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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 …

Cross River School Gets Hybrid Library From Texaco, Chevron

In an effort to meet up with its corporate social responsibilities, Texaco  Nigeria Outer Shelf Limited (a Chevron company and her partners the Nigeria National Petroleum Company NNPC yesterday donated an E-library to the West African People Institute Calabar in Cross River State. 

Manager Policy Government and Public Affairs (PGPA), Chevron Nigeria Ltd., Mr. Mike Kabi who represented the Director Deepwater and PSCS, Mr. Richard Kennedy at the commissioning/handing over of the hybrid library to the management of the West African Peoples Institute (WAPI), Calabar stated that the initiative was in furtherance of the company’s  social investment programme to boost education in Nigeria. 

He said that education is an aspect of life that unlocks the potential of youths and galvanizes them for progressive development stressing that it was on the basis of trying to strengthen the country’s educational sector that the company saw the need to contribute its quota towards the development of education in the country. 

He said, ”this is why we are committed to supporting its development. Every year, hundreds of students including the visually impaired, benefit from the NNPC/CNL Scholarship awards.” Kennedy maintained that apart from the e-library donated to various schools across the country and WAPI, the oil firm through  Agbami parties have also instituted special educational scholarship programs in support of manpower development in the country. 

He said that that was achieved through targeted support for medical, nursing, laboratory sciences and engineering students adding that currently, about 595 indigenes of Cross River State have benefited from the Agbami medical and Engineering professional scholarships (AMEPS).  

Kennedy maintained that 66 indigenes of the state were beneficiaries of the Nigeria National Corporation NNPC/ CNL scholarship award adding that  Chevron’s contribution to improving education includes the provision of educational facilities and equipment such as laboratories and research centres and facilities upgrade. 

In his goodwill message Governor, Ben Ayade of Cross River State commended gave the oil firms for donating the project to WAPI under the company’s social investment programme. 

Ayade who was being represented by the state commissioner for Education Hon. Godwin Ettah commended the oil firm for the project saying that the state government and people of Cross River state were happy with the kind gesture of the oil company. 

The Governor stressed that in as much the affairs of Cross River are being managed by two professors, himself and his deputy Professor Ivara Esu, a former vice-chancellor of the University of  Calabar stated that the policy thrust of his administration was to take no nonsense with issues bothering on education. 

Ayade stated that even in the present times when the economies of many governments at the federal and states levels seem to face a  downturn, the education sector  is still being given a priority attention given the fact that they have the minds to developed the sector. 

In his goodwill message, principal of WAPI, Mrs. Mercy Etim, while receiving documents of the hybrid library from the management of the oil company said, ”I am so happy that this is achieved under my administration as the principal of the school under a short period of time.” 

However, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu the V the  Obong of Calabar who is an alumnus of WAPI who is represented at the commissioner and handing over of the project by paramount Ruler of Odukpani Local Government Area of the state, HRH Etim Otu hailed the oil firm for the project and assured that the project will be jealously guarded by his subjects.


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