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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 …

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 …

How to Get Students to Adjust to School Life After a Holiday

Change is not always easy. Returning to school from a holiday is not an easy transition for some students. During the holiday, they got used to another routine, and now they are back to school all that must change. The laid-back holiday can make it hard for students to return to school ready to work productively. Expect to see students who are cranky, not cooperative, and reserved because their holiday routine has been disrupted.   Teachers need to help students readjust to their school routines. Make the first day of school as pleasant as possible for everyone. Here are a few ideas you can adapt to make the return to school as smooth as possible for your students. Think back to your first day back in school and remember the frustrations you faced and what would have helped make it better. Channel those techniques to make your students feel welcomed back to school. Let your students know that you are glad to see them. Take the time to reconnect with each student so that they know that t…

30% Of Nigerian Girls Of School Age Are Married – UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has said that 30 percent of Nigerian girls aged 15 to 19, who should still be in school, are currently married.
The UNESCO added that only 14 percent of girls from low-class families in the country completed primary school, while only 27 percent of boys did so.
The United Nations agency gave these statistics in a release signed by its Communication and Information Sector Officer, Yachat Nuhu, ahead of the inauguration of the Nigeria 2017/2018 Global Education Monitoring Report meant to call the attention of the Federal Government to its responsibility of providing universal quality education for boys and girls.
The statement said, “In Nigeria, 30 percent of girls, aged 15 to 19, are currently married and only 14 percent of poorest females complete primary education, while 27 percent of poorest males do so.
“The attendance rate among three to four years old is over 80 percent for richest children and no more than 10 perce…

Bedtime Stories Series: Good Morning, Fish!

From the time I was little, I remember catching glimpses of my grandpa heading out into the forest early in the morning before the sun had risen, when most of the earth’s inhabitants were not even beginning to stir. He would carry a small pack, which I knew held a pencil and a notepad. Sometimes I would see him returning from the forest, pack in hand, with a look of wonder on his face. He would always return home in time for lunch, and my grandma would have something yummy ready for him. If I happened to be visiting, Grandpa would tell us amazing stories that couldn’t possibly be true. Or so I thought. One day, when I was fourteen, Grandpa gave me a small package and said “Grandson, take this notepad and pencil. Some early morning, before the daytime animals wake up but after the nighttime animals have gone to bed, find a spot deep in the forest where you can sit and watch the forest as it wakes from sleep. Use this pencil and notepad to write down what you see and hear.” I promised Gran…

Lagos Pledges Commitment to Support Low Cost Private Schools Innovations

The Director-General, Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Mrs. Ronke Soyombo has reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting schools to improve the quality of education in the state. Soyombo who made this known, recently, at the innovation fair and close-out event of the UK-funded Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria (DEEPEN) Challenge Fund when creative products such as teacher empowerment app, Mathematics software, an indigenous board game and a talking pen were displayed in Lagos, described such innovations as laudable. The Governance Adviser for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Mr. Chris Okeke said UK recognises the absolute importance of supporting children and young people to gain a decent education in Nigeria, adding that the DEEPEN Challenge Fund was established to identify what works to improve the quality of education in low-cost private schools, disseminate examples of best practices and support the growth o…

10 Reasons Your School Needs A Yearbook This Year

To students, the yearbook is a book that houses images of all the events and people who made their years in school special and they will get a sense of the importance of owning a yearbook. It captures memories frozen in time, events that happened, faces that change inevitably and memories that may only be remembered again by opening the cover. You can’t see the same things while scrolling through social media, and that is why a yearbook is a necessity. They will never go out of style and will always be a treat when came across, no matter how old their users grow. The yearbook will always serve its same purpose that can never be quite replicated anyplace else. Parents seem to get as excited about the yearbook as the kids do - sometimes even more. They enjoy seeing how their kid’s childhood friends have changed. They want to remember their school years, too and they probably have a good understanding of how a yearbook possesses inherent value. The first look at a yearbook is fun and excit…

5 Ways to Improve Your Online Presence And Gain Competitive Advantage

The internet has taken over. For your school to ‘exist’, you must have an online presence. When you go online you will see everyone competing for social media recognition for their business and brands. The highly active social media networks - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google are all yours to leverage on to gain brand recognition for your school. While there is little you can do about the upheaval caused by changes to search engine and social media algorithms, there are tweaks you can make to your online strategy that can impact consumers' decisions. Constant improvements to your website have become the standard survival tactic to improving the performance of your online business. But creating an eye-catching website and publishing engaging content is merely the tip of the iceberg; eventually, the Web becomes saturated with trite strategies. Ambitious businesses that want to have competitive edge must look for alternative solutions that provide users with…