Month: August 2015

A house without books is like a room without windows

‘The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.’ – Sydney J. Harris’A house without books is like a room without windows.’ – Horace Mann Education enables a person to break free from dyed-­in­-the-­wool opinions, and to think critically and independently. It urges the mind to look outside of the sameness, for opportunities.

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Education as a paradise of opportunity

The exposure to the arena of learning and enquiry expands our ambitions of careers and life to new horizons. This enlightening landmark derives from an understanding that the end is not the career itself, but a wealth of opportunities, a bonanza of possibilities and an abundance of rewards for hard work in the fashion of

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That Inner Feeling is Mostly Right. Don’t Fight it!

Quote “Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason” –Ralph Emerson Prelude Can you hear that tiny voice whispering to you? It is saying, ‘I bet this will be a nice article’, yet you’ve not even read quarter of the article. Generally, there is always a tiny voice that resonates in

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Through the looking-glass

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris. Discuss. I believe that education can offer you freedom, a heightened sense of awareness, the opportunity to elevate yourself, and the opportunity to reflect. Connections between these positive ramifications and the symbol of the window could certainly be made. And

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Students and online social networks

I am sitting in a lecture on investment and for the first 10 minutes everyone is paying rapt attention. 30 minutes into the lecture, no one seems to be paying attention. The speaker goes on and on talking about the do’s and don’ts of investment, but everyone else seems to be engrossed with something on

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Making the enjoyment of the right to education a feasible dream in Nigeria

Many policymakers in Nigeria, whenever engaged in a discourse on education in Nigeria, do assert with the echelon of confidence, that the right to education is an enjoyable fundamental right in Nigeria. Indeed, there exists many substantive legal provisions that accord the right to education an enjoyable fundamental right status in Nigeria, such as the

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Nigeria: bringing innovation to education

Ever seen a historian working in a bank or a surgeon selling in a boutique? Seeing a political scientist working as a clerk is as bizarre as having an engineering student do his industrial training (IT) in a pharmacy. I took a tricycle in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State and in a discussion

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