I truly desire to see a change in the educational industry – Peace Eze
Peace Eze is popularly known as the ‘excellent educator’. She’s the founder of Higher Feat NG and author several books. In this exclusive interview session with our correspondent, Mercy Ezeokonkwo, she shares how conviction and passion has kept her in this path. She also spoke on her own definition of purpose. Excerpt:
Tell us about yourself
My name is Peace C. Eze, also known as ‘the excellent educator’. I am an education strategist, I graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe university where I had my first degree and went ahead to pursue a
Masters in Educational Administration and Planning at the University of Lagos.
I work with various learners, teachers and schools helping them attaining a new level of productivity through my consultancy services and by providing proven strategies to guide stakeholders within the educational space. I started a company, HigherFeats NG to help with achieving this. I have also gone on to author two e-books: Managing the Defiant Child, Record-setting blueprint for teachers, and an audio course; ‘The Autism pro’ to help teachers function effectively.
I am one person who is passionate about the educational sector of not just Nigeria but also that of
Africa. I believe the curriculum can be enriched to meet the current demands of the changing world and be relevant to raising the necessary manpower for great self-esteem and national economic development. I look forward to a time where education as a profession will be admired, and teachers will be highly regarded as it was in the early 1990s.
How long have you been in this field?
I have over five years of experience and it still feels like I am just getting started. As a lifelong learner, I know there’s more to go for, more to explore and unravel in this industry.
Why did you decide to go into this field?
Asides the fact that I am passionate about education, this was a path that I prayed about and God led me into. Generally, I truly desire to see a change in the educational industry because, there have been multiple complaints about the curriculum not having any relationship with what is obtainable in the real world. I believe and know that this can be corrected.
Tips on how I got started
I had a conviction to be on this path, so if you want to step into a career path, get a conviction that can keep you grounded even when things get tough.
You need values like self-motivation, determination and patience to sustain you on your career path. Go for quality information, learn from people, ask questions, be teachable and be intentional with your growth.
How did you grow to this level?
For me, it was all about consistency. I made it a duty to always show up.
How do you define success?
Success for me is doing what I know I have been called to do and doing it in an exceptional way and having fun while feeling fulfilled at what I do.
What motivates you?
I have a vision that is beyond me. I want to inspire people to go for excellence, to believe in our nation
Nigeria and Africa at large, by being a shining light and a problem solver in this field. I believe my rising will be the rising of many, my success will be the success of many and I can’t afford to let them down.
What advice will you give youths with the zeal to grow?
Do not skip your process, be ever learning, stay humble, and with God on your side, all your dreams will come through.
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