“Sorry for the password on yesterday’s article, I will remove the password as soon as I get clearance”
Last week monday a collaboration effort started between Visible Impacts – Project RAISE , the New Nigeria Club, The Future Movmement and Generis Solutions. The objective of this project is to inspire 1,000,000 secondary school leavers to excel in the forthcoming S.S.C.E exams and J.A.M.B and to sustain this number and more for the coming years. The current facts on ground are alarming – Out of the 1,188,142 that took S.S.C.E only 188,136 passed S.S.C.E with Credit in English and Maths and 3 other subjects. Out of the 1,145,961 present for J.A.M.B exam 548,543 candidates scored above 200. This means that over 1 million people certainly have sat at home and would do both exams again in the next 1yr, and guess what they’ll have a good number of fresh takers joining them.
Like all great initiatives, it rises and falls, not on the excellence of the idea but on the commitment of the people and the ability of the system to reward it’s key drivers. I have led a number of informal organizations in my life, and what I have learnt and vowed to do my best not to repeat is that great ideas collapse if the real needs of those that are driving it are not met. I remember feeling remorse after my tenure as the president of my university department, I chronicled my thoughts into my hand over notes – “directing people that you have no power to reward or punish requires truly inspirational leadership, or it will be frustrating”. It is however more frustrating if you as a leader are powerless to meet their urgent needs. This thinking has formed in my mind into a philosophy, a philosophy that if you observe me closely you will realize, I will never engage in any activity that will not create a way for the people that I consider principal to the achievement of the goals, to be duly rewarded!
It is with this philosophy in mind that I am glad to announce to you that we have just set up a system where we can create inspirational role models, teachers and trainers for over 1,000,000 nigerian students in the next 1yr, helping them to succeed.
I do not want to publicly let the cat out of the bag, but I am sure some of the people that have already indicated interest in becoming millionaire teachers and role models and have been trained can understand all that I am saying. We sent a mail to all New Nigeria Club members and all Future Movement Registered members asking for volounteers who are passionate about teaching, have the skills are only not teaching because they believe that the Job is currently poorly rewarded. I am making that call again today -teacher/trainers/role models wanted!!! We have a system in place to ensure a montly allowance well beyond N250,000 and this is being modest. You will be trained for free and auditioned, and only very few great people will be selected. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what your religion is or where you are based. You only need to indicate interest, show up for the training and evaluation and succeed. The course you’ll be taking would be the Making of Great Teachers, and 17 Secrets of Academic Excellence packaged with the same book title by Fela Durotoye – He needs no introduction.
When we put up the plan, we had it in mind to get small time sponsors, people who are able to take responsibility for 50 Students each (at N2,500 per student). The pack allows us to train the students, give them some working materials and manuals, empower the trainers to follow up with the schools they own, and also covers for part training for the Teachers . We are still compling the list of those sponsors and the benefits they get, short term, medium term and long term in case you are interested. The most insistent sponsors we are getting however are requesting to sponsor from between 20,000 to 100,000 students which means up to 700 schools. This means that we urgently need to develop more teachers or else some of us will be overworked and over paid.
Japan did not become a world power for nothing. Their boast about having their major assets in between their ears is also not unfounded. They were the first country to propose the philosophy of ensuring they keep the best in school to teach the rest. In our society, the best want to be paid as the best, and we have lost geniuses to banks, telecomms companies and business, while our children are taught by majority of people with lack of options being their only interest in education.
In order to keep this write-up short. Here is the requirement.
Do you enjoy teaching and really would have loved to?
Do you have the skills to train others?
Are you passionate about young people?
Do you want to add value?
Do you have integrity and can you be trusted to mould and not destroy the life of a youngster?
If your answers to these questions resonate as yes, then hurry quickly and send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com, let the Title of your mail be Millionaire Teacher. If you are interested in sponsorship you can get in touch with me directly, if you are not a New Nigeria Club member already, sponsorship guarantees membership. Please note that New Nigeria Club members, The Future Movement members and their referrees will take priority in that order.
I wish you ALL the best!