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Naijazzy Innovative Nigerian: Aramide Akintimehin

20-year-old first-class degree holder in Economics, Aramide Akintimehin, embraced a career in training future leaders by dedicating her life to teach primary school pupils.

She earns a living as a primary school teacher who also runs a free school for out-of-school children, Talent Mine Academy. Aramide said she was prompted to embark on this journey because of the poor quality of education in public schools.

In the course of impacting knowledge in these kids, the 20-year-old teacher also said she learns from them. She narrated a scenario where she was unable to solve a verbal reasoning question which had already been solved by one of her pupils. She said the pupil explained to her how she arrived at the answer.

 Aramide shared on her Instagram page:

We had Verbal Reasoning this morning and while trying to draft out the correct answers to the questions, I struggled with finding the answer to a particular question. I decided to check the notes of my kids to see if they attempted it because that question was a bit dicey. “I finally got a hold of Rashidat’s note and there was the answer staring at me and the worst part was that I didn’t know how she arrived at the answer. I called her to explain to me how she got the answer. I got a better understanding and apparently, there was an error in the workbook. We corrected the error, I explained well to the class and everybody was happy.

I can imagine the confusion I would have brought to my kids if I didn’t keep my rep and pride one side to learn from a 9-year old.

“Now my kids know that their ‘Super hero’ teacher does not know it all and I’m so glad about that because they’ll understand the need to keep learning from just anyone irrespective of the heights they attain in life.”

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You become a great teacher when you understand that you are still a learner and you don’t know it all! . We had Verbal Reasoning this morning and while trying to draft out the correct answers to the questions, I struggled with finding the answer to a particular question. I decided to check the notes of my kids to see if they attempted it because that question was a bit dicey. . I finally got a hold of Rashidat’s note and there was the answer staring at me👀 and the worst part was that I didn’t know how she arrived at the answer. I called her to explain to me how she got the answer. I got a better understanding and apparently, there was an error in the workbook 🙄. We corrected the error, I explained well to the class and everybody was happy. . I can imagine the confusion I would have brought to my kids if I didn’t keep my rep and pride one side to learn from a 9-year old. . Now my kids know that their ‘Super hero’ teacher does not know it all and I’m so glad about that because they’ll understand the need to keep learning from just anyone irrespective of the heights they attain in life. . Don’t let pride/your rep stop you from learning from just anyone. My young kids have taught me a lot of life lessons especially PATIENCE! 🤪 What have you learnt from your subordinates or younger ones? #keeplearning #noprideinlearning #nooneisanislandofknowledge #teacherlearner

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This is really amazing.

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