In my fantasy world lingers a question, an anxious question, pertaining the elements which affect a human being’s existence. We are utterly compelled by and unquestionably embrace and accept with no argument whatsoever that science is the backbone behind and on which our very existence is mounted. My question, concern and argument is about the
Month: November 2016
No matter what we do, technology will always control our lives. It is like art to us because even the most traditional of us are obsessed with it and cannot live without it. If you’re reading this article right now, it’s because you have a computer, phone or tablet connected to the internet. If later
Is gender segregation in schools beneficial or detrimental?
Gender by definition is the conception of tasks, functions and roles attributed to women and men in a society both in public and private life, and as such it has both good and bad parts. First and foremost, it results in poor performance of a pupil in a class. This is where a child who
Teaching social behavior in learning institutions
Society is usually considered morally upright and successful when all of its members confine themselves to the acceptable social norms. It is for this reason most people coexist peacefully. In addition, social behaviors are not innate in nature; they are extrinsic factors that are instilled into individuals in many ways. However, the main bone of
Save the planet
In a world fixated on fossil fuels and revised economic systems, there’s no surprise that the individual comes first. However, is that truly more imperative than the world that mothers us? As humans we have a strong tendency to put our needs first; we always look for what benefits us. Ultimately this psychological mindset has
Neoliberalism to the Detriment of the World
Privilege affords opportunities, which in turn creates opportunities for more privilege. Few are able to recognize this pattern, and those who have managed control have confused the rest of the world into alienating each other. There are countless clichés which worship one’s individual ability to overcome exponential barriers, but these clichés allow followers a sense
A broader education for a more well-rounded student
What most easily comes to mind when we think about education is the academic stuff. For me, it’s a dark green board filled with equations; you know those long monstrous ones that look like they were invented specifically to torture non-genius minds? Those things give me the jitters. Yes, of course, academics are important and
Do schools and universities have responsibilities to educate their students on social behavior alongside the academic?
In the society that we live in today the responsibility of raising children has shifted from parents to house girls, grandparents, relatives, family friends and teachers in the learning institutions. Are our children getting the best in terms of being raised morally right individuals? Well, with no doubt, the answer is absolutely NO. This is
Education: A powerful weapon to eradicate corruption and terrorism in the world
Nelson Mandela said that “education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world”, which implies that the educated elite are entangled with a difficult onus of changing the world. But it is now antithetical, as graduates who are expected to be changing lives are found destroying them with their various attitudes. Since schools and
The White World
For decades, ice has been there. Ice was used by our ancestors to refresh , like in playing games and cooling down during hot days. Today, ice is used for many functions like; playing games and sports, refreshing and preserving food and drinks. Did you know that there are big ice blocks in the world?
The Colours in my Eye
He lived in a small hut near a river. He had neither wife nor children. His name was Christopher. He used to go to Kobia forest to look for food every time he was hungry. He lived in a quiet and isolated place and was as dirty as a hog. His countenance exhibited neither colour
Snow in the World
Snow is a white soluble substance found on mountain peaks. It melts and turns into water when there is heat. In some parts of the world, we find snow. Not all places have snow. At the North pole and the South pole, that’s where lots of snow is found. In places like North America, they
Art and the Essence of Individuality
There have been a lot of studies conducted about the importance of art to education. Some of them sought to prove that those students who got involved in drama clubs, musicals, and other art clubs, scored better at their academics; other studies showed that it doesn’t make a difference, but it doesn’t matter because being
Vision without Execution is but a Dream
My grandparents back in the village have never failed to drum it into my head the one and only phrase that has seen them excel this much in life: Procrastination begets frustration. Well,for those who didn’t utilize their school fees fully, to procrastinate is to put off doing something that you ought to do. The
The paradox of arts today
Rajabu admired the Tuesday evening hustle at Posta. He was seated in the bus heading towards his university, and today he was glad he could sit by a window. People were crossing the road amidst buses, private vehicles and motorcycles in a dizzying frenzy, many heading home after a busy day at work in town.
Are co-ed schools the best environment for students?
When in 2010, the 107 senior students from the Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago achieved 100% college acceptance, the situation caught the attention of many. Only four years before, just 4% of them were able to read at grade level. Since then, this outcome has been repeated every year. This success
What is an Artist and how to Remain one
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. Discuss. I felt very much inspired when I looked up this year’s Nuha topics and my eyes fell on Picasso’s quote. I have always believed that children are artists. They have that magic spark in