If you do a search for schools in the major cities in Nigeria such as Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Kano, Ibadan, Owerri, Benin etc, you may be surprise at how many big schools out there do not have a school website. Many think that only businesses need websites, but it is becoming increasingly important for schools to have a website as well. In fact, many would say it is essential.
Website provides information about your institution/school/college and all the good work you do. Website can provide an up to date and easy to use link between your institution, its community and the world at large. Your website is a valuable showcase for life at your institution/school/college.
So why would you need a school website in Nigeria?
It is the main way that people will find you.
Most people now primarily use the internet when they want to find information, and Google is often the first place they go. When properly combined with Google Places Listing, it can become a steady source of referral to your school.
When looking for a school, they will either type in the name of your school, or a keyword like ‘schools in Benin City’. You want to make sure that the first thing they see is a link to your website, otherwise you could be missing out to the competition.
Provide interactive services
A website is not just a place to provide information about your school: you can also use it to provide interactive services.
A virtual learning environment (VLE) is becoming increasingly common for schools. This is a virtual hub where:
- students can form groups and submit work to teachers;
- teachers can share lesson plans with other teachers;
- students can access resources posted by teachers;
- information about extracurricular activities can be provided;
- parents can check their children’s grades.
Keep the school community updated
A good website is the perfect place to provide latest information in the form of news and events.
Some people will want to bookmark your news section to find out the latest information as it happens. You can also group together your latest information and send it out in an email newsletter.
Others may only follow you on social media, but you still need your website to be the centre of your online activities. For example, you could publish your blog posts and news updates directly to Facebook.
Improve the school’s image
One of the most important reasons to have a school website is that people expect you to have one these days. People will often make the first form of contact with your school through your website, and if you do not have one this can hurt your school’s image.
However, simply having a website is not enough. To improve the school’s image, you want to make sure it has a professional and attractive design and that it is rich in features.
A service like ours at Webclick can do just that for you. We help school websites to create an excellent first impression and demonstrate that they are serious about their image.
Launch or update your website
A school website is becoming increasingly important, and there is little excuse not to have one these days. If you do not have a website yet, start thinking about launching one this year. We will be happy to help you with every stage of the process from planning to execution, so get in touch today and let’s get started.
Webclick School Website Features:
As a web designer in Nigeria, our web design services is suitable for all type and size of school and it is highly affordable. Below are some of the features of our professional schools website design service:
- Information about the school’s history, mission, logo, staff and management.
- Provide contact details, location, how to reach.
- Email ID’s with your organization name ex:email@example.com
- Virtual Tour: display of pictures of Facility, Labs, Library, Classrooms, etc
- Picture gallery to display one year ’s Accomplishments, Awards, Sports Achievements, Annual Day Celebrations.
- School Announcements: News, Events, Schedules, Calendars, Timelines
- Download school brochures and application forms and other documents
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