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Why you should consider Civil Engineering

What interests you?Do you like tall buildings? I mean, huge skyscrapers.Are you fascinated by overhead bridges? Does the Third Mainland Bridge locatedin Lagos, Nigeria tickle your fancy?If yes, then I suspect that you have a passion for design, construction andmaintenance.If this is you, then permit

5 ways to fight sleep while reading

My first advice to anyone who falls asleep while reading is, ‘Oga, close that bookand go and sleep.’ However, I know that there are times when we need to powerthrough the sleepy feeling and study like our lives depend on it, especially becausesometimes, our lives

What is my history?

My formative years were between 1985 and 2005.  This coincides with some of the most remarkable periods in the recent Nigeria political history. Bloody military rule; the era when institutionalized corruption became endemic; the end of the military rule and the start of democracy in

Education and Social Media – making learning easier in the social media era.

‘Short attention span.’ This is one of the ways children of the 21st century havebeen described. It means that these children cannot maintain their focus for longperiods of time. There is even a neurodevelopmental condition referred to asAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—a disorder that explains whysome children

9 Rockstar Foundations fighting for African children’s rights.

African children represent the hope of the continent, and I say this with all theconfidence that I can muster. I am certain of this because, of the 1.3 billion peopleon the continent, 50% are young people and children below the age of 18. Sadly,most of

The impact of the absence of history in the Nigerian curriculum

Spanish writer and philosopher, George Santayana, is attributed with the quote,“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Sadly, this isthe case for our country, Nigeria. We have made so many mistakes, over, and over,and over again, all because of our utter

Must we all be Doctors?

I spent the better part of last week interviewing kids in my neighborhood. Thesekids were between the ages of 4 and 9 and my major question to them was: ‘Whatwould you like to be in future?’ Of the 14 kids that I asked, 10 said

Blended learning – the way forward

Blended learning is the future. You don’t agree? Well, hear me out. As you know, traditional learning methods; that is, the brick-and-mortar learning system where students are made to learn in schools, have their advantages. These advantages are detailed in the article ‘Homeschooling: Why and

7 Sure ways to remember what we read.

Learners all over the world have struggled to remember what they studied for time immemorial. Whether it is studying for a test, quiz, presentation, or even an informal cause, remembering what you’ve studied is a sure way of blowing away your competition or getting top

Why you should consider Civil Engineering

What interests you?Do you like tall buildings? I mean, huge skyscrapers.Are you fascinated by overhead bridges? Does the Third Mainland Bridge locatedin Lagos, Nigeria tickle

5 ways to fight sleep while reading

My first advice to anyone who falls asleep while reading is, ‘Oga, close that bookand go and sleep.’ However, I know that there are times

What is my history?

My formative years were between 1985 and 2005.  This coincides with some of the most remarkable periods in the recent Nigeria political history. Bloody military

Must we all be Doctors?

I spent the better part of last week interviewing kids in my neighborhood. Thesekids were between the ages of 4 and 9 and my major

Blended learning – the way forward

Blended learning is the future. You don’t agree? Well, hear me out. As you know, traditional learning methods; that is, the brick-and-mortar learning system where

7 Sure ways to remember what we read.

Learners all over the world have struggled to remember what they studied for time immemorial. Whether it is studying for a test, quiz, presentation, or