Category: Education

LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PERSONAL ADVANCEMENT

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In the dynamic world we live, there have been several ages and epochal events that have shaped human existence since the beginning of time. Examples of such times and events include but not limited to medieval times, the Industrial revolution era, and more recently in our own clime we have heard and talked about Jets age, computer age, Information age and more recently the social media era etc. Even as the world has moved on to more advances like “Artificial Intelligence”, “Big Data”, “Internet of Things”, “Virtual Reality” and all, social media still remain a potent tool of sharing information and meeting targeted audience. Little wonder that evolution of information and means of its dissemination has evolved over times. From traditional verbal communication, to postal services, print media, ...

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POST NYSC GOWN TO TOWN: EXPECTATIONS VS REALITIES

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The title of this piece needs neither introduction nor explanation as I believe as humans we have and had our different expectations that have been met with realities over time. So whether you believe in the analogy of a glass half full or half empty; or the tale of which is right between “Six” and half a dozen, then it is clear that you are not oblivious of this topic. But for those who might still be wondering on what it means, here you have it - “Gown”, academic gown in this sense is a traditional robe worn in the academic community for different purposes including matriculation and graduation. It is that colourful dress you wore during the academic procession on your graduation/convocation for the conferment of your degree, signalling that you are now a graduate whilst “Town” is the real ...

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NYSC YEAR: A STRATEGIC TIME TO PLAN (PART 2)

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Some weeks ago, we started the first part of the above topic. In case you missed it, please find link here. In that piece, we talked about how critical the NYSC year is in planning for life post NYSC, and stating the things corps member(s) need to do during the service year. In this piece today, we will further explore three other things a corps member should do to position s/he for meaningful engagement after NYSC.

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NYSC YEAR: A STRATEGIC TIME TO PLAN

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Achieving a University/Polytechnic degree is sure a milestone in the life of many regardless of what the economic realities of today portends. In the words of Yusuf Malala, the Pakistani Nobel prize winner – “Gun can kill a terrorist but education will kill terrorism”. This quote shows the importance of education in the life of any individual. For a graduate, it is believed the person should be found worthy in knowledge and character to help shape the society because the essence of education is to add value to one self and his/ ...

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