Category Archives: Child’s Career

Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018

Image credit: the Royal Commonwealth Society The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is arguably the world’s oldest international writing competition. Thousands of young people participate every year across the Commonwealth nations. And this has been since its inception in 1883. The competition was formally known as the Commonwealth Essay Competition, but ‘Queen’ was recently added in

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Interswitch Educational Competition

Interswitch SPAK Educational Competition – 7.5M for the Winner!

For quite long, we have bemoaned the inferior prizes obtainable by winners of educational competitions in Nigeria in comparison with those of entertainment competitions. Interswitch, an African-focused integrated digital payment company has now given us something to cheer. In their new CSR drive, the company has launched InterswitchSPAK, an educational competition initiative aimed at grooming

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Educational Competition

Educational Competitions for 2018, Opportunity to Win Big!

On your mark, get set…and here comes educational competitions you would like to take advantage of either directly or for your wards. This is especially for scholastic students in basic schools and colleges. Many organizers of educational competitions usually set their timers in January for important activities which will crescendo in the major events within

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JAMB Admission Institution Cut-off Mark

Innovative Options to University Education in Nigeria

Truly, no student would like to think of options to a university education at the point of application for UTME. This is the reason why 98% of students applied for university degrees as their first choice in 2017 UTME. Incidentally, only 26% of degree applicants in 2016 were admitted to their first choice, and the

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JAMB Admission Institution Cut-off Mark

JAMB: Here is What Determines Admission into Your Choice Institution, Not the Cut-off Mark

The 2016 centralized guidelines by JAMB for admission into higher institutions in Nigeria is now obsolete. A new policy is in place now, which gives autonomy to respective institutions to set their preferred criteria. Remember that in the old policy, institutions were not allowed to conduct post UTME, rather they were directed to use point

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other Fields to Science

Why People Don’t Cross from Other Fields to Science but the Other Way Round?

Do people change from other fields to science? May be! It is common to see people make career transition from one field to another due to certain relative necessities. Career fields vary from Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. My search on instances of people who changed to

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Curriculum Controversy

How the Curriculum Controversy Was Half-Resolved

1. Prof Yemi Osibajo, 2. Sen. Bukola Saraki, 3. Prof Adamu Adamu, 4. CAN President – Rev Samson Ayokunle. Authority in the education sector of Nigeria has finally bowed to the pressure mounted upon them about the controversial Basic School curriculum. Recall that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had swiftly protested to the acting

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Omolara Akinmolaya, Internet Radio

Internet Radio for Kids, Now in Africa

As a guest writer on this platform, I offer to serve you highly inspiring nuggets, straight from my heart. Make sure you don’t miss any of my posts! Internet Radio for Kids, Now in Africa I found this internet radio for kids and children related programs quite interesting. Guess what? It’s another first from Nigeria!

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Made in Nigeria

FGN Misfires Again- Music and Video for Nigeria Must Be Made in Nigeria

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed | Photo credit: DailyTrust. Minister of information, Lai Mohammed on his visit to Copyright Society of Nigeria’s (COSON) Office recently said, henceforth music and films must be made in Nigeria, if they are meant for Nigeria audience. He asserted that, doing things abroad hurts the country’s economy, therefore the Government

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New Curriculum

Why We Added Arabic Language to the New Curriculum

Adamu Adamu, Nigeria’s Minister of Education. Photo credit: Guardian Newspapers As a validation of my previous post on the new curriculum controversy, the Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu has rightly debunked the rumor of the removal of CRS from the new curriculum for secondary school in Nigeria. I had earlier refuted the misleading information

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New Curriculum

The New Curriculum Controversy: Unveiling the Third Perspective and Opportunity to Spread Christianity

An element in the new curriculum developed by the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) has been generating serious controversy. Although, the fragile unity among ethnic nationals in Nigeria has never ceased from experiencing onslaught by forces that would rather have it dissolved, current situation seems quite ugly, because it involves the education system

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Substance Abuse

Curbing the Menace of Substance Abuse Among Youths: the Roles of Parents, Schools, and the Society.

Drug abuse has degenerated beyond the scope of improper use of either prescriptive or prohibitive drugs to include the unthinkable misuse of other substances. This necessitates a shift from its notorious brand – drug abuse, to the craze malady known as substance abuse. People abuse substances through smoking, oral consumption (swallowing, eating with food and

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Omolara Akinmolaya, Internet Radio

How to Help Your Child Say NO to Molestation

As a guest writer on this platform, I offer to serve you highly inspiring nuggets, straight from my heart. Make sure you don’t miss any of my posts! How to Help Your Child Say NO to Molestation Molestation starts subtle and if uncurbed, degenerate to outright sexual abuse. The daily increasing rate at which this

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Omolara Akinmolaya, Internet Radio

Tuition-Free Online Courses and Resources for Learning & Development

As a guest writer on this platform, I offer to serve you highly inspiring nuggets, straight from my heart. Make sure you don’t miss any of my posts! Tuition-Free Online Courses and Resources for Learning & Development Online courses continue to gain more popularity year-on-year, as it presents veritable opportunity for people around the world

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Lionel Messi's Parents, Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini

Three Lessons From Lionel Messi’s Parents and Community

When the father of two netted his 500th career goals for his club on the 92nd minute of the Barcelona 3-2 win against Real Madrid, the whole Santiago Bernabeu went agog and celebration was wild among millions of fans across the world – Lionel Messi has done it again!. The present epoch of El Clasico

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TEA Program for Teachers

US Mission’s Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) for Nigerian Teachers

The United States Mission Nigeria has announced an invitation of applications for Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), 2018 edition. Tell someone to tell someone else until every teacher in Nigeria is aware. For teachers whose discipline border on English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Social Studies (civics, history, geography, etc.), Mathematics, science,

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Mark Zuckeberg and Parents

Three Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg’s Parents

The fifth richest man in the world and chairman/CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg might have been touted by forbs as a self-made billionaire, but we know that the most successful talents have been able to reach great heights with the support of their families and communities. I am fond of searching out the foundations of

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Bring Back Our Girls

14-4-14, A Day of Horror in Chibok Nigeria

On the night of April 14, 2014 a thick dark cloud befell the North-eastern part of Nigeria, it settled on the Government Secondary School Chibok town, Borno State. 276 female students aged between 15-19 were abducted by a terrorist group, boko haram while preparing to write their secondary school final year exam. Some of the

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai: Youngest Hero With Most Prestigious Honour

It may interest you to know that Nobel Peace Prize is not the highest honour conferred on deserving individuals by the United Nations, though much revered globally. Rather, the highest honour by the United Nations is the UN Messenger of Peace. United Nations Messengers of peace are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the field of

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Meningitis Outbreak

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria: What You Need to Know

"Meningitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. This inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by bacteria or viruses, but can be a result of injury, cancer, or certain drugs."

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UNESCO and SDGs

Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

A three-year painstaking and well researched process from June 2012 reached its high point in September 2015 and culminated in the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nation General Assembly. This global framework for redirecting the world communities towards the only acceptable kind of developments, involved UN Member States and

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UNESCO GEM 2017 Photo Contest

UNESCO’s 2017 GEM Report Youth Photo Contest

On 8th of March 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO flagged off her week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education, in Canada. In support of the week, the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GED) Report has launched a youth photo contest, which is believed to aim at generating contributions

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Child's Intellect

Cultivating Your Child’s Intellect

"We need to have it at the back of our mind that biology is not destiny. Growth though occurs by default, desirable outcomes require our proactive involvement in the developmental processes. Enough of living by default! Parents and caregivers have expedient roles to play in the development of their children’s brain/intellect. The most critical stages

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Bill Gates Parents

Three Lessons From Bill Gates’ Parents

Do you pay attention to your child, to know his/her natural inclination? If you do, it would then be a great move to create around them, the atmosphere and environment where the seed of natural inclination in them could germinate into fruitful life career. Be deliberate in scanning the environments for available opportunities for your

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Self Esteem

How To Build A Winning Self Esteem (Part Two)

For instance, starting and maintaining discussion with the opposite sex; participating in a debate competition; facing an audience, asking questions in your class; giving advise to a superior; expressing your opinion clearly when you are questioned; embarking on a challenging project or task; and the likes may be critical moments that trigger a feeling of

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Self Esteem

How To Build A Winning Self Esteem

For instance, starting and maintaining discussion with the opposite sex; participating in a debate competition; facing an audience, asking questions in your class; giving advise to a superior; expressing your opinion clearly when you are questioned; embarking on a challenging project or task; and the likes may be critical moments that trigger a feeling of

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High Fees Church Schools

High Fees Charged By Churches’ Schools – Why You Should Pay?

Ever since the advent of universities and other schools by Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, argument and criticism have trailed what is regarded as exorbitant fees being asked of prospective students. One would have thought that the endless criticism by the public would cause the management of those schools to adjust-downwards but the reverse has been

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You Have a brain

You Have a Brain – A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.

You Have a Brain – A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. By Ben Carson, MD., with Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis. Published by Zondervan. Renown neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson recounted his ordeal with the circumstances of life and how he was able to overcome them. Despite haven an absentee father, grown up in the

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Tips for Passing Examinations

7 Tips For Passing Examinations

Just as there is no winner without competition, so also there is no promotion without an examination. Every champion embrace challenges like a breakfast, because they know that it results in promotion and accolades. Examination is the formal test of a student’s knowledge or ability which involve written, oral or computerized method with no access

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Teen Parent Relationship

How to Deepen Relationship with Your Teenage Child

It may interest you to know that the most important thing in the life of a teen is not rules, knowledge, or possessions. It is relationships! Our young ones need to feel they belong somewhere, to feel accepted and loved by someone. Is it not ironic, that your sweet baby has suddenly started to prefer

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Right School Best School

The Right School Versus The Best School!

7 Step to Choosing The Best Secondary School for Your Child. After reading this, you’ll be able to determine whether the best school you desire is the right school for your wards. Everyone definitely desire the best possible for their child. However the superlative, ‘best’ is actually subject to some pre-defined criteria when it comes

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