Tag: Education

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Mr. Ajimobi who enjoyed the best education Nigeria has ever offered closed down secondary schools for seven weeks and only re-opened the schools after apology letters were sent to him by the heads of the affected schools.

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Maybe, he shouldn’t even let Joke go to university in order to avoid this nonsense modernization. He however wants educated children who will  buy him that big house and new car, the type his aged landlord’s son bought him, children he can visit in Lagos when they have their own families.

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I stood there staring hard at my mum while she eagerly awaited my disappearance. If anyone had walked in on us at that moment, they probably would have turned back in a breath. We looked like two angry bulls about to lock horns till the death. I needed her to understand my stance. After two minutes of intense stares and extreme silence, save the running water, I mustered some pseudo courage to continue my speech.

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I remember as a child, my mother used to tell me how education was placed at the forefront of government priorities by the leaders of that period. My mother is a teacher and based on her experience as a student and the current situation of our educational system she believes that Nigeria should be doing much…

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A few months ago, all my social media pages (and I guess yours) were taken over by pictures and posts of fresh university graduates. Thousands of pictures were accompanied with tags like #wemadeit, #freshdoctorsintown, #onlyGod and so on. Those things just piss me off. Quoting the amiable Betty White (who is 94 years old at…

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The first time I heard the ‘Street has taken over’ line, my mind conjured up a picture of thugs and miscreants with clubs, cutlasses, broken bottles ready to deal with the unlucky person that managed to cross their path. I read a tweet from a university undergraduate with the words “University hasn’t helped anyone, the…

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Jul 31

Who We Are

My name is ‘Feyinmusu  Habiba Odinaka’ I attended Joyce Schools in Kaduna and then proceeded to the University of degrees in Nigeria and graduated with a First class honors, 4.89 out of 5 precisely and then *smiles* This is the average answer for the ’Tell me about yourself’ question either at an interview or anywhere…

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I am sorry. I don’t even know why I am beginning this rant on an apologetic note. Is it me, or is no one worried about what goes on in our schools these days – or maybe it’s just in my school. Shall I begin again? Growing up, I read Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands, where…

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Wait… Please don’t shoot me yet. I’ll explain. Not too long ago I attended a seminar presentation organised for final year students in one of Nigeria’s premier universities. I was invited by an old classmate who works there as a lecturer. The venue was packed full with academicians, friends and supporters of the final year…

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One major problem with education in Nigeria and perhaps a problem facing the Nigerian society as a whole, is that majority of us do not know how to think but what to think. We have somehow been raised with the mentality of depending totally on someone smarter, bigger or more spiritual than us to tell…

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One day your prince will come. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to maximize your single life. Contrary to popular opinion, being single is not a sickness or curse, and marriage is not the panacea to all your woes. Marriage will not make you whole if you feel incomplete. The bible says,…