Making a Case for Vocational Learning

Making a Case for Vocational Learning

You remember when you wrote the JAMB examination and you were under intense pressure to score above 200 so as to qualify for Post-Jamb exam into a Tertiary Institution. Remember WAEC; you needed to ace the core subjects including English and Mathematics while simultaneously avoiding an ‘F’ in your result so as […]

How relevant will Teachers be in 10 years time?

How relevant will Teachers be in 10 years time?

That’s a question with varying answers. But before addressing the question, a bit of background is necessary. Let’s back track to some not-too-distant past…When missionaries brought ‘education’ (quote intentional) to parts of the developing world, and the concept of a ‘teacher’ was that of a white man in khaki shorts, shirt and a […]

Educating Generation Next

Educating Generation Next

In a 2013 report by Daily Times Nigeria, the then Minister of Education; Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai; said that the capacity of tertiary institutions in the country was about 500,000. In that same year about 1.7 million candidates sat for exam into these tertiary institutions. This definitely means that about 1.2 million […]