Human Beings are much the same

Kartong: I was at Kartong last week. Kartong is a rural settlement that lies near The Gambia’s international border with Senegal. Kartong is a very strategic multi-ethnic village, comprising Mandikans, Jolas, Kronikas, Balantans, and so on, and is about only 60 km from Banjul, The Gambia’s capital city. A boy...Read more

Fleeting Little Life!

Each time a person dies, I’m reminded how quickly life ends, how easy it is to die – so fast, and how weak man is. I’m reminded it is a vain business to brag or boil over dust – the frail casing of mortality we live in. A snap, or...Read more

Convergence of erudition: a revolution in learning

Export of Knowledge Every time invitation comes for an academic to speak at an academic or related event, the forces of cooperative learning are being engaged. Invitations are flying around the globe every day and many are seizing such speakership opportunities to teach others what they need to know about...Read more

Stress Management Tips

Stress = Drain Have you ever felt physically or emotionally drained? That is what health authorities call stress. Stress is any mental, emotional, or physical strain that may threaten the health of the body or may have an adverse effect on the body’s functioning. A lot of things can get...Read more

The problem with JAMB and Post-UTME

The yearly ‘ritual’ Every year, there is an admission ‘rat race‘ in Nigeria. Candidates press for a place on the admission list of tertiary institutions. JAMB Examination The journey begins with an examination – an ‘all-mighty’, examination that (potentially) grants candidates a window of opportunity to secure an admission. This...Read more

The many faces of illiteracy

What will become of her? The other day, I had a session with a student. This student is enrolled in a programme in one of our nation’s higher institutions. She is an indigent student – destitute of some basic necessities of life. In fact, she was living with an abusive...Read more

The agony of being a lecturer

Primary Concern A lecturer’s primary concerns are teaching, doing research, and engaging community service. As a matter of fact, his essence and career progression are built around them. And that is exactly what universities and other tertiary institutions exist for. Ability & Willingness to Learn Learners are taught and mentored...Read more

The rising tide of intellectual property (IP) theft

They are all around us! A lot of intellectual property is churned out on a daily basis around the world. Scholars, researchers, and talented individuals turn out volumes of materials or works believed to be original in nature and essence. The products of these special, passionate creations of the human...Read more