Month: July 2013

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

I always find it interesting when one is asked to ponder or debate something that will continue to exist despite whatever is said about it. When all is said and done, there will be people who exhibit the ability to laugh at themselves and there will be others who do not exhibit that ability. With

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

Britain’s education system can be neatly summarised in this humorous anecdote from the 1950s: news was brought to Evelyn Waugh that his friend Randolph Churchill (son of Winston) was in hospital. After enquiring why, Waugh was told that doctors had found a non-malignant tumour and he was having an operation to take it out. Waugh

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Developing Development, Making the World a Happier Place

I have been educated in two countries: Switzerland and the UK. If I could change one thing about the education in these places it would have to be the amount of knowledge taught about the developing countries of today and their on-going, as well as decreasing, poverty. In my last years of high school I

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If there was one thing I could change to improve education in my country…

Reading culture is dying in Nigeria. A tiny number out of about 160 million people have healthy reading habits institutionalised. Majority just enlist into various schools. Many have graduated. They are all for the obtainment of certificates. This habit is causing our country harm. Half-baked educated people dot the streets. Reading of books isn’t taken

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