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*

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Saying YES to life and Stamping a NO on cultism 

So I was coming back from one of my trips last week. When we got to airport area, we were alarmed to see a young man lying on the floor lifeless with blood beginning to clot on his ear area. No body could really touch his remains. It was while showing fellow human feelings that we got to know that he had just been a victim of a Cultist HIT. It was saddening. He was a young man probably about to start his life in a way. Killed just like that in broad daylight. 

On getting to town proper, I got to know that similar killings had been happening over the last week. Young boys killing each other all in the name of CULTISM. 

This brings me to our words of wisdom for the day. It read 

” He that is walking with the wise one will become wise but he that is walking with stupid ones will fare badly”

How sad that those killed recently fared so badly that they lost their lives, they lost a future, dreams and a lot other things! 

Cultism is really not a good thing, say NO to it and say YES to life. 



What do you think?

What do you think of these words of wisdom ? Does this relate to another idea of education being the best gift a parent can give his or her children? How should knowing this affect your view of education? Can this be a food for thought to those who reason that educating oneself is a waste of time ?

Please do well to share what you think of this week’s Wednesday word of wisdom.