Welcome to the Month of October – the Month of Settling Into School
Welcome to the month of October. My last Editor’s note focused on returning to school – from universities to other institutions of education within the United States and around the world. It is October and, presumably, our students have settled in to the new normal. So, let me now move the baton forward to ask: How do you find the new schooling experience? Please, send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
For me, it has been very demanding darting between working and making sure that my six-year-old son meets his daily school curriculum. COVID-19 has proved to us that life is really like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get. Who knew that in 2020, even six-year-olds would be forced to take online classes? Regardless of what you’ve found in your own box of chocolates, the most important thing is to remain grateful and cherish every moment.
In this pandemonium, I have developed a new appreciation for teachers. From kindergarten to elementary school, from middle school to high school, and from undergraduate to graduate studies, teaching is one of the most demanding, yet important, jobs in a society. To the Nigerian parents in the teaching profession, on behalf of Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), I salute you. Once again, we find another vocation that gives us reason to celebrate Nigerian excellence in the United States and around the world. As you read this editor’s note, we welcome you to tell us about a teacher who has influenced your life. We will publish your article as a way to say THANK YOU to the teachers among us.
Let me move on to tell you what is coming up in NPM for the month of October.
In the next few days, we will publish the last part of our interview with Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu. We hope that this interview has enriched your life thus far. I ask that you send your reactions to email@example.com; share your opinion on marriage relationships and gender roles in the diaspora. Better still, share with our readers your own secret to relationship bliss.
Our interview with Dr. Okey Ndibe will be published on October 15. Mosaic magazine named Ndibe’s book Foreign Gods, Inc. one of the best 10 books of 2014. Dr. Ndibe is currently working on a new book. In our interview, Dr. Ndibe talks about his early days as a journalist in Nigeria and his relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Chigozie Obioma, and other African writers. It is a must-read interview.
As I have always done, I ask that you send your reactions and opinions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you! Remain Blessed.