International Special Librarians Day 

As Neil Gaiman puts it, “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers; a librarian can bring you back the right one.” Cutting through that sea of information, it does take a trained and skilled professional to find what you are looking for. Librarians are essential information professionals with expertise in knowledge management, information research andContinue reading “International Special Librarians Day “

Pandemic Leadership

Introduction Pandemic leadership is the ability of leaders to manage teams and organizations during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused significant changes in the way we live and work, and it has challenged leaders to adapt to new circumstances and lead their teams through unprecedented times. In this article, weContinue reading “Pandemic Leadership”

How Different Regions Responded to COVID-19

The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the world, affecting every corner of the globe. Its rapid spread over the first six weeks was so alarming that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus to be a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC) in January 2020. By then, the disease had spreadContinue reading “How Different Regions Responded to COVID-19”

How Did the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Survive the Pandemic?

When COVID-19 took over the world, countries went into lockdown. From schools to businesses and way of life, COVID-19 significantly impacted everything. The unprecedented spread of the virus within such a short time left many people and businesses unprepared to deal with uncertainty and volatility on this large scale. Not only was it hard toContinue reading “How Did the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Survive the Pandemic?”

COVID-19’s Impact On Public Mental Health

Important Note: Information in this article may be triggering to some people.  If you or someone you know has prolonged feelings of sadness and hopelessness, experience difficulties sleeping, have appetite changes and lose interest in activities they used to enjoy or are having suicidal thoughts, please seek support and assistance from a trained counsellor orContinue reading “COVID-19’s Impact On Public Mental Health”

International Day of Education 24 Jan 2023

This year marks the fifth year of the International Day of Education. It will be celebrated on 24 January 2023 under the theme to “invest in people, prioritize education.” As part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for People, Planet, and Prosperity, education is recognized as a crucial component to accelerate progress toward achieving the SustainableContinue reading “International Day of Education 24 Jan 2023”

Leadership and Context

Scholars of educational leadership have reached a consensus that principal’s leadership has an indirect effect on student achievement and school improvement. Various factors have been studied but research findings are inconsistent which resulted in a limited understanding of the role of leadership in school outcomes. One factor that deserves special attention is the school contextContinue reading “Leadership and Context”

Cultivating Leadership among Students

Leaders are likely to have leadership development experiences well before their careers take off (Murphy, 2011). Early life history experiences are predictive of later leader success, therefore it is important that the education system, a child goes through should provide opportunities for the child’s leadership development. The usual way to identify and build student leadershipContinue reading “Cultivating Leadership among Students”

Awaken the Giants

It is increasingly been advocated that teachers should take a more active leadership role in schools.  This call comes from several quarters.  First, there is a consensus among practitioners and researchers that schools have become too complex to be led by the principal alone especially when it comes to instructional and curricular matters.  Principals, withContinue reading “Awaken the Giants”

The vital art of questioning your assumptions

Assumptions are those things we take for granted: whatever we don’t explicitly spell out, but that our thinking relies upon. They’re also extremely important. Indeed, it’s the existence of shared assumptions that makes communication (and much else) possible. As I write these words, I’m assuming they mean approximately the same thing to you as theyContinue reading “The vital art of questioning your assumptions”