Hi peeps! Yay! We are live! Welcome to another interesting session on #ListenUpNG. Permit me to say, “Happy School Fees Week!”😃😃😃😃
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We will be having a guest on #ListenUpNG for every friday in September (stakeholders in our educational system)
#ListenUpNG You will agree with me that our educational system need a total overhauling to attain a qualitative level of education
#ListenUpNG In this session of the #BackToSchool Series, today’s special guest @yomitheprof will be tweeting at & about School Owners
#ListenUpNG We want to examine this #RealLifeIssue that is apt at this period as the children are preparing to get #BackToSchool
#ListenUpNG @yomitheprof will be exploring ways to enhance the relationship between school owners and parents/guardians.
Do join the conversation! You opinion matters. Tweet using the #ListenUpNG and I will be sure to retweet your opinion.
Right now, join me to welcome a man I respect so much, one who is very passionate about our educational system
Good evening all.
I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with school owners and potential owners #ListenUpNG
It’s a privilege to own a school. You are building lives, impacting the future & shaping destinies. That’s huge.That’s big #ListenUpNG
Thus, having only a profit motive for starting a school is ignorant, belittling and naïve. You are more than that #ListenUpNG
So as the new session start, I was to propose some ideas to think about #ListenUpNG
One, review your purpose. Why did I start a school? Purpose is critical.What was my driver, vision,desire?What made you start?
Are you running the school in line with that purpose? Have you become distracted or keeping up with others? #ListenUpNG
Let the purpose of the 2017/8 session be about the learner& learning. Make students your focus & effective learning your outcome
Let’s talk about learning
Learning: Get the teachers in place, with the expertise, willingness and skill to improve. #ListenUpNG
Teachers are at the core of learning: Empower, protect & support them #ListenUpNG
Leadership is linked to Learning. Strengthen the head teacher #ListenUpNG
Learning: Create an effective leaning environment #ListenUpNG
Create an effective leaning environment
Establish a safe &orderly environment for learning.Order triumphs resources
Top 6 money guzzlers for Naija schools: PHCN, GENERATOR, BANK CHARGES (NOT INTEREST), VEHICLES, PRINTING /STATIONERY, LICENSES #ListenUpNG
Lets talk Management: Run your school as a business. Have an effective business model. Manage cost. Increase inflows. #ListenUpNG
The learner: Make your school child friendly. Children must love to come to school. Should should be fun and interesting #ListenUpNG
Assess what you are spending money on.Does it directly support learning? If not, either cut it off, reduce it or outsource it. #ListenUpNG
Between 2010 & 2012, schools spent more on Vehicle associated cost than on security or training per @nigerianstat @sgyemikale
Reduce overheads & running costs e.g. licenses, rents, repairs& maintenance, advertising, fees, trainings , travel allowance #ListenUpNG
Transport spend by schools increased by 290.67% from 2010 to 2011. That’s huge. If you can’t run a staff bus, outsource it! #ListenUpNG
Increase income: Have several funding models. School fees can be payable per term or month or even per week? #ListenUpNG
Increasing income doesn’t mean increasing school fees. It may mean creating other sources of income #ListenUpNG
Most schools have 9 sources of income. You can have more sources. Eg, why can’t other schools use our sports field or library? #ListenUpNG
School fees brings over 66% of income of Naija schools. Diversify. Don’t make school fees become Oyel #ListenUpNG
There is recession& job losses. Parents may not be able to pay school fees. Anticipate it. Mitigate it. #ListenUpNG
Collect your fees but be humane. Show understanding. Allow for flexible payment. Consider trade by barter…service for fees #ListenUpNG
Trade by barter?
I audit your account, you net off my fees.
I paint your buildings, you net off my fees. I pray for you nko? #ListenUpNG
Do you know ABC transport , Thisday newspapers does trade by barter?
You big reach them? Wise up jare! #ListenUpNG
Reducing cost does not mean reducing learning output, or reducing staff salaries. Be creative. Block leakages
Strategically allocate resources towards direct instruction and support for students. Don’t be like we country ooo
Finally create systems. Create systems that’s intentional, evidence based and deliberate. People fail faster than systems #ListenUpNG
Systems: To provide students with tiered, varied, personalized instruction. Learning must have a system that all teacher use
Systems: To improve teachers’ capacity for instruction. If your teachers aren’t learning, your school is dead like dodo
SYSTEMS: To make teachers love learning including starting a community of practice. #ListenUpNG
Systems: Ensure child safety. There must not be any breach this year! Amen! Safety is important, don’t compromise on it #ListenUpNG
Remember, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. ” Abe Lincoln.Schools matter #ListenUpNG
A Nigerian politician lied on rats
Check his school
A Nigerian stole money
Check his school
A Nigerian doesn’t think deeply
Check his school
#ListenUpNG In closing…
Go and make the best school possible this session.
Give learners the time of their life.
Let school be safe, fun& engaging