Monday, February 20, 2017

More calls for parity between Polytechnics and Universities

~The SUN Nigeria. Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Stakeholders in the education sector have expressed divergent opinions on the discrimination between university graduates and their counterparts in polytechnics and colleges of education.

Many respondents, especially students, said there is apathy on the part of students seeking admission into polytechnics and colleges of education as a result of the discrimination.

Some of the stakeholders spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in major cities and towns across the Nigeria.

The stakeholders are of the opinion that youths, parents and government officials gave preference to university education system above other tertiary education in the country.

Mrs Naomi Adisa, a civil servant, told NAN in Lagos that the disposition of many Nigerian parents towards the polytechnics and Colleges of Education (COE) system was also responsible for the drop in the enrolment into those institutions.

This, according to her, stems from the dichotomy that had existed between the Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate and the university degrees, which had shaped the belief of many parents.

"For that reason, they believe that university system is the best for their children,'' Adisa said.

In his own submission, Mr Kehinde Olojede, the Deputy Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, said that average students in colleges of education today are those who could not meet up the university requirements.

"They often turn to colleges of education because they do not want to waste another year staying at home doing nothing,'' he said.

Mr Usman Dutse, the President, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, believed that the societal perception about polytechnic education was a factor discouraging youths from seeking admission into polytechnics and colleges of education.

Dutse told NAN that the societal belief and the educational system have placed superiority and preference on the university education above other tertiary institutions.

"During admission, JAMB did not specify that first choice must be university but because of the mindset of Nigerians, they feel university should come first before the polytechnic,'' he said.

'Therefore, there's now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus' Rom. 8:1

Monday, February 13, 2017

How and what made us lose these names?

From Akpanevbuak Jp Nduba
Umubele Awka

How and what made us lose these names?
Is it inferiority complex?
Is it because we have lost our core values for the Igbo gender?
Is it for the fear of discrimination?
Why do you allow these to steal your pride and heritage?

Kedu ivbe anyį ga-eme ma asùsú anyí nwuo?
Umu - umu anyį ga-ata anyį uta ma'oburu na anyį kwe ka nke-a mee.

Nekene omalicha avba nduu anyi na arafu ka onwuo! Chei! Oduokwanu mma.

1. Ekenma
2. Nwa-ekedu
3. Eke-oyibo
4. Eke-ocha
5. Mgbeke
6. Ekedum (Ekedu)
7. Oke-eke (Okeke)
8. Nwa-eke (Nweke)
9. Ekedinma
10. Oke-anyanwu
11. Nwa-afò (Nwa-avò)
12. Mgbe-afò (Mgbe-avò)
13. Oke-afò (Oke-avò) (Okafor)
14. Mgbe-oye (Mgbe-orié)
15. Oye-oka (Orie-ókà)
16. Nwa-oye (Nwa-orie)
17. Oke-oye (Oke-orie)(Okoye)
18. Nwa-nkwo
19. Mgbogo-nkwo
20. Oke-nkwo (Okonkwo)
21. Uwadiegwu
22. Nwa-Imoka
23. Ana - Emeke.
24. Nwaokelutuwa
25. Nwuduego
26. Nwatoka
27. Nwubalutu
28. Amaodo
29. Nnechi.
30. Nwaayanwu
31. Nnebeife(nnevive)
32. Nwuduoka
33. Ejighi-ato
34. Nwamuluo ana
35. Ana-ama
36. Ejiamatu
37. Ekweli
38. ....

Biko umunnem, ka-anyi nye aka na-akwalite asùsú Igbo anyį, site n'iba umu anyį ezi aha dį otua.


From Frederick Ifeanyi Obiajulum Adigwe
14th February, 2017·

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Frederick Ifeanyi Obiajulum Adigwe
When someone comes and tells you, "I can't sleep without you, I love you the way you are and I can put up with your good and bad attitude", before you commit your heart to such a person, please, *GIVE IT TIME*.

When You just met someone today and feel like marrying him/her tomorrow, before you do, remember you need to *GIVE IT TIME*.

When you visit your uncle during a vacation for 2 months, don't be carried away that they serve you your preferred food and give you hot water to bath during your first two days don't start making arrangements to relocate to their house, *GIVE IT TIME*.

When a brother visits you and wakes you up by his shouting of prayer from 12 am to 6 am, please don't shut him down, first *GIVE IT TIME*.

When someone joins your fellowship in the first year and he is in every group/dept, please don't rush and make him a leader, rather *GIVE IT TIME*.

When you enter a new environment and everybody worships you and eat your mess don't be carried away just *GIVE IT TIME*.

When someone comes with a new business with unbelievable promises, please before you involve your money, first *GIVE IT TIME*.

When you see a new church in town and you hear their waves, before you conclude about how hot they are, first *GIVE IT TIME*.

Finally, when you are in a cross road of decisions, you don't know what to do, ask the people or person involved to please *GIVE YOU TIME*.

You can be good in giving people tests and trying out who they are.
Some people know how to pass them all but the test of time they will fail.
Time tests Love and proves it.
Time tests businesses and authenticates it.
Time tests spirituality and reveals it.
Time tests friendship and uncovers true friends
Time, a good tester.

Don't say that the utilities in your area is now the best until you have *GIVEN IT TIME*.

Your uncle or Father told You that you are useless and worthless and can't amount to anything, just laugh it away and ask them to *GIVE YOU TIME*.

*_Quote me..._*
Consistency with time is the true test of Efficiency.
*Time is a TESTER*.
*Time is a REVEALER.*

Thanks for giving this long post TIME...
A painful moment brings quietness & quietness gives inspiration for good thoughts, when all is well you don't think of "what next"... Just *"Give It Time"*

When you share it around and no one comments, don't assume it was ignored, *GIVE IT TIME*.
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