50 Parents Explained Why They Changed the Schools their Wards were Enrolled and WELFARE topped the list

Parents on FabMumNG were asked why they changed the schools their wards were enrolled and they had a lot to say. After more than  100 comments were broken down into categories, we found out that the welfare of the wards is the strongest reason parents change schools followed by teacher competency, school management structure and many others. See parents comments below.

 

 WEAK MANAGEMENT
newlookconcept Poor management, 3 different teachers can teach a class for a session. So bad so many parents left.
ogoz_etc@newlookconcept same reason I’m about to change my child’s school. I can’t have 3 teachers in a session teach a 3 years old. I doubt it’s the best for the child.
jaybae Changing my child because of frequent change of staffs and some bad reasons I can’t mention here and also frequent increment
kemigbengaReligious purposes, my first son was already getting deep into another religion cos the owner of the school was Of that particular religion
wineup95The school was trying to teach them about being lesbian gay bi-sexual transgender and my son was only 6!!! Please tell me why does a 6 yr old need to know about that at that age??? Or maybe im just wrong !?!?!?!?!?! 
lollies_lieuI changed my daughters creche because I discovered that they don’t pray and lacked spiritual (Christian) content. Also because at the end of the term they gave a one year old typed examination, answered, marked and score with a result sheet! Who does that!!!!!? Plus her snacks was always missing, so I went early to pick her and saw where the care giver emptied all the kids snacks on the table
I changed my daughter’s school because of the way the proprietress handles issues. If the proprietress of a sch can shout at a parent, imagine what she’ll be doing to her staff. A school where the staff is not treated well, tell me where they’ll carry out their frustration. Children don’t just throw unnecessary tantrums, Parent should always watch their children attitude while taking their child to a new school. If your child cries once you’re approaching the school and always anxious to go immediately you get to that school. Mummy watch it there’s a problem.
 
CHILD’S WELFARE
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panache_stitchesI changed my daughter’s creche after three months stay there, she doesn’t eat at home and they were assuring me that she eats in the creche. I knew they were lying to me when at her next immunization her weight has dropped. I was really sad and I changed the creche immediately. Where she is now, she is eating well and always happy whenever I drop and pick her 
nmasinachi1When my little daughter was in crèche,she always have cough & catarrh. She’s kinda being on antibiotics almost every month which I don’t like. I kept complaining and asked them if they have children with constant cold they said none. I went to pick her early one day and saw children with catarrh dropping down from their noses, saw one that another child is even playing with the mucus I shivered. I went to the office of the headmistress and call her to the class, she was like eehhh it was not like that maybe it just came out. I left the remaining money and that was my last their. I can’t even recommend there. It’s not cheap either cos it belongs to one church like that,. 

enniskidzzI changed my Son’s crèche back then. He was always down with a cold. I dropped him off one that and I called their attention to it and told them to please reduce the speed of the fan which they did. I got back in the evening to pick him up and the fan was on the highest speed with him directly under the fan. 

yewybinitieOh I changed my 2 yo son’s school after he came home one day with scratches on his face and neck no one at school could explain. Clearly, they were mixed with older children or something bit then d issue was not the injury…it was the fact that no one knew how or when it happened. 
bashhouseofdenimHe was having infection almost every month, he was always crying at the gate and he did that for 6months, I thought it was normal until I changed his school, the cry stoppedembrace.the.mess.you.areI had my sons in daycare for 3 weeks and the both of them would cry for 6 hours straight. I just had a feeling it was the childcare. I changed they cried for one week and its 3 years later and they are happy as can bebibbyscakes@oliveskovski it’s lack of hygiene
leesa_usifo@yewybinitie This happened to us.Cuts,a bump on her forehead.And nobody knew how!!!in short they were suggesting it happened in my house.Still so pissed.
i.am.odewunmi@fabmumng having this challenge currently.. Infection. Everything else is fantastic but this frequent bacteria infection.. My fear is, if I change to another creche, what’s the probability it won’t reoccur? Is there a way to prevent?
u4mabinoneYes!!! When my son said “mummy let’s not sleep so morning won’t come and you will take me to school”
agada_eneMy daughter came down with mumps, I took her to the hospital and met her classmate mum there, who told me her child was just recovering from it as well, I decided to go to the school, and I saw a child with his cheeks swollen obviously suffering from mumps, sitting in class with other healthy children. I was so angry and I called the Proprietress, She told me there was nothing she could do, because the child’s parents had gone to work and she can’t send him home.

 

STAFF COMPETENCY

Fort Yard

buitidanielI am changing my child’s school because her teacher has an accent and I don’t want it rubbing on my child imaging how she pronounces the letters of the eng alphabet. I can go On but then I know the foundation is key

gnepherCaregiver’s english was pathetic…we had to run🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

verychiHe was in nursery 1. The elderly caregiver though nice and very maternal was too igbotic.

myorganiclivingI changed from the so called best school, because his teacher always complain about his inability to talk fast….He was a slow talker,she just couldn’t understand him, always make me feel bad each time I pick him by comparing him with other kids,I changed a yr ago, and he received award for the most improved during the recent graduation party at his new school, you need to hear how fast he talks now.

joan_la.belle.vieI was at the verge of changing the school when the teacher was kicked out. She would beat my 2yr9mths old just because he could not write. Oh if I remember the day I saw marks on his butt 3 hrs after he returned from school, I still weep. His crime was he cried for his mummy when he was supposed to be writing an exam. My son grew to hate school and the teacher so much so that when he heard that his little sister was soon to join him in school, he wept uncontrollably. Each time I remember I feel like a terrible mom. Thankfully, He is now comfortable with the school and tops his class.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
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candykidsngI am changing her school this September because of bad grammar
wigserviceI changed school because I wasn’t impressed with his performance. His teachers kept saying he was doing excellently well, but when I assess him at home it is the opposite! After spending so much on fees. His new school is by far better, they advice he repeated his class which i was in full support of. Foundation is key. He is doing extremely well, speaks well he even coaches his younger brother. I don’t regret it at all.
verychiI changed my son’s when I noticed he had developed igbo accent. He knocked at the door saying “kpai kpai here”.
littleangelsngYes. I changed my child’s school because the school was not truthful with my child’s actual performance. I found out they were always escalating her scores and padding the pupil’s scores for reasons beyond me🤷‍♀️
kidsgadgetsnpartiesThinking of changing cos of the grammar I see in her daily report
aism.aismTeacher never gave me feedback and no replies to my email she wasn’t welcoming. Also many students were failing I found out
littleangelsng@sparklinsatini How can my child’s lowest score in any subject be 98/100? Even in Yoruba language that she didn’t understand?

ABSENCE OF CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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justadorablezWe changed because it was all about the book. The school didn’t really have extracurricular activities. We are in a better school now
smartbookeducationalservicesI changed my child’s school because he wasn’t exposed to extra curricular activities.
importeddiapers_ng I changed schools because my work schedule changed and the school didn’t have school bus facility. I was really pained. He joined another school in the second term and these one are just about book only. No soft skill whatsoever. I miss our former school.
camilla4rilWish I cud change mine. Academics is 90 percent n morals 10 percent. I don’t know why d believe that academics over rules morals by that high percentage. 😓😓😓😓
 

FEE INCREMENT

maliyalovesecrets I will be changing their school for the first time this September. They don’t just fumigate! I treat the kids for malaria every term…they return from school with mosquito bites. Secondly, school fee was increased by 25,000 without any explanation. They did the same last year but this time I can’t take it. I don’t know if changing their school will affect them psychologically.

aderonkefameso Hubby is thinking of changing my children school because of increment which am not comfortable with bcus am satisfied with the school they don’t change teachers any how and my child is ok. Still thinking really.

RELOCATION

comfymama.ngI changed because of distance. I wanted somewhere closer to home for security and safety reasons
debbiekunmiI changed due to location , and still happy she cope much better than I expected
onostephanie Changed my son from a very good school when we moved houses. We enrolled him in one of the so-called good schools in the area. It turned out to be our biggest mistake. I was practically his teacher. We couldn’t wait for the session to be over to pull him out. He’s doing very well in his new school now and am so proud.
partypops09Changed when I moved House , her other school was good never has issues with them 
lagoswholesalesI changed my children’s school because we moved houses and I prefer the new school much more, it is not about only book but many more extracurricular activity and the focus given per child. They don’t all have the same home work, it is based on the level the child is at the moment
wonderchildforkidsAm about to change school due to location changes, please if you know any good school around Ketu kindly recommend one to me
Oh yeah. Changed when I moved houses. I was so sad.
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7 Reasons Why Your School Should Teach Coding Today

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The best system of education is the one that prepares learners for the workplace of the future. According to international acclaimed teacher Brian AspinallFuture-ready students need to be creative. They need to know how to communicate their ideas and how to collaborate as problem solvers. To master these and other twenty-first-century requirements, they will need to be critical thinkers.

According to Techopedia, coding refers to creating computer programming code. Coding, in the simplest of terms, is telling a computer what you want it to do, which involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. Code powers computers and computers power many everyday objects like phones, watches, microwaves and cars. In fact, almost anything powered by electricity uses code.  Here are few reasons why your school should teach students how to code today. 

 

1. It Makes Students Active Learners

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Active learning”  according to Teaching Commons means students engage with the material, participate in the class, and collaborate with each other. In a coding class, students don’t simply listen and memorize; instead, they demonstrate a process, analyze an argument, or apply a concept to a real-world situation. With coding, your students become content creators rather than consumers as they are empowered to express themselves in really cool ways.

 

2. Coding Improves Academic Performance

According to Tynker, Coding significantly improve the learning of key subjects such as Mathematics and Writing. Children who learn how to code finds it easier to visualize abstract concepts in a Mathematics class; This consequently lets them apply math to real-world situations and makes math fun and creative. Also, kids who code understand the value of concision and planning, which results in better writing skills. 

 

3. Coding is Another Form of Literacy 

Just as “Must be a Computer Literate” became a key phrase in every job advert, coding is set to be another form of literacy everyone will be required to have very soon. According to Jan Cuny – Program Officer, National Science FoundationAll of the today’s kids will need—along with reading, writing, and arithmetic—a basic understanding of computation and the role that it plays across a wide range of disciplines. Coding teaches storytelling with games and animations; It is a new type of literacy and will be a large part of future jobs.  will.i.am – Musician/The Black Eyed Peas and Entrepreneur advocates that  starting at 8 years old,  Children should learn to read and write code.”

4. Coding Engenders Creativity and Confidence

Kids learn through experimentation and strengthen their brains when they code, allowing them to embrace their creativity. Parents enthusiastically report that they’ve noticed their kids’ confidence building as they learn to problem-solve through coding. Because learners are required to bend, join, break and combine code in a way it wasn’t designed to, coding affords them the opportunity to take risks and fail safely which builds innovation and self-reliance. Susan Wojcicki – Senior Vice President, Google believes that If we want our young women to feel empowered, creative, and confident as adults, a great option is to expose them to computer programming in their youth.

5. Coding Builds Valuable Soft Skills in Learners

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 In today’s world where adverts and notifications are ubiquitous, and reduced attention span is causing more accidents than ever before, learners naturally develop better focus and concentration as they write more complicated code. They also develop problem-solving and critical/analytical thinking abilities which will make them excel in whatever profession they choose. In the words of Nicholas Negroponte – Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MIT’s Media Lab once shared that “Programming allows you to think about thinking, and while debugging you learn to learn.”

 

6. It Prepares Learners for the Future

Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career—from architecture to zoology. Salman Khan – Founder, Khan Academy  believes that To prepare humanity for the next 100 years, we need more of our children to learn computer programming skills, regardless of their future profession. Along with reading and writing, the ability to program is going to define what an educated person is. 

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7. Parents Love It

80% of parents want schools to teach computer programming, and students love it. A poll organized by TechGen Africa research team found that 8 out of 10 parents want schools to teach computer science so children grow up not just using technology but learning how to create it. According to a mum, with any other co-curricular activity, like baseball camp, you get a great reaction from people, but when you say your son is learning to code … it’s a bit of a different stare!

 

 

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As part of our edu-service delivery, we are committed to developing early the next generation of software developers by initiating Robotics& Coding Clubs in our subscribed schools. SchoolsCompassCODING CLUB empowers students to learn programmatic thinking, computer logic, software and mobile application development and lots more through a structured practical-based curriculum that makes personalised learning as well as peer-to-peer education possible.

Some of our success stories… 
Tobi Adeyemi

Tobi Adeyemi, a 10 years old Grade 5 pupil Developed 2 games; Ping-pong 1 (Tennis) and Bug Killer. We find Tobi very amazing because he makes a lot of advancement on every task completed in class.

 

Ebuka Agarua

 

Ebuka Agarua a 10 years old Grade 6 pupil developed his first game; Hide and Seek. Ebuka is very attentive and dedicated and we find him very logical as regards problem-solving.

 

 

 

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How Schools in Nigeria Celebrated Independence Day

October 1st will always be a memorable day for Nigeria and Nigerians, a day of festive and historic remembrance. It’s a day when everyone including schools celebrates our National day as well as culture.It’s a remarkable day well spent with friends, families, teachers, colleagues and so on. Schools act as an example to the immediate community to show the importance of educating our young ones about not just our history but also how different cultures came to be, placing emphasis on the unity of a nation. Here are few of our schools who joined in the National/cultural day celebration;

1. The White Dove Schools Sangotedo, Lagos

2. Ladela Schools Wuse 2, Abuja

3. Chrisland School Abuja

4. Almond School Ajah-Lekki, Lagos

5. Doveland International School Abuja

6. New Hall International School Lekki, Lagos

7. Adorable Toes School Ogidan, Lagos

8. Dukeland International School Idimu, Lagos

9. Standard Bearers School Lekki, Lagos

10. Pinefield Schools Lekki, Lagos

11. Treasure Chest Children’s Place Badore-Addo, Lagos

12. Learning Ladder Montessori Badore-Addo, Lagos

13. The Oaktree School Ikeja, Lagos

14. Tenderfeet International School Badore-Ajah, Lagos

15. Surefoot International School Calabar, Cross River State

16. Clavont International School Satellite Town, Lagos

17. DCP International School Surulere, Lagos

Dear parents, if you are still looking out for the best schools for your ward, schoolscompass is all you need. Getting an ideal school is just a click away. Schoolscompass is the gateway to showing you schools with unique, modern facilities and conducive learning environment with certified teachers who holds the children with high priority at heart.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAYGROUPS

With social interaction playing a major role in creating a stimulating environment for children to learn and play, playgroups have significantly become a platform for children and parents to obtain optimum development. Playgroups enable children to develop social skills by exposing them to making more friends that can last a lifetime. It gives them some alone time with their parents allowing them to play more. Parents on the other hand also tend to gain from the playgroups as they are able to interact with other parents in the group, share ideas, concerns, and experiences, learn from other parents and as well build up their social networks.

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Playgroups are filled with lots of fun and offer children great support as well as their respective parent as this gives them time to relax and rid themselves of all sorts of tension, work stress. Through playgroups, children’s language development and communication grow stronger, their emotional confidence, physical activity, imagination, and creativity are all heightened. It assists children to become ready for the formal environment and it also opens the opportunity to attend excursions/events.

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Playgroup is an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children, and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. They are set up and run by parents and caregivers, with a range of activities designed to meet the needs of the children attending. -Playgroup Australia

 

PLAYGROUP ACTIVITIES

Singing- Activities such as this brings the children closer making them share common rhymes and also teaching them how to memorize things. Singing improves a child’s memory and it acts as a prerequisite skill for reading. Singing also helps your child enhance his vocabulary and, depending on the songs, can teach him about science, history, and culture.

According to a blog post on How Singing to children may help the development of language skills by Amelia Hill from parents and parenting, Daniel Dwase, editor of the online Child Development Guide, said “Music assists in the development of a child’s speech,” he said. “Singing nursery rhymes and simple songs teach children how language is constructed and assists with the acquisition of language. Singing songs with your child will also teach them about tone, beat, and rhythm.

“Even better than just singing, though, is to teach songs with actions and encourage your child to dance along to the music, they will learn balance, co-ordination, body awareness and rhythm,” he said

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Arts and Craft- This draws a child’s focus to the world of art and through this, most children tend to further develop their artistry as they grow older. This also brings a connection between the children in the group and helps the child to demonstrate/develop self-control and patience.

According to an article on The Benefits of Art for Kids, the International Child Art Foundation said, “Research indicates that a child who is exposed to the arts acquires a special ability to think creatively, be original, discover, innovate, and create intellectual property—key attributes for individual success and social prosperity in the twenty-first century.”

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Outdoor Play- Activities done outside such as football, basketball and so on improves the child’s physical strength/state as well as mental. Sports activities help keep the child in good shape both external and internal. It is a  perfect place for kids to be kids with the freedom to shout, jump, run, hop or skip.

We also know babies sleep better at night if they’ve had some fresh air and sunshine during the day, according to a study called The Relationship Between Daytime Exposure to Light and Night-time Sleep in 6-12 Week Old Infants.-Importance of outdoor play activities for kids, NCT

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Imaginative Play-

Such as making up stories and putting them into an act helps the child assimilate ideas quickly and they are able to groom themselves in the drama world. It fosters mental growth by creating opportunities for trying out new ideas, ways of thinking and problem-solving (helps the brain develop creativity).

An important  benefit of early pretend play may be its enhancement of the child’s capacity for cognitive flexibility and, ultimately, creativity (Russ, 2004; Singer & Singer, 2005). Russ, for example, in longitudinal  studies, found that early imaginative play was associated with increased creative performance years later (Russ, 2004; Russ, & Fiorelli,  2010).- The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development, Psychological Today

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Trips- This can involve activities such as camping, site seeing to help the child know more about their environment and also to learn new things that wouldn’t be taught in the school environment. Trips aid children with new experiences and increase their understanding of the world around them.

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Playgroups are very important at the early stages of a child’s development and so parents and schools should engage more in such activities with their kids and their students as well as encourage them to help their development process.

Visit schoolscompass.co.ng for ideal schools for your wards.

 

WHAT METHOD OF TEACHING BEST SUIT A CHILD?

Irrespective of the child’s age, parents take responsibilities for their children. With children being taught by different teachers,  one is faced with the reality that they are exposed to different teaching methods with no way to measure which teaching method is most-effective.

Ever wondered about the teaching method being used by the school and how effective they are to the learners? Parents and teachers should have a ready answer to the question of what the most-appropriate teaching method should be. Children differ and so do learning methods. While a child can grasp a concept faster through singing, the other might find singing a distraction to learning. Taking out time as a parent or teacher to figure out how a child learns can go a long way as there are several ways of making children learn; Let’s review some teaching methods.

 

Role Play

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According to Ian Glover on TELRole-play is a technique that allows students to explore realistic situations by interacting with other people in a managed way in order to develop experience and trial different strategies in a supported environment. Depending on the intention of the activity, participants might be playing a role similar to their own (or their likely one in the future) or could play the opposite part of the conversation or interaction. Both options provide the possibility of significant learning, with the former allowing experience to be gained and the latter encouraging the student to develop an understanding of the situation from the ‘opposite’ point of view.

This method of teaching is mostly used during literature classes. It can also be adapted for in-class activities that don’t have to be focused on literature only. Such activities can be implemented to the storytelling lessons, history knowledge,  and the likes of it.

 

Demonstration

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The demonstration method involves the teacher educating the class by showing rather than by merely explaining the concept to be learned. The teacher ensures learning by making the learners engaged in activities that involve the actual display of what is being taught.

According to Heather Coffey on LEARN NC  the teacher, or some other expert on the topic being taught, performs the tasks step-by-step so that the learner will eventually be able to complete the same task independently when using the demonstration method in the classroom. The eventual goal is for learners to not only duplicate the task, but to recognize how to problem-solve when unexpected obstacles or problems arise. After performing the demonstration, the teacher’s role becomes supporting students in their attempts, providing guidance and feedback, and offering suggestions for alternative approaches.

 

Group Work

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Group work usually involves groups of students formally working together on projects or assignment, though it may sometimes take place in formal classroom settings. When setting group work tasks, it can be useful to consider student availability, resources necessary, and expected outcomes. – TIC

Some students find learning easier when they are allowed to work in groups or pairs. Through these, students are able to help themselves and communicate their difficulties to their friends rather than the teachers.

 

Recitation

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 Recitation is a direct, teacher-centered approach in which the teacher asks specific short answer questions with a specific answer in mind. Incorrect answers are usually corrected by the teacher or by the class. A teacher may use probing questions in order to help the class come to the correct answer. The repetition of question and answer helps information retention. It is best used for the memorization of facts–base level knowledge. – Valeri, Adam & Racheal

This method of teaching is most suitable when it involves calculations, works of literature, etc. It aids the recall of names, words, formulas, processes, etc.

 

Field Trips

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  A field trip is a visit to a place outside the regular classroom which is designed to achieve certain objectives, which cannot be achieved as well by using other means. – Liga and Agen

Most, if not all students enjoy time outside school walls. A field trip is one of the best methods to teach students especially when it comes to geographical topics involving nature, history of a country, state or community. Students get to actually see the world from a whole new perspective and also get insights on the real nature of things.

 

Quizzes.

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This method of teaching is every teacher best in that they enjoy giving quizzes to students to know how much they have learned and how much they as a teacher has been able to instill in them

 

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Children learn through several means. Teachers, as well as parents, need to identify the most appropriate learning methods/experience for the children. Finding an ideal school that cares about your child’s growth is just a click away, kindly visit Schoolscompass.com.ng and you are sure to get much more than you expected.

 
 

DOES GRADING DETERMINE A CHILD’S INTELLIGENCE?

For decades, grading systems have been the means through which schools relate students’ study skills to their respective parent. But does this really determine a child’s intelligence? Students have been subjected to rote-learning – ‘cramming’ rather than demonstrating the understanding of concepts.

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The grading system has been deeply institutionalized leaving students with a reason to go to any length so as to achieve a high grade to make their parents proud.

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Teachers, on the other hand, are being compelled to “grade” a student in whatever way they can. Some parents tend to put the blame on the teachers rather than ask their child what went wrong if the subject failed was difficult or they just couldn’t absorb whatever was taught.

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A child shouldn’t be forced into believing that grades are all that matters in life as this is not a major prerequisite for success. As much as we want to believe that, this is FALSE. Parents should put in an effort equal to the teachers in building up a child’s knowledge with various educational activities. Parents should also engage in the child’s school work as much as possible. Parents play a better role in encouraging their wards to read and understand their subjects rather than cramming and looking to get a high score without any evidence of being able to defend their grades outside of the school premises.

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We ought to look beyond the grades and consider how much knowledge has been impacted – how much the child has actually been able to retain through understanding rather than through rote-learning.

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Dear parent, rather than being mad at your kid(s) or their teacher for a bad grade, when next results are reported, it will be good to ask your kids how much they understand their subjects or where they excel more or what their favorite teaching/learning method is.

Wakaa! The Musical Live in Abuja

The legendary Albert Einstein once said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” The best education is the one that makes the learners fully aware of their social environment and prepares them to excel in it. According to Dr. Mahfuz Judeh of Applied Science Private University, “Rigorous learning is essential in conveying information and knowledge to students. But in addition to that, it is better for teacher to focus also on learning with entertainment”

 

SchoolsCompass, Nigeria’s number one support giver to Schools has partnered with Terakulture to provide schools the opportunity to make learning with entertainment possible for students by bringing Wakaa! the Musicals to Abuja.°Wakaa! The Musical is a play about the trials, successes, and experiences of graduates with varied backgrounds. It educates learners on the reality of after school and how the choices they are making today can affect their lives in the not-so-distant future.

 

The story reveals the struggles and challenges young people face in present-day Nigeria and abroad. WAKAA! The Musical takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster while presenting a strong satire of Nigeria’s politics.

Wakaa! will be live in Abuja from September 23rd –  28th at The Regent Secondary School, Abuja.  Also between September 30th  – October 1st at Transcorp Hilton Hotel by 7 pm.

Another Reason Your School Should See This Play

The pupils in your school might be the next Nollywood Stars. Exposure to high-quality stage performance such as Wakaa! has a greater chance of inspiring them to pursue their dreams. Your school literary, drama and art team will be able to acquire real-life experiences which can make your school different from every other.

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It does not end there…
SchoolsCompass has negotiated on your behalf. Now you can get tickets for the performance at a rate cheaper than any other outlets (including Terrakulture itself) when you book with SchoolsCompass. Your school also stands a special chance to be featured in our upcoming blog story on “Schools that Excel in Arts”.
Click This Link to Order for a Ticket Now or call SchoolsCompass on +234 1 2958 029

 

How to Put Your Kids to Bed Early

Putting a child to bed may seem tedious at times. This happens more frequently when the school is in session. Those are the days there seem to be lots of activities on the TV, the  internet, chats (catching up with friends)/ chat-groups and so. Sometimes, we tend to think they sleep more easily during the holidays. With that in mind, parents tend to resort to any means possible to get their child to bed, some yell, or scold or even try to force the child to bed. Here are few ways to make life easy as a parent to put your child to bed faster.

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Early Dinner: Getting a child to eat early helps them fall asleep quickly and easily. For one to work towards early bed rest, dinner has to be prepared early enough.

 

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Drink less Water: Before bed time, ensure your child does not drink too much water as this may cause a disrupt in their sleep cycles.

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Set Consistent Bed Time Routine: Try as a parent to set regular/consistent bed time routine for naps-especially during the weekends-, night times and wake up times. Set yourself as an example for your ward to follow.

 

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Room Condition: Ensure that the bedroom environment is conducive enough for sleep. The temperature of the room needs to be checked and kept appropriate, less noise and mild darkness to aid the sleep process.

 

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Don’t forget to turn off the lights or dim them as low as possible.

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Turn off Electronic Devices: In an hour or two before bedtime, ensure that all gadgets-TV sets, smart phones- and so should be turned off. This aids in creating a sleep-induced environment.

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Getting ready for school

Classroom games-how it helps kids learning

 

Getting Ready For School

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As the holiday slowly comes to an end, getting ready for another school year becomes the thought of the day. Parents try to get what will be essential for their kids, schools put together what will be done for the academic year. While all that is being done, here are a few tips to help parents on how to get their wards “back to school” easily.

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Plan Before You Shop — Planning on what to get for the school year makes it a lot lighter on the pocket and saves time. Compare different shops, rates, and distance. Consider if you’re going to do your shopping at home or at the store. Get what is most required.

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Reschedule sleep hours – Change sleep hours closer and closer to the hours for school. Access to the TV set, mobile usage and all electronic devices should be cut off before bedtime.

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Bedtime hours should also be programmed.

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Organize your child’s school materials – Get your child’s materials prepared and ready for the school year.

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Also organizing the child’s clothes/uniforms for the entire week will be of great ease.

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Start the school routine a week before school begins – Doing this helps the child adapt faster to school activities.

 

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Most parent are excited as school is almost on session and are working towards preparing their wards for the next school year. Let us know how you go about it.

If you are still searching for an ideal school for your child., why not visit Schoolscompass.

Classroom Games- How It Helps Kids Learning

In today’s world, the way classroom activities are being carried out, most studies involves the use of certain technologies. How then do we know how our wards are growing academically?

Like Diane Ackeman said,

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning”.

Introduction of classroom games can go a long way in aiding a child’s mental capabilities. When playing games, students become more engaged in their learning, taught content is easily assimilated and class positivity is increased. Here are few ways in which it is of a great advantage to our kids.

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Memory Capacity: Some games require the child doing a lot of memorizing, through this, they are able to memorize certain words and key points needed thereby increasing as well as improving their mental capabilities.

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Alert Attention: Children love games and they tend to pay more attention to what is being done or how the game is being played. This helps in building an alertness in them.

 

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Hand-Eye Coordination: This develops a child’s ability to control a mouse or keyboard while watching the screen of a system at the same time when the game is on or a manual game being played.

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New Knowledge: Various educational games open the child to new knowledge of things around them, also concerning their future studies.

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Fast Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving Capabilities: Some games require the kids to do some thinking in a fast pace. This in turn helps them grow in a smart way and aids them when it entails them to use their cognitive reasoning to solve certain life issues.

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Less Stress: Games have a way of easing tensions and stress in that they help one relax. Games such as colouring helps the child relax after the day’s activities. This also helps develop the child’s ability to art works.

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Skill Building: Skill building starts from an early age. Games that requires a child making things or developing a skill helps them when they are all grown. Example of such games includes baking, beads making etc.

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Class Cooperation: Playing games can be fun but just making our kids have fun and learning are not the only things one wants to achieve. Class cooperation is being built as a result of this. Children learning in groups brings them together to sharing ideas and working together. This in turn builds them up for the outside world.

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What are the types of games your child is involved in in school? Let’s know in what ways this has helped them. Here are schools with various activities that engage kids to have fun while learning.

To learn more on classroom games and its benefits visit teachhub, teachtaught.

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