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June 20, 2018

Admission Into Our Institutions of Higher Learning Today

[The Misery Of The Candidates] Today, the modern man is beginning to see formal education as a desideratum to live a well-organised and improved life. He is now appreciating the concept and value of modern education. As a result, our various institutions of higher learning experience a very large number of candidates coming and struggling to buy aptitude test form, POST UTME form, Direct Entry form whatsoever. The misconducts, anomalies associated with the whole process are alarming, heart-rending and frustrating. Institution means a large important organisation that has a particular purpose, for example, a university, polytechnic, whatsoever. Admission is the…

Discrimination against polytechnics (1)

–        Strange paradox ANUMATA STANLEY – Education is said to be a social heritage which everybody yearns to have, irrespective of capabilities, family background and availability of funds etc.  In Nigeria, formal education starts from pre-primary through primary, secondary and then tertiary.  At these levels government has different programmes, policies, goals and objectives which must be attained.  The important thing about this is that they must reflect national goals/objectives and also solve societal problems. In life not everybody is fortunate to go through all the levels of education.   Some did not have the opportunity to attend school at all; others…

Owerri Catechetical College begins admission of fresh candidates

– Director appeals to parishes, sodalities to sponsor candidates Parishes and sodalities have been advised to sponsor candidates to the St. Augustine’s Catechetical College Owerri. The Director of the college, Rev. Fr. Dr. Alex Okoro made the appeal in an interview with THE LEADER.  The college runs a two-year programme leading to a Diploma in Catechesis. The Director explained that the college forms and trains catechizers who are expected to be teachers of the faith in their parishes and sodalities, adding that training of catechizers has become even more necessary especially in this year of faith and in the light…

Mr. Chucks Obiodu: DRIVEN BY PASSION

With a passion for business and a determination to be a haulage contractor just like his father, young Chucks Obiodu went to school knowing exactly what he wanted to do for a living. When life wanted to take him down a different path, he quickly made a U –turn and returned to his dream. Although his older siblings took up jobs in mining, telecommunications, teaching and health sectors, Chucks, the last of five children, preferred to stick with his father. Even so, the young Chucks did not choose his dad so he could work for him or inherit the business…