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JAMB CUT-OFF..what about it ?

https://www.channelstv.com/?p=271873

The first time I saw the news about jamb cut-off being 120, I was so shocked as if I had stepped on a high tension naked wire. Hey that is a bit of an exaggeration but truth be told, I was really flabbergasted. No offence to our OP’s at nairaland though, if I had seen it over there, I would have thought it was some kind a joke by a faggot high on cheap drugs like a friend of mine would say.
Jamb cut-off as incredibly low as 120? Well in the eve of such ridiculous proclamation by Jamb, serious questions arise. Questions such as:

1. Is it part of the change we are to expect from this administration?

2. Could it be right for an examination body to conclude that a student who have scored less than 30% of the total score is worthy of admission?

3. Could it be the right approach to making tertiary education available to all? Even to the unfit ?

4. Someone said Jamb wants to give a fair chance to all, that a post jamb examination will now be conducted, how further inconsistent can the government be?

We want your take on all this. Your opinions matter.

BUHARI’S RETURN… a sublime lesson about education.

Yes, the long departed president of the country arrived from his 100 day medical sabbatical sometime ago and as expected, he decided to address the country in order to let the citizens of the country  know that he is aware of some critical issues the country is contending with.

While during his absence, the normal ASUU strike that comes as frequently as a natural occurrence as leap year ensued, the president of the country made no reference to it in his speech. No mention was made on such a matter as seemingly important as education in a speech meant to tackle important issues. Can you imagine?

So what is my point in all these? Although I am not trying to lay an accusing finger at the government of the nation, it is obvious that the tides of survival as changed. Even the country does not see education as the only means of survival, so why should you ? 

Students let’s get out there, learn a skill, get a trade, live a life of our dreams without necessarily depending on White collar Jobs which can only be gotten with secular education. The tides of survival has changed my friend.

Consider, this other reason, Jamb yesterday released their general cut-off to be 100. I could not believe it. 100 as how? Education that was formally accessible to those with  average scores such 180 and 200 can now be accessible to those we consider as former failures ( those that would score 100 from a Jamb examination ).

My friends, i guess it is high time we determined for ourselves what really translates to success on an individual level o!
*I was planning on a short article so most will connect the dots and come to a reasonable conclusion for themselves*

Monday Motivational Moment.

Thinking of going back to school? Move forward with confidence!

What if it is too hard?

I am going to push through.

What if it is too rough?

I am going to push through.

What if it is too tough? 

I am going to push through.

What if I am just too young ?

That is not true!

What if I am not good enough ?

That is not true!

Why ?

Because I can do anything I put my mind to.

I believe in myself  **chins up**

I believe in myself **head high**

Why?

Because I push through anything I put my mind to.

The bizarrest School Love Story I have ever seen!

​The next French President is 39 years old. 

But that is not the news. 
He is married to a 64 year-old, that is still not the news. 

His wife was his class teacher 24 years ago…not still the news. 

His then class teacher had a daughter who was his class-mate…everybody including his parents thought this teacher’s daughter was his girlfriend…nope they were wrong. 

He fell in love with his class teacher when he was 15…she was “happily married” with 3 kids…now the “happily married” is relative in this context. 

At 17, he promised to marry her. She was at the time 42 years. 

They got married in 2007 with our man now 30…well she was almost 55. 

Next month he is going to be sworn-in as the President of France 6 months to his 40th birthday while his lovely wife who has 3 adult kids and 7 grandchildren (her first child is two years older than her husband while her second child, the former classmate/sweetheart is the same age as him). 

His name is Emmanuel Macron (39) and he is the next President of France.

List of Some Schools abroad that are relatively cheap or 100% Free. 

Dreaming of ever going to Europe to school? Not just schooling but all paid for and a great health care bonus, most of these schools are in Europe and most not all are totally or relatively cheap. 

This article will show you the list of some of those schools and a bit of logistics to put into consideration before attempting to pick a choice. 

The list of the schools are

1. Denmark

  • University of Copenhagen 
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Aurhus University 
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Southern Denmark

2. Estonia

  • Tallinn University 
  • Tallinn University of Technology 
  • University of Tartu 

3. Finland

  • University of Helsinki 
  • Abo Academy of University 
  • University of Turku
  • University of Tampere
  • University of Jyvaskyla 
  • University of Oulu
  • University of Vaasa
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • Aalto University 

4. Norway

  • University of Oslo
  • University of Bergen
  • Western Norway University of applied Science 
  • University of Tromso
  • University of Stavanger

5. Slovak Republic 

  • University of Economics in Bratislava ( Business Management )
  • University of Technology in Bratislava ( Civil Engineering ) 
  • Comenius University in Bratislava ( Mathematics and Physics )
  • University of performing Arts in Bratislava ( Music and Drama) 
  • Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava ( Architecture )

6. Slovenia 

  • University of Ljubljana 

7. Sweden

  • Lund University 
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Gothenburg

8. Turkey

  • Ankara University 
  • Istanbul University 
  • Istanbul Technical University 

Without much ado, the list has been compiled, yes, but before we proceed, maybe you might be having one in mind already. Wait a bit! Remember, the farther it is from Nigeria, the more expensive the journey will be and the higher the chance of gaining admission. Nonetheless, it is imperative for prospective students to weigh the cost first before embarking on such adventures.  Presently, in readers best interest, you might want to check out the Schools Address on google and learn more.  

Most schools mentioned above are Government owned institutions hence the low prices of tuition. Some schools over there are also specialty in a particular field so you might want to check your course of study before selection. 

Ponder over all these!  

Wish you the very best!
Writer : Kunle Aregbesola. 

Chibok Girls Issue… 3 Years and Counting. 

On the 20th of January 2012, I witness firsthand the horror of terrorism being perpetuated by boko haram.  I lost two friends in this attack by boko haram, was almost killed myself. They justified the killing of my two friends with the statement that they were Christians who preached western values and as such they are not wanted in Kano state. I grieved over their death for several months because I felt that they did not deserve to die.  Upon hearing the abduction of the 276 Chibok school girls and Shekau statement after the kidnap :”slavery is allowed in my religion, Allah instructed me to sell them and I will carry out his instruction “,it sent a chill down my spine and I couldn’t help but empathize with the parents of those girls.

Voltaire once said” those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”. I guess he is right because that is the only justifiable reason I can get for the abduction, killings and other inhumane activities being perpetuated  by boko haram. I can’t fathom any joy or gain there is in causing pain to other people, depriving them of basic necessities of life because they don’t adhere to your believes. Yet desperate but powerless after 3 years, still relying on a miracle this Chibok girls and their family deserve better. The young girls studying hard at school before their mass kidnapping has now become a symbol of our apparent weakness to protect the young lives. 

Tragically, news about the girls of Chibok has now become like hearsay or some farfetched theory and the harsh reality is that the girls, most with dreams of a university degree and careers, has vanished from the face of the earth as the world patiently waits. The treatment of the Chibok girls is among one of the worst horrors inflicted daily on children in conflict zones in a rising number of civil wars which are now at its highest level in 40years. It’s been three whole years and still their parents wake up each morning not knowing whether their daughters are alive or dead, married or single or violated as slaves. They surely deserve more than a forlorn of hope.

The government has done quite a lot within these 3years of the girls’ abduction, coupled with the rescue rehabilitation and reintegration of 80 out of 276 Chibok girls that are in boko haram captivity, but the government needs to do more to rescue the remaining girls still in captivity and president Muhammad Buhari needs to keep his promise as stated during his inauguration “The nation cannot claim to have defeated boko haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by the insurgent. The government will do all it can to rescue them alive”. We the citizens need to do more to pressurize the government to act and also pass the violence against persons prohibition bill (VAAP) that ensure the  prosecution of those responsible for sexual violence once captured.  

Guest Writer: Emmanuel Adewuyi.