Tag: Education

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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,…

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The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.” – Wole Soyinka I thought I had arrived early until I saw the sheer strength of numbers at the gate alone. It had rained the previous night, so there were puddles on the muddy path leading to the gate. To the left, I could see people scrambling…

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Indiscipline is the inadequacy of self control. This indiscipline is like a cankerworm which has eaten deep into the fabrics of the society. If not, how can a teacher discipline a child and the child’s parents go extra miles to make sure the teacher is dealt with in the society. This indiscipline is sown at…

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Oh Ziauddin Yousafzai, How do I love thee, Let me count the ways….. Okay, so I’m not really going to compose a sonnet for the man, especially one in the vein of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s classic, “How Do I Love Thee.” That said, I really do love the man. He’s completely amazing in every way.…