#ListenUpNG Wk33: OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ~ WORDS TO SCHOOL OWNERS

Hi peeps! Yay! We are live! Welcome to another interesting session on #ListenUpNG. Permit me to say, “Happy School Fees Week!”😃😃😃😃

Last week on #ListenUpNG was super interesting. Missed it? Click to read the whole thread at once

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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?
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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
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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

Learning:
Create an effective leaning environment
Establish a safe &orderly environment for learning.Order triumphs resources
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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
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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
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Strategically allocate resources towards direct instruction and support for students. Don’t be like we country ooo
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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
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Systems: To improve teachers’ capacity for instruction. If your teachers aren’t learning, your school is dead like dodo
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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

#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
Thanks

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