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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 …

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. 

She said: “The education sector is bedeviled with a lot of challenges, revealing that “one-third of all girls are out of school in Nigeria, amounting to over 5.5 million school-age girls, not in school. 

“Net enrolment rates for girls at primary level are 5 percent lower than for boys; gross enrolments at junior secondary school level follow this trend. Both figures hover around 50 percent. This falls far short of the targets SDGs.” 

She added that data reveals very little progress in universal access to primary schooling in the last decade. Salami listed series of factors militating against the achievements of the continental and global goals to include “Gender disparities in access to basic education are compounded by interrelated regional, wealth and residence inequalities in access and completion.” 

Salami noted that the stakeholders are being trained on the SDG agenda to ensure quality education and opportunities for lifelong education for all. She said: “The agenda lays particular emphasis on the need to ensure that all girls and boys enjoy a full, free, and quality primary and secondary education including access to development activities and early childhood care and quality pre-school education. The 2030 agenda is, therefore, the framework for repositioning and revitalizing education for sustainable development and structural transformation of Africa.'

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