I had the priviledge of being the first guest on the Little Rubies Daycare Show oragnised by Dr. Brenda in the United Sates of America on Saturday the 22nd of August. Please make the time to watch this interview and make your comments.
Dr. Brenda wrote:
This is the first episode of WAGE interviews. WAGE is an initiative created by Little Rubies Daycare Encounters. WAGE stands for World Advocacy for Growth In Education. WAGE is dedicated to interviewing and connecting with educators globally. The key goal being a comparison of educational practices between countries.
We are privileged to have Nancy Ekpezu with us today. Nancy is a professional administrator, management consultant, and life coach. She has worked in the education sector for twenty-five years, fifteen of which were at the school leadership level. Nancy welcome to WAGE.
On her last job, Nancy led a team of over a hundred employees in a group of schools managed by a multinational corporation. She has contributed immensely to the growth of four reputable schools across four cities in Nigeria as a school administrator since 2005. Nancy's Facebook group: Educational Administration Network
Get copies of her book Dear Educator at www.rhbooks.com.ng/dear-educator Online courses for school leaders and administrators: www.nancyekpezu.com.
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Scgedule an appointment with her at www.calendly.com/nancyekpezu.
Questions asked: 1.Nancy, where are you currently located?
2.How did it all begin with you in education?
3.What was your motivation to become an educator?
4.Can you tell us a little bit about what you currently do?
5.Describe Nigeria’s current educational system? The reason I ask is because the last I can remember it was a 6334 system where you had to spend at least 6 years in primary school, 3 years in junior secondary school, another 3 years in senior secondary, finally 4 years in college.
6. COVID-19 pandemic has impacted various aspects of the world and in education there is now a huge shift in how people learn. In the United states for instance many school districts have opted for virtual learning as opposed to traditional face to face learning. How has it impacted the Nigerian Educational sector.
7. How are schools funded in Nigeria?
8.What three major elements would you say have contributed to the growth of the schools in your country, specifically in the cities where you have worked in?
9.What challenges have you encountered personally? Do you think those challenges are common with educators in your country?
10. What is the hiring process for teachers? What ways have you discovered support teacher retention and low turnovers?
11. In the United States the Common Core Curriculum is used Can you tell us about the curriculum used in Nigeria?
12. How does the Nigerian curriculum address STEM or STEAM?
13.What about mathematics? How is that taught in Nigeria? Is it a core subject?
What other subjects are core? My name is Dr. Brenda. I am a preschool teacher who uses play-based developmentally appropriate strategies to make learning fun and exciting! Checkout my webinars with Ashford University Early Childhood Education Department! Nature Walks With Children: https://youtu.be/VdVSRUxbfxo "Preschool Mealtimes: Transforming Mealtimes Into Fun,Learning Experiences": https://youtu.be/XEDqVjEHIo0