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Nigeria's Educational System Needs Restructuring. By: A. A. Adegboyega

Nigeria's Educational System Needs Restructuring


The rate at which Nigerian educational system deteriorates is alarming. Nigerians are worried over the level of decay witnessed in her academic institutions.

Today, Adebayo Adegboyega Olanrewaju writes on the need to restructure Nigerian's educational system.



One of the greatest challenges facing the Nigerian state is it's decadent educational system. Freedom fighter and democrat, Nelson Mandela famously said, *Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.*

The Nigerian state has so willfully left its entire educational system in ruins across all levels.

The more infuriating part of the blame is on our professors and the education dons in the educational sector who have done next to nothing as regards revising the syllabuses of the Nigerian educational system to prepare humans who can confront the realities of the 21st century.

Allow me start from our childhood, as far as my experience can stre…

Wisdom Series: A Memoir

Wisdom Series:  A Memoir


Two things stuck out to me on my way back to Toronto.

Firstly, in Frankfurt where I stopped over on transit since I was flying Lufthansa, there were a lot of Nigerians.

Young Nigerians.

A couple of them with their mothers.

On their way back to school in Canada.

I got talking to a mother and her two twin daughters and a son.

She was excited that I was living in Canada and wanted me to keep an eye on her children for her.

Then the introductions began.

Meet this... meet that.

Somehow all these kids seemed to know each other.

47 children in all.

Children of the Rich.

The mother had said to me earlier...

"It's worth it spending the extra money it cost for them to school abroad, at least you are sure of quality education and no strikes. At the end of it all, unlike the UK, in Canada, they can ultimately become Canadians. Because with the way Nigeria is going those who have money and sense must invest in alternatives."

The poor have no alternatives but …

You Think You Have Good Friends? Wait, Read This First.

You Think You Have Good Friends? Wait, Read This First.

When people look around, they see their friends. Are those ones really friends? Have you pondered on certain scenarios.

However, the truth is that you know your true friends only when you are in trouble. Some may still be your true friends but are genuinely incapacitated from helping.

Copied from a friend's WhatsApp


I HAVE NO GENUINE FRIENDS

The House where I lived was about to be seized just because I could not pay the rent. I Posted my situation on Facebook looking for help, but all I could get is 2 "Like" and Zero Comment.

So I sent 250 Messages to my Contact list, requesting a loan of N200,000 from friends, families and neighbors whose contacts are on my phone but Unfortunately only 10 People responded.

6 out of 10 said they could not help me.

And only 1 out of 4 who Promised to help me and gave me some MONEY while
the other 3 gave me no excuse and never took my calls.

In the End, I was Ejected.

I did not have a…

NANS Reacts to The Alleged N150m bribe from Buhari

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NANS Reacts to the Alleged N150m bribe from Buhari

The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari and were alleged to have accepted bribes to work for him.

The media team of NANS issues a press release to that effect. Read:


PRESS STATEMENT

_Great Nigerian Students,_

On the issue of NANS visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, 20 million votes promise, alleged N150m bribe, Benz pics being circulated on Social Media, etc.

*We wish to state the following...*

1. We believe that we're much more enlightened to know that the video in circulation is a product of the State House Press Corp. They only captured the area that will benefit the government at the detriment of NANS leadership. #EndASUUStrike

2. We did not have access to any recording object, we depended on what (the pics, clip) they sent to us. Before the meeting started, our phones & gadgets were taken from us (as it's the usual practice anywhere). #EndASUUStr…

DUTIES OF A POLITICAL PARTY

DUTIES OF A POLITICAL PARTY

Amidst growing political participation of citizens in an electoral process in many countries,there is a greater burden on the political parties to manage the expectation of it members with utmost good faith   In this piece,Saint Innocent,a prolific leadership coach and senior lecturer at workman leadership college in his study of the core duties of a political family using the patriarchal covenant leadership of FATHER ABRAHAM whose source procreate the Israeli Gods political lineages,offers us some using insight as to the core duties of a political party like this;

(1) The Duty of Purpose
This is the the number one duty to reasonably find the meaning for the existence of a party and etched that into the fabric of it populace

(2) The Duty of Organization
It is thve duty of a party to create order,authority definition and position regimentation

(3) Duty of Law
Political parties are meant to educate it members and help build and develop their leadership capa…

What Every Graduate Should Know.

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Passing through school is not an easy thing in this country. Whether you are a university or a  polytechnic graduate, it matters not. There is something you, as a graduate, need to know. This is important especially if you are working as a paid employee or worse still you are still searching for a paid job.
Keep your Degree in a safe custody for future opportunity, and engage in entrepreneur skills, otherwise you may live to be poor.

Most of the educated people in Nigeria are poor. Majority of the educated earn less than N55,000 for a salary before tax and other deductions. When the deductions are put into consideration, the net salary comes to around N50,000. The net salary then suffers from loan deductions of up to N15,000 leaving the salary at around N35,000. The landlord then demands for his N15,000 and monthly shopping takes away N10,000 leaving one with a N10,000. The bus will demand for N300 going to and from work and relatives get another N2,500. The whole salary is gone and …

2019 UTME: JAMB Releases Information

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2019 UTME: JAMB releases information

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released information concerning the forthcoming 2019 UTM Examination. In the information made available to the members of the public, the examination body states that:
Sale of forms and Registration will commence on 10th January, 2019.

1. Cost of Regn. PIN: #3,500

2. Compulsory Reading Text: #500

3. Service Charge for Regn: #700

Total: #4,700.

The Registration will last for 6weeks, from 10th January.


Candidates are advised in their own interest to register at JAMB Accredited CBT CENTRES Nation wide and JAMB OFFICES only.


NO CYBER CAFE
Guide your children on 2019 JAMB Subject Combination For Science Courses.


*The full list of JAMB Subject Combinations for all courses are as follows:*

Medicine and Surgery:
Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Agricultural Engineering:
Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Computer Science:
Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biolog…