Year: 2013

“Those who can’t laugh at themselves leave the job to others.”

Unusual things tend to happen to me. Laughing them off and sharing the experience with others with the aim of making them laugh is typical behavior on my part. Just smiling boosts your mood so laughing surely has double this power. In this article I will present two real life examples which indicate my agreement

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Are we churning intelligence?

“Newton was sitting under a tree. An apple fell on him & he thought that why didn’t it go up & hence discovered gravity.But if a hungry stomach is sitting under a tree, he will only think to get all apples down”. That is what our education system does. It hardly provides opportunities & when

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Are we churning intelligence?

“Newton was sitting under a tree. An apple fell on him & he thought that why didn’t it go up & hence discovered gravity.But if a hungry stomach is sitting under a tree, he will only think to get all apples down”. That is what our education system does. It hardly provides opportunities & when

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An Indian Way of Education

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,  But I have promises to keep,  And miles to go before I sleep,  And miles to go before I sleep.”   These lines of Robert Frost from the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ depict a dream that is yet unfulfilled and needs a lot to

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Fund Education; Stimulate National Progress

Introduction Scientists discovered several decades ago that the cell was the basic unit of life (Postlethwait & Hopson, 2006). Thus, from the microscopic amoeba to the gigantic whale in the sea, the cell remains the basic building block of life. Education in a society, just like the cell, cannot be dispensed with; it is so

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If there was one thing you could change to improve education in your country…

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. Words of wisdom these are, for in being educated, lies the path to freedom by exploring diverse dreams and interest thus unlocking limitless potentials and ultimately transforming lives. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has

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If there was one thing you could change to improve education in your country…

The one thing I would improve in English education, in the UK, is learning ‘how’ to learn. In the Twenty First Century, the process of learning far outweighs the need for change in any other area of education; the content of any academic subject is now easily available on school, college and university websites. There

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Education In My Country: The Essential Change

“… All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants” – John W. Gardener INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, ugly issues on education (the process of teaching and learning) have recently kept popping up and are seriously blazing into the front-burner at both the state

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