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NIGERIAN POLITICIANS, EDUCATION, AND MY THOUGHTS.

By Poisefreak,

Wednesday, August 28 2013

 

ImageWhen I was in primary school, I remember teachers repeatedly reminding us how much of a hope we were to our country, how the “children” were the hope of the future. Moving on to secondary school, I was told alongside other students that the youths are indeed the future of this country, and every passing day, we were taught every morning, at assembly, to represent our families in only ways that would dignify our nation. Those days are far behind me now, because I am no longer a child. I am no longer a child, not because I am in my 40’s or any advanced age, but because I have witnessed things contrary to all the teachings taught to me over time, and have come to realize that all my teachers ever taught me was to build hope in me, heavily relying on my childlike nature at the time. Life has taught me different now. Continue reading

OPON IMO: Knowledge or Not?

Recently, news carriers have been agog with the introduction of the “Tablet of Knowledge” better known as Opon Imo by the Osun State government in a bid to reduce the rate of illiteracy in the state. The first of its kind, (out in the open), in Nigeria, the project has been lauded as a welcome development in tackling the spate of underdevelopment in education in the state of Osun. Indeed, providing Android 4.0 powered tablets for senior secondary students is indeed a remarkable feat on the part of the state government. Continue reading