In developed societies, we find the influence of the academic community in almost all aspects of life. Much of the basis for government policy, organizational decision making, investment considerations, research, and development all stem from work done in the universities.
If we so care to know, the beauty of our world is probably locked in the prudish imaginations of kiddies and we need to give them time and space to work it out in their own way. I kind of like to see the role of parenting as stewarding – keep the house clean and not move the furniture around.
It is very unfortunate that this is what life has been reduced to in our society, one of entitlements. People walk around with a bold statement on their foreheads: “Watchout! You owe me something”.
I arrived Lagos like an Israelite carrying the half baked dough into a determined exodus. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, particularly how I will react to the weather, coming from extreme conditions like we witnessed this year in the Northeast US.
The recent mandatory extension by nearly a month for the resumption of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria to enable the voters registration process, has sparked some ire within the circles of those who are advocates of better education in the country. But somehow such angst has not necessarily translated into an active debate on how the government remains very insensitive to some issues that impinge on a sense of good governance.
This video is to show how powerful illustrations are. I had previously heard this talk given by the famous Ken Robinson and applauded it. But when I saw RSA's rendition of it through illustrations it created a different impression on my mind. I now understand in more detail, aided by graphical concepts, what Ken was trying to… Continue reading THE POWER OF ILLUSTRATIONS
So what does the McKinsey report conclude on the success of the Finnish education system? According to Patrick Bassetts, three things are done by the Finnish. (1) Get the best teachers (2) Get the best out of these teachers (3) Step in aggressively when students start lagging behind.