Category: Education

  • DISCIPLINE: THE AFRICAN REPRIMAND SYSTEM OR THE WESTERN APPROACH

    Growing up, I wasn’t the most docile chap to be around. I wouldn’t say I was a troublemaker, but I did have a penchant for overstepping my boundaries. I could trust that when this happens, there’s always the scolding and the spanking to set me straight. At first, I learnt to take notice of the […]

  • BUILDING A POSITVE COMMUNICATING GENERATION

    “… But whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”                                                                                                             … Matthew 5:22c Communication is one of the founding pillars of any relationship. It could make or mar any relationship; it can also build or destroy a child before they become their own individual and be self-aware of their own […]

  • PROTECTING THE GIRL-CHILD: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

    Female Genital Mutilation in the most simplistic term is the cutting or removal of some or the whole of the external female genitalia either for cultural reasons or non-medical reasons. It can be described as a sort of female circumcision as well. A disturbing practice quite rampant in Africa, the Middle East, and some European […]

  • MORAL SUASION: A KEY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR KIDS

    I had just concluded my second year in the secondary school and I was among the top five students in my class but wasn’t the best in the class. I was reasonably sad and disappointed because I felt I let down my dad’s expectation of me. My dad engaged me on my performance and told […]

  • KIDS AND ENTROPY

    … Building the confidence of kids Entropy can be simply described as lack of order or predictability in thermal energy. No single scientific word can succinctly describe the energy level of kids as they grow up. One of the greatest wonder of life is the process of growing up, and nothing fully describes this wonderful […]

  • KIDS, SEX AND THE 21ST CENTURY

    My eyes contorted with shock as I read the inane comments of a clearly disturbed individual sexualizing the picture of a girl who can’t be more than five years on social media. I felt nothing but pity for the naïve young girl who looked nothing but happy and innocent in the picture. I was enraged […]

  • TRAVAILS OF THE GIRL-CHILD: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY.

    TRAVAILS OF THE GIRL-CHILD: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY.

    I could hardly stop laughing as the dialogue and images from the movie ‘The Dictator’ cracked me up non-stop. The post- credit scenes were no less hilarious than the feature length movie and I was laughing hysterically. A particular dialogue however caught my attention and long after the images of the movie filtered out, I […]

  • CHILD CARE IN AFRICA – AN INSIGHT AT CHILD NANNIES: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY ( Part 1)

    CHILD CARE IN AFRICA – AN INSIGHT AT CHILD NANNIES: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY ( Part 1)

    A quick review of Children acting as informal helps to families…

  • FEBRUARY: STRUNG BY EDUCATION….

    BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY THROUGH EDUCATION Education in all different forms is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. It has an uplifting effect on other aspects of society that may seem totally unrelated, such as girls’ education lowering the number of prenatal deaths. The relationship between poverty and education is complex, but we […]