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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 …

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.

Already, Sani said contracts have been awarded for the rehabilitation and remodeling of existing boarding schools while plans are underway to convert other day schools to boarding with a view to improve access and quality.

"So far, 16 boarding schools have been rehabilitated under the first phase of the school rebuilding programme, eight others are at various stages of completion while the remaining ones would come on stream under the third phase. At the end of the day, we hope to have at least 32 boarding schools up and running in the state with up-to-date facilities to ensure quality teaching and learning.

"Boarding school makes students attain some level of independence and the willingness to exploit opportunities far from their comfort zone. It will also promote academic excellence and strengthen national unity and integration, "the commissioner added.

Besides, the commissioner announced that contract have been awarded for the rehabilitation and upgrade of public libraries in the state to encourage scholarship among citizens.

He told the association that his doors are open for advice and suggestions that would move the sector forward.

Earlier, the association chairman, Mr Aaron Ajona said they were in his office to extend a hand of friendship to the commissioner who is also an old boy of the school.

Ajona said that the association would partner with the government in improving the quality of education in the state.

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