carefully consider this question:
What matters most to our children? 

Students were asked what they want most from their teachers and their responses are worth considering.

How to Get Your Child to Open Up and Talk to You

How can you get your kids to open up and talk with you? Most kids talk nonstop when they’re in preschool. In elementary school, many of them begin to clam up with their parents. But there are strategies to get your kids to talk with you, and the more they get used to it, the more natural it will become.

Kaduna State Government Remodeling Boarding Schools for Quality Learning

The Kaduna state government has said it is embarking on remodeling boarding school system in the state in its bid to deliver quality education service in its secondary schools.
The Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Ja'aru Sani made this known while receiving Government Secondary School Old Boys Association in his office. He said the move was part of the ongoing reform programme in the education sector to provide affordable and qualitative education to its citizens.

Beyond School Community (BSC) Challenge 2018 Is Open For Applications

The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), has called for applications for the second edition of its flagship programme, the Beyond School Community (BSC) Challenge for secondary school students in Nigeria. The BSC Challenge is a national community development and entrepreneurship program designed specifically to engage young Nigerians in secondary schools (both private and public) to develop the critical entrepreneurial skills they need to make an impact in their communities. It seeks to inspire students to improve their communities through innovative entrepreneurial actions.

Shocking: Over 5.5 Million Girls Are Out Of School In Nigeria

The Director-General of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, NIEPA, Prof. Lilian Salami has lamented that over 5.5 million school-age girls are out of school in Nigeria. 
Prof. Lilian Salami said this during the opening ceremony of a 5-day 2018 Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, training for head teachers and policymakers on girl education at the headquarters of the institute in Ondo town, Ondo State.

7 Reasons Schools Should Take Sports Activities Seriously

Children’s participation in sports is a great means for them to explore and develop lifelong skills. Sports play a significant role in promoting physical, mental, and psychological growth. Kids who take part in sports are more averse to drop out of school, and more prone to exceed expectations in their academics.

Bedtime Stories Series: The Joy Ride

It was Bunny rabbit’s birthday but since she was new to the Evergreen forest she had no one to celebrate her birthday with as she did not have any friends. Bunny had migrated from Black forest to the Evergreen forest after she had lost her parents and siblings in a landslide. Her life had been saved since she had been out visiting her friend at the other end of the forest.

Bedtime Stories Series: The Missing Picnic Food

Once upon a time, there was a forest fire in a big, big forest. All the little animals that lived there ran as fast as they could to get away from the hot flames. Squirrels, raccoons, foxes, snakes, turtles, rabbits, mice and many other animals had to find new homes. Some of them went to other forests, some of them went to parks, and some of them actually had to make their little homes in the yards of human beings, or, people.

How To Use Social Media as An Interactive Teaching Tool

Social media has gotten millions of people engrossed, some to the point of addiction. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Rather than view social media as a vice diverting the attention of students from their studies, you can leverage this addiction and integrate social media into formal learning. To bring the “real world” into the classroom, you may have to bring social media into your lessons.

12 Basic Life Skills Every Kid Should Know by Secondary School

As parents, we love our kids so much we want to protect them, help them, and cultivate them into perfect, happy humans. Unfortunately, this overparenting has the opposite effect, leaving our kids unready for the world and life as adults.
"We parents, we're doing too much," says Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success." "We have the very best of intentions, but when we over-help, we deprive them of the chance to learn these really important things that it turns out they need to learn to be prepared to be out in the world of work, to get an apartment, to make their way through an unfamiliar town, to interact with adults who aren't motivated by love."