Yesterday I was up close and personal with the proprietor of dietems international school on the occasion of their 20 years anniversary.
The first thing you will notice about madam is her humility, smile and her unwillingness to be called boss, that’s why she have had 3 teachers who started with her 20years ago still working with her in a time where it’s very difficult to retain teachers for more than two years especially for private school…
She was a hotelier but when the hotel business was not bringing the kind of satisfaction she wanted, she and her husband shut it down but then she noticed that the quality of education was dropping among youths and a bid to do something she decided to start a school that would produce quality students with high moral this gave birth to dietems nursery and primary.
Kicking off with just 6 students and then 25 by the end of third dietems had it rough starting, today they have more than 10k students pass through them since inception with a secondary school attached.
Until the 9th year they were not making profit but the passion for the job, love for the kids, support from some bank, the visible results kept her going.
If she would have to go back and do it again, she will still choose to be an educationist..