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Has internet replaced the brain of students?

Has internet replaced the brain of students?

Over dependence on the internet: Speaking on the overdependence of students on the internet, a lecturer at the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, FUNAI , Ebonyi State , Prof. Ameh Dennis Akoh said that students void the essence of the internet by using it to cut corners by accessing quick information without necessarily dissecting books. He also frowned at students who surf the net without vetti... »

Student Corner: Cellular Agriculture, The 21st Century Farming

Student Corner: Cellular Agriculture, The 21st Century Farming

Cellular Agriculture: The 21st Century Farming       “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium” – Winston Churchill, 1931. There is no better way I can think of to introduce this piece than with Winston’s famous quote. Even though it was more political than technological, it has been the ba... »

Student Unionism In Nigeria – The Pains And Gains

Student Unionism In Nigeria – The Pains And Gains

With the recent shut down of some universities in Nigeria due to students’ riots and protests, it is expedient we re-examine the effects of student unionism in schools and whether it is really worth the while. I must confess I have read numerous write ups and opinions on the above topic. I am Olushinaola Taiwo and unusually, I will not be doing this alone. I have the complement of two intelligent ... »

Checkout Top 10 Most Expensive Secondary Schools In Nigeria

Checkout Top 10 Most Expensive Secondary Schools In Nigeria

“If education is expensive, try ignorance,” is a quote that is supposed to discourage people from grumbling at the amount a few schools charge to formally educate children. But how much is too much? We can agree that the educational standard in Nigeria is pretty poor, and due to this, various private schools are springing up, promising international-standard education. The only caveat ... »

3 Keys to Turning Down a Job Offer Without Burning Bridges

3 Keys to Turning Down a Job Offer Without Burning Bridges

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially when “breaking up” means declining a job offer that you’ve worked really hard to get. You know who it’s even harder on? The recruiter. I can still feel that rush of anxiety I felt every time someone I was really excited about turned me down. That being said, sometimes after receiving that exciting phone call, it becomes clear that it’s just not right for you. ... »

MUST READ: 6 English Words With Nigerian Origins

MUST READ: 6 English Words With Nigerian Origins

English language is known for borrowing from other languages and every word (like everything else) has an origin. The word “Makurdi,” for example, comes with a story. When our colonial masters first visited the area now called Makurdi, they wanted to meet the person that was in-charge. And the locals kept referring to a rich merchant, whom they called mai-kudi, which translates to ‘owner of money’... »

4 Simple Ways You Can Be More Productive At Work

4 Simple Ways You Can Be More Productive At Work

It would be unrealistic to say that we are all capable of marching into our jobs with a huge smile on our faces, eager and enthusiastic about tackling our tasks. If you claim that you are able to do this daily, there’s a good chance that everyone in your office probably secretly hates you. The truth is, we all have those work days where we feel unmotivated, lazy, distracted, or all of the above. H... »

5 Fearlessly Beautiful Ways To Stop Doubting Yourself

5 Fearlessly Beautiful Ways To Stop Doubting Yourself

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” This quote resonated with me, as I happened to come across it on my Twitter feed. Self-doubters like myself will be able to relate to the consistent internal battle that it refers to. Even when we know the answer to something, we are afraid to speak up. We constantly second-guess our actions, and make ourselves crazy as a result. Finally, the worst... »