Monthly Archives: June 2013

Education Starts from the Basics


The Relevance Of A Solid Basic Education


Basic education needs a solid foundation. It adheres to the basic principle of construction – the deeper your foundation is, the higher your structure can go. When a nation envisions seeing its children blossom into responsible and respectable citizens, it has to train its sight on the relevance of its early childhood education program. Young minds have great potentials wanting to be discovered. Education’s role is to harness these potentials to allow possibilities to become realities.

Nursery and pre-primary books should be created to respond to the unique learning requirements of little children. They should not only be mentally stimulating but fun as well. Children learn through play so their books should be enjoyable and engaging.  Educational organizations should make it a point to create their learning materials to cater to these exceptional needs.  Books like the Pinwheel Series and Smart Kids Series are examples of innovation at work for better education solutions.

How to Develop a Pre-School Curriculum

Making Pre-School Curriculum Relevant


A child’s learning needs are special. During these tender years more emphasis should be placed on the total development of the child. This being said, pre-school curriculum should not be only about cognitive learning. Child education experts worldwide agree that the best approach to early childhood education in order to attain powerful and positive results is the multi-skill method. This means that school books should not only cater to intellectual development. Equally important areas for development are creative, social, communication, and motor skills.

Children absorb more through play rather than rote learning. Hence it is important that books are created to make the learning process interesting and fun for small children. Colorful pictures and drawings are one of the best ways to achieve this. The Pinwheel series for instance has featured innovations like sing along CDs to make learning rhymes easy and enjoyable.

Interactive Learning in Nigerian Primary Schools

The advancement in technology has brought a relevant change to the primary school curriculum in Nigeria.  In order to equip Nigerian students for 21st century education, its government is gearing its sight towards meeting the challenges of making their syllabus more responsive and pertinent to modern education. School books that are products of innovation are being introduced to primary schools to enhance student learning.

The Universal Basic Series of books were created for that same purpose. Its provider envisions producing empowered pupils that are ready to take on bigger challenges as they prepare for secondary school. Hence, these learning materials are designed for interactive learning so that young minds will be trained for higher level thinking. It covers a wide range of topics that are meticulously sequenced to allow interlinked and progressive learning.

Developing The Potentials Of A Primary School Pupil

One of the most important stages in schooling is the primary education.  The necessity of a good primary education program cannot be taken lightly because this is where the basics are laid and develop. When the foundation principles are not properly taught or assimilated during these years, children will have difficulty understanding the more complicated lessons in secondary school or at the university. Worse, students will no longer be confident to take higher education simply because they find the lessons too difficult to understand.

On the other hand, a solid foundation prepares the student to tackle higher education with confidence. Learning materials that comply to set standards of educations like the Universal Basic Series are great tools that could empower students toward excellence. These books feature innovations that are aimed to hone the primary students’ potentials to the maximum. With the implementation of the UBE curriculum, primary school books in Nigeria should be created in line with its requirements.

Things to Consider before Establishing a School in Nigeria

Putting Up A School In Nigeria: Things You Need To Consider


There a lot of things one needs to consider when putting up a school in Nigeria. Other than the usual concerns like infrastructure and manpower, running a school has other needs inherent to the nature of the business itself. Education may be considered a lucrative business by a lot of entrepreneurs but one has to make sure that quality is maintained to the highest standards possible.


Make modern innovations work for you. Running a school necessitates a system that takes care of its database. Manually managing a large volume of information will be impractical and expensive hence investing in an excellent school technology system is wise.

There is also the standard for school books to consider. There are superintending bodies that oversee the quality of school books in Nigeria.

Education in Nigeria: Then, Now, the Future

Just like any developing country, the education system of Nigeria has its fair share of challenges. History says that the strong system of formal education introduced by the early Europeans have deteriorated since the British colony ceased control over the country. But the country has risen up to the challenges of modern day education. Cognizant of the fact that education is the cornerstone of a nation’s development, the Nigerian government has now implemented standards that are meant to serve as empowerment to its citizens through education.

Today, school books are created to meet the demands of 21st century learning. The traditional textbooks have now shifted to leaning materials that are products of innovation. Curricula are now more responsive to the modern learner’s needs.

The future is bright for Nigeria’s education system. The advent of technology has brought some much change for the better. One can now envision a learning system that employs eBooks instead of the traditional textbooks and  students are now better equipped to compete globally.

Nigerian Student, Global Student?

The recent implementation of the Universal Basics Education curriculum in Nigeria is a step towards equipping and empowering their students to become globally competitive.  Aligning school books in Nigeria with internationally acceptable standards is a proof that the government is taking positive steps towards giving its citizens 21st century education.

With the world increasingly becoming connected, the need for innovation in education comes to the fore. Technology has brought so many advantages to the teaching process that enable learning to take place in more effective ways. Nigeria has been responsive to the call of change. The future is bright. Soon, Nigerian students will be able to confidently say “I am a Nigerian student and I am internationally competitive”.

The Litany of The Nigerian Pre-Schooler

I love reading books. I like the colorful ones best because they show pictures of different things. My mom bought me a big book as my birthday present last year. It has pictures of animals and flowers and things I see around the house. My mom told me that when I go to school, I will have plenty of books to read. I was excited!

Yesterday was my first day of school. When teacher gave us our school books I was surprised – all letters and no colorful pictures! They look like big people’s books, only with bigger prints. I was not excited anymore. I felt sleepy when teacher was reading it with us.

We had visitors when I got home from school. My mummy’s sister’s daughter, my cousin, Gloria, was excited to show me her books. She is a preschooler in another school. Her books were lovely! They had beautiful and colorful drawings and I could even see mascots and sing along CDs. My aunt said they were Pinwheel books. She mentioned something about colorful books being important to children’s education.

Now I am really sad. I wish my books were as beautiful as my cousin’s. Maybe I should throw a tantrum to change to Gloria’s school.

Promoting Pre-Primary Education in Nigeria

The Importance of Pre-Primary Education


Early childhood education is vital so that young children are equipped when they attend formal education later. This type of education is recognized by many societies and governments. Most countries have their own policies on education which simply means that they recognize the role of education in nation building.

Education systems should be in tuned with the needs of the times.  The advancement in technology has brought so many changes in the educational system. As the world gets increasingly connected, the need for education to develop students for global competitiveness comes to the fore. This task begins even before a child start formal education.  Hence the need to come up with an effective early childhood education system is important.

Developing countries have accepted the challenge of uplifting their education systems to meet internationally acceptable standards. School books in Nigeria are presently created to cater to this need. With innovations incorporated by educational in these learning tools, kids are now better equipped to meet the challenges of formal education.

5 Educational Needs of a Nigerian Pre-Schooler

Developing Our Children Through Multi-Skill Approach


Teaching preschoolers can be both challenging and enjoyable. There are just so many possibilities. An author once said that a kid’s potential is limitless. Oftentimes we hamper their development because we assume that they cannot learn certain things simply because they are kids. Today, studies have shown that the better approach to reaching small children is through multi-skill approach. More and more people are now open to the concept of multiple intelligences. When a child is trained in different skills, it opens doors for better opportunities later in life. Choosing a career or profession will not be as difficult because a good foundation was built.

Multi-skill learning is the best approach to early childhood education. It not only hones a child in a certain discipline but rather it is aimed at giving a child a head start by developing his or her  motor, social, cognitive, communicative and social skills. Today, pre-primary school books in Nigeria are more responsive to this need. Books like the Pinwheel Series are learning materials encompassing all the learning essentials of a preschooler. With innovation brought into the educational tools, learning becomes fun and children benefit from it.