The straightforward PDP part, who has consistently upheld for rebuilding, said it was past the point of no return presently to begin rebuilding the nation.
He said this in a tweet he shared on Sunday evening.
As indicated by him, “Given what is happening today I am persuaded of two things.
“Right off the bat that the call for rebuilding isn’t just obsolete yet additionally short of what was needed.
“Furthermore that Nigeria will break into at least two pieces inside the following five years.
Imprint my words and recall them!”
Review that the Northern Seniors Discussion, NEF, drove by a previous Bad habit Chancellor, Prof. Ango Abdullahi had on Sunday depicted the present organization as a disappointment.
NEF, irritated by the spate of weakness prompting unending killings, capturing and banditry, said it warned Nigerians before the 2019 general races that President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to offer them.
Regardless of a few calls by Nigerians for the difference in strategies in the battle against revolt and different culpabilities, President Buhari would not change his administration boss who are late for retirement.
Stereotypic Storybooks: How They Affect Students’ Psychology
If there is one thing secondary school students love doing, that would be reading novels. Many students may not be fond of going over their subject notes at the end of school hours, but trust me, when it comes to laying their hands on novels, they will definitely get it done. During my secondary school days, I read a lot of storybooks. While some were good and readable, some were not so commending.
Storybooks serve as a beginner’s guide to the real world; they encompass social and cultural beliefs. it is believed that every work of an author is just a figment of his/her imagination, the idea of what real life looks like or what it will look like in years to come. However, unfortunately, most books written by Nigerian authors have successfully deluded students from seeing the world as it really is, the aim has been lost, leaving them with a suboptimal standard of psychology, which in turn affects their thinking faculty.
For instance, I grew up reading storybooks that always revolved around hard work in school, patience, and obedience, leaving out a chunk of the most important parts of reality: sex, life, colonialism, money, civilization, corruption, injustice, religion, culture, slavery, technology, etc.
It is disheartening to realize that bookshelves in school libraries are constantly filled with not so bright, pathetic storybooks; storybooks that never break up with the usual stereotype, presenting the same storylines and mentality over and over again. There are a lot of writers who don’t really care about the students’ academic opulence, all they give a damn about is how to sell their books and gently pat their pockets with money in them.
Some will even force these bad projects they call storybooks on students, after liaising with headmasters and proprietors to make the purchase a compulsory one. At the end of every term, my siblings always come home with some lists of storybooks for the next term, backed up with threats of failing students who do not comply. I came across one of their storybooks once, after reading the first five pages, I shook my head and grieved on behalf of Nigerian students.
Apart from the use of very awful vocabulary, I realized I was well familiar with the dull and boring storyline in the book, I’ve read it so many times in the past, and I already knew where the story would end. The book lacked life and talent. Sometimes I wonder, in this current world we live in, with all the civilization and upgrade in the system, students are still being subjected to such horrendous psychology?
I just picked my phone and played Candy Crush instead.
I feel sorry for the kids out there because reading such books once subjected my mentality to some paltry orientations and I’m afraid it will do the same to them too.
It is high time schools did away with stereotypes and drift with the world. It is high time they started introducing books filled with great effort, storybooks with so many talents in them. Students already hanker for reading good stuff, it is up to us to make available excellent books written by great authors who really understand the art, not some books written by some authors who still live in their past, filling our students’ minds with junks, thereby tampering with their learning ability.
There are books that expound the reality of life, raising questions and challenging readers’ minds, books that raise arguments and torment readers’ curiosity, teaching them more and wanting them to know more. These are the kinds of books students should be encouraged to read.
The fact is, subjects that are difficult to teach in classes can be narrated in storybooks. Most developed countries and some African countries use this method. They believe that students comprehend faster and better when they hear or read about a particular subject in a storybook.
Written works by authors like Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Femi Osofisan, Ben Okri, Sefi Atta and so on should be recommended to students, either for them to read for pleasure or as part of their curriculum. The world has evolved beyond reading about a poor village girl who got lucky and got betrothed to some rich prince, it’s time to turn the table around and read about modern stories.
Nigerian Public Institutions: Instruments of Discovery Or Regimented Passage? (Part2)
Its a beautiful Friday morning signalling the remembrance of St. Valentine. Now the other day, we were talking about Nigerian Public Universities as Instruments of discovery or regimented passage. Since I said the discussion is in series; this probably been the last, I’d focus today’s discussion on students and lecturers
Students are quintessential to the success of any tertiary institution. Now students we have nowadays aren’t ready to learn. Many factors which time will not permit me to mention account for this.
Students are meant to see tertiary institutions as citadels of learnings. However, the presumed or supposed citadels are seen as centers of all sorts of immoralities. The society undoubtedly is at the receiving end.
The lecturers too are not left out. Many lack the experience of teaching within the four walls of the classroom. This is what I’d refer to as roughshod teaching.
Since we have highlighted the failures and errors of all parties. Lets suggest some ways to nip the various challenges in the bud.
The government I’d suggest should increase the budgetary allocation for tertiary institutions within their control. Students should be given adequate orientation.
My audience what are your take on the issues I have outlined. Do send yuur opinions in the comments section. Happy Valentine’s Day. Gracias.
Nigerian Public Universities: Instruments of Discovery or Regimented Passage? ( Part 1)
So the other day, I was scrolling through my twitter feeds and saw a particular tweet from a famous individual that struck my attention. The individual was trying to paint a portrait of the Nigerian tertiary educational system. This is what has pushed me know writing this piece which will probably be in series, this been the first.
Acquiring university education is seen as thing of prestige in Nigeria. This coudl probably be the reason why the country can boast of over a hundred universities comprising of both federal, state and private. However, the current reality has pushed many to believe that university degrees are pieces of thrash and crap that are meant for the bin. In my opinion and background study, many factors account for this.
First of all, we have the issue of infrastructure. For an institution and specifically a tertiary institution to function well, certain structures and infrastructures have to be put in place. This include lecture rooms, laboratories, libraries, hostel blocks and the likes. However, as many people including the author will find it hard to believe, many Nigerian tertiary institutions lack these facilities that are essential for effective performance. In reality, since Nigerian public institutions get their funding from the government, they are meant to be citadels of learning where the character of individuals are moulded prepared for the outside world, however, the reverse seems to be the case.
Frequent industrial action is another reason why many public universities are seen as places of regimented passage. The government most times find it difficult to fulfill some terms of contract and agreement. This pushes labour leaders to engage in prolonged industrial actions causing delays in academic calendars. This causes a rush hour procedure where students have to cover a session within one and a half month.
Do you feel there are other causes to the ones I have outlined above? Do feel free to share them in the comments section. I would be back to continue with the next series. Gracias
Tension Everywhere As Sacrifice Were Placed In Front Of LAUTECH Professor’s Office (photos)
Some items suspected to be a “sacrifice” was found this morning in front of the office of a Ladoke Akintola Univeristy of Technology (LAUTECH) professor.
The fetish item was discovered this morning by students of the institution who raised an alarm. The sacrifice was reportedly placed in front of the office of Prof. A.A Akingbade, a senior lecturer in the faculty of Agricultural Science of the institution.
Prof Akingbade is also the current chairman of the Examination Malpractice Panel of the institution.
Another sacrifice was also placed in front of one of the classrooms in the university located in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
Outrage As Woman Releases Voice Note That Appears To Implicate An OAU lecturer Who Allegedly Abused Her Sexually
Twitter users have expressed outrage and are calling for an OAU lecturer to be disciplined after a voice note allegedly implicating him was shared by his alleged victim.
In the voice note going viral, the student is heard crying as she confronted the lecturer about sexually abusing her. A male voice, which we cannot confirmed to be the lecturer’s voice, is heard trying to pacify the crying woman. He did not deny the crime she was accusing him of.
Screenshots shared by InsideOAU claim the female student’s nude video leaked and a Chemistry lecturer named Monday Omoetan allegedly called her to his office.
When she got there, he allegedly seized her phone then checked to be sure she wasn’t recording. He then allegedly “had his way with her.”
According to the reports, the alleged victim wanted to send the nudes to her best friend but her phone was hanging and she mistakenly forwarded it to her class group chat where her colleagues quickly downloaded it before she was able to delete it. They then made the nude video go viral and that was how her lecturer became aware of it.
Sharing the voice note, @Frankdiplomat wrote: “Another Mean-spirited Sex Offender From Obafemi Awolowo University!!!”
Twitter users have reacted in outrage to the voice note purportedly implicating the lecturer.
Below is the voice note.