Showing posts with label ACADEMICS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ACADEMICS. Show all posts

Nov 4, 2017

Founder of Naijaloaded posted thousands of dollars he earn from Opera Mini Browser


Makinde Abdulazeez, Founder and Lead blogger of the most popular website in Nigeria, Naijaloaded.com took to us his Instagram handle to share an Instagram story where he made mention of whooping sum of $19.741 he recently earned from Opera Mini browser.  Commenting on the  development, he claimed this is a welcome initiative from the browser and he's looking forward for more surprised mails and calls.



Lastly, the founder said blogging will become one of the world most profitable hobbies you can earn from even more than "Yahoo Yahoo".

Image source: @Mankind_naijaloaded (Instagram)

Sep 20, 2017

Kwasu Graduate to fill Mobilization form for NYSC Batch "B" 2017


As circulated on the Social media is an update for the Graduate Student of the 5th convocation ceremony at Kwara State University, Malete that they are hereby informed to report to the Office of the Dean Student Affairs Unit for the submission of their Jamb admission letter and hostel payment or exemption payment to obtain their mobilization form for batch B 2017.

They are advised to strictly adhere by this information and attend to it with utmost priority as the form are very few in numbers and can not be filled in proxy.

Get in here yourself and get ready for National Youth Service Corps 2017.

Kolapo Imam

Sep 6, 2017

Kwasu Student Union Election Time Table 2017


Greatest Gbagba!
Greatest GboGbo!!
Greatest Kwasite!!!

This begins the enchantments of Nigerian student union leaders and/or 'comrades' as they are referred to. Well, since I was in primary school, I've been hearing the statements and I have used them too. Unfortunately, I don't know how, where and when it all started. Worse still, I don't have a clue what the statement mean.

I'd love to know what the statements mean. I also want to know how, where and  when the phrases where first used. Finally, who are the people who first used them?

Jekayinoluwa Olabemiwo ~ J-k

The GbaGba GboGbo is about to get real as the Time Table for the first ever Student Union Government Election of Kwara State University, is finally out!!
Contained in the Election Time Table is the form sales date as well as deadlines and other programmes.

Below is an outline of the Time Table;

Send a WhatsApp message to 08089706175 for the PDF file.

Sep 5, 2017

Ripe Foundation Set to Deliver Free Delivery Kits


Maternal mortality is said to be one of the highly recorded health issues for pregnant women in most rural areas across the world. A woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria is 1 in 13. Although many of these deaths are preventable, the coverage and quality of health care services in Nigeria continue to fail women and children. As a result, Ripe foundation is set to engage in a nationwide distribution of Super Delivery Kits to rural areas in other to prevent and reduce the rate of maternal mortality, the first set of Delivery Kits will be available in few weeks. World Health Organization (WHO) research indicates that pre-assembled, clean delivery kits with instructions for use could be a vital component in the reduction of neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity due to cord infection, tetanus, and puerperal sepsis. Ripe foundation also promises to recruit passionate Student Ambassadors to partner with them and become change makers in their respective communities.

More information about the Super Delivery Kit can be accessed from their Facebook page :Super Delivery Kit.

Apr 13, 2017

8 Steps to Preparing Adequately for JAMB

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I have never seen anyone perform outstandingly in JAMB or in any other thing worthwhile without putting together these three things apart from those that engage in examination malpractice which is something that is usually regretted in a thousand and one ways in the future.
Let us discuss eight straight-forward steps you can take to prepare yourself for JAMB. As easy to mention as these steps are, I must say that the simplicity ends there, in practice, they are actually difficult but are very practical steps that every outstanding student I’ve ever met practiced in their own way to overcome JAMB in their time.

Step 1: Ensure you know the JAMB score you need and decide on the score you want.

You must make sure you find out the average score you need in JAMB with your subject combination to nail your desired course in the institution you want.



This average score can be deduced from the minimum normal cut-off mark for JAMB that will qualify for post-UTME for that course and in the institution as well as the previous cut-off marks set by the institution that will qualify you for admission by merit. As you read this now, make your research and write that average score down. This will help you know the minimum mark you should work towards.
How to Prepare for JAMB
After you must have done that, the next thing is to decide on the score you want. The score you want should be different from what you need, actually it should be higher. The problem of many students is that they don’t even know the score they need talk less of the score they should want to work towards while preparing for JAMB.
These students after writing JAMB then begin to make this research after which they now start praying to God to give them that score. God does not bless those kinds of efforts. Some students still do not even find out the needed score or cut-off mark until their result is out. I understand that sometimes JAMB and various schools change their cut-off marks sometimes depending on the general performance of students but you can always make a safe assumption to work with from previous cut-off marks.
Setting a higher target is a principle in line with the saying that says “you should shoot for the stars, for you never know, you may land on the moon”. When you set a high and reasonable target – what I mean by reasonable is achievable; some students set targets of ‘398’ which is quite unreasonable – you’ll most likely get something very close to it, if not exactly.
A target above 300 is high enough to spur you to action. Once you have fixed your target score, distribute it to your four subjects according to your strengths. For instance:

My target score for JAMB: 315
Use of English: 75
Mathematics: 80
Physics: 85



Chemistry: 75
How to Prepare for JAMB

Step 2: Create a study plan and reading time table.

It is one thing to set a target and it’s another thing to map out a plan to implement and reach it. I will get ‘315’ in JAMB is easier said than done. A study plan is therefore an organized schedule that a student creates that outlines study time and learning goals. Creating a study plan and a reading time table not only helps you become more organized, but it holds you accountable for your own learning outcomes and the achievement of your goal or target.
Every student will develop a different study plan; there is no correct study plan for everyone. When creating your personalized study plan, you will need to do some self-evaluation of your current schedule and time management. Find days when you have fewer personal commitments when you can squeeze more study time – while doing this, remember that you need to put in as much time as you desire to see results).
Remember, each student studies differently, so the amount of time you need to study will differ from the time others devote to studying. Also, some students find that studying at night or at early hours of the morning is better for them than during the day. Work according to your system.
Determine why you are studying – which in this case is to reach a JAMB score target – and develop a plan that can help you achieve your goal. Take into consideration previous performances (that is if you have written JAMB before) and how you prepared in those occasions. You need to also anticipate subjects that will take more time to prepare for than the others.
Lastly, create a study plan that is reasonable. Although you must set aside enough time in your schedule dedicated to your studies, blocking off five hours with no break will set you up for failure. You can spend less time studying if you do it correctly. For a detailed look at how to make a personalized study plan, explore the step-by-step instructions below.



Three steps to create your study plan:

1. Create a time chart of your current activities – Creating a time chart will allow you to see how you spend your time from day to day. Take notes about your daily activities. Record things like when you wake up, sleep, do chores, work, go out and if you’re in school, how much time you spend in school daily.
Once you have done this, check for free time available for studying and it should be up to at least three hours especially as JAMB is fast approaching, if not you will need to re-organize your daily activities and create more time for studying.
2. Develop a schedule and reading time table – Now that you have determined available days and times for studying, the next thing is to develop a schedule. It is best to have a schedule written down so you won’t forget it. Seeing it written down can make it seem more important.
You need to know subjects that will require more time to study, especially if they are your weak points. Your schedule and reading time table will highly depend on the amount of time you have left. If you are reading this and you have maybe three months left, then maybe you will need to put in more than five hours daily for work. Please be sincere to yourself here and put in as much time as is necessary.
One hour a day is simply self-deceit and will lead you nowhere. Let your plan be very definite; for example, if you have 30 chapters of a textbook to study and 15 years of past questions to tackle and you need to finish it in a month, then you may need to read a chapter a day and solve 1 year of past questions every two days. Remember to have breaks in between long hours of study in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed.
3. Stick to your study plan – A study plan works best if it is followed on a consistent basis. Some days may not go according to plan but it should always be for reasons beyond your control. Otherwise, you need to be disciplined enough to remember that your future and the future of others depending on you or that will depend on you in the future are at stake.
So, stick to your plan. You can use incentives such as eating after you’ve been able to read for three hours without getting up from your chair. You may also need to deprive yourself of some sleep at night because you can easily regain lost sleep after JAMB.
Lastly, some students find it helpful to find a study partner. Studying with a friend also preparing for JAMB allows for collaboration and discussion. When creating your study plan, check with other friends to determine if you can coordinate study sessions. However, if you tend to socialize more than study when you are around others, stick to an independent study plan. If you do choose to study with a partner, choose someone with whom you are likely to stay on task.



Step 3: Start your reading now.

If you’re in SS 1 or 2 and you are reading this article now, then I must say that you are very fortunate. It is very advisable that you create a plan, even if it is thirty minutes daily for JAMB and start as soon as possible, if you do, you will be smiling when others are breaking their heads trying to prepare months to the exam.
If you are months away from the exam, it does not matter much because you still have a great chance; but you must begin now to study with a working plan as I have described in step two. If you have just few weeks left, then what you need to do is to start this very moment to focus on going through as many credible past questions as you can, you still have a good chance.

Step 4: Go through at least ten recent years of past questions to get patterns.

To study effectively, you need to know the patterns used by JAMB to set questions. First and foremost, we all know that JAMB questions are usually objective and the way you read for objective type questions is not the same way you read for theory or subjective type.
Even though it’s easier to prepare for objective than the others because you can always easily infer the answer from the given options, you still need to know the common patterns they use to set their questions. For instance, if for the past ten or so years, they have set more of questions involving calculation than theory in a subject like Physics or Chemistry, this will give you a clue as to where more of your focus should be.

Step 5: Use exam focus textbooks to study according to the syllabus.

How to Prepare for JAMB

This step is also very important to take note of because so many students study haphazardly. They give excuses such as: “JAMB syllabus is just too big, I’m sure they set everything”, but that’s a big lie. Every exam has a focus; there are always things the examiners expect and assume that if you know, then you must know some other things related to it. For instance, if you know how to cook stew, then you must at least know what tomatoes, pepper and other such ingredients are.



An examiner then just needs to ask you to describe how stew is cooked and he has asked a number of questions together in one. After all, it’s just fifty questions they set apart from in English. Using exam focus textbooks – there are a lot of good ones – study with your results from the research on the patterns they have used in past questions according to their syllabus. That is the rule in one sentence.

Step 6: Solve at least twenty years of past questions yourself at least twice.

Of course, this will require time but if you can do this after studying according their syllabus even more than twice, you will not regret it. Remember, as I have said earlier, your study plan all depends on how much time you have left to the examination day and how much time you are willing to give on each of those remaining days to adequate study. JAMB has been conducting this examination since the 1970s and they have surely run out of questions; all they can do is to keep rearranging past questions to make them look new.
The problem with a lot of candidates is that they study about five recent years of past questions and they are satisfied. You hold the key to success in your own hands. Use a credible JAMB Q & A for this, but do not depend solely on the answers given by the authors of the Q & A, still do your research using your textbooks on the questions you are not sure for yourself about.

Step 7: Practice at least one time test daily two weeks to the exam.

What I mean by a time test is a similar test to JAMB in which you will give yourself the amount of time JAMB usually gives or less if you want to work on your speed. At least two weeks to the exam – if possible more than that – begin practicing these time tests after which you will mark yourself or ask someone around to help you do that. This is where a credible and original Q & A will be helpful. This will help you work on speed before the real exam situation.
Pick a previous year and solve the past questions for that year for your four subject combination (or you can mix different years) according to a time limit similar to the three and half hours JAMB usually gives. It should be preferably years you have not gone through in step 6.
You should be disciplined enough not to look at the answers while solving them and if you will be tempted, maybe you should the past questions JAMB normally gives in soft copy that has not been solved. Of course, you should know that it is self-deceit to copy the already solved answers.

Step 8: Write the exam in your mind at least on three occasions before the exam.

How to Prepare for JAMB

Many people usually do not like this kind of steps especially if they are very practical people. But playing the scene of the exam in your mind, seeing yourself going into the exam center confident and well-prepared as well as seeing yourself coming out happy and satisfied with how well you answered the questions helps you develop confidence and deal with tension as the exams approach.
On each occasion you do this, the best way to is to find a quiet place, preferably a place you stay in a lying position without sleeping of, close your eyes and begin to act the whole experience the way you want it to happen on the exam day from entering the exam center to collecting the papers, writing the exams and leaving the center after the exams. Play it in your mind until you begin to feel and believe the success in reality. This is a universal principle called the Law of Attraction.

Additional Tips:

1. Prepare very adequately for the Use of English paper.

The Use of English paper is one paper that you can finish in the shortest possible time and that is not the only advantage. Another reason you should get very much ready for Use of English is that JAMB uses it to bring students down by setting tricky questions. Use of English is very simple and is an easy and fast place to bag good marks if you know what you are doing but you need to prepare adequately for it and master its rules. A good textbook for it is the New Oxford Secondary English Course.

2. Learn to read primarily to learn and acquire knowledge.

Reading just to pass an examination and get a good score is one of the greatest killers of the potential of students. Even though wanting to pass JAMB and score high so that you gain admission into the university is a good goal, it is not a good enough reason to read especially if you want to maximize your potential.
When you read with the primary aim of learning something new and acquiring new knowledge, you will discover that you will develop more interest in what you are reading and ‘interest’ is one of the things that strengthen the chemical links and bonds between the neural traces of that subject in your brain. Memories are just neural traces in the brain that get stronger and become easier to remember with application of interest, strong emotion, repetition and revision.

3. Do not leave God out of your planning and preparations.

I am adding this additional tip on the basis of my faith and I strongly believe that it is one of the keys to true success because only the manufacturer of a product knows the capabilities of that product and remains the best person to tell you how to make the best use of that product. God made your brain and memory and trusting in Him to give you the strength and wisdom to apply His time-tested principles for true and lasting success will help you maximize His potential in you.

Mar 23, 2017

#ROC Meet Dami Drey - A Rapper


BACKGROUND
My name is Olaiya damilola Sunday, but some people call me Macosa, and I'm popularly known as Dami Drey (elemosho). I hail from Kwara State and am from a good Christian family too, though things are not that okay financially but we keep on thanking Jehovah. I grew up in Ikotun Egbe until 2005 when we moved to Sango Ota out of my Landlord frustration.

WHY DID YOU CHOSE RAP?
Rap for me is a talent and calling at the same time. I used to listen lots of Olamide tracks and it really influenced my choice too. But back then I choose English rapping, but because the music market started evolving and I had to switch between Yoruba and Pidgin English, or more of slangs.

ANY CHALLENGES?
The first challenge I had has to do with promotion and finance, being an unsigned Upcoming Act I have to record and promote all of my works single handedly. Also, I will say the way DJs treat Artist isn't okay by me, likewise Organizers and the lack of Compensation not even a Table water, that has been a great blow to my passion cos hey are not encouraging, but I'm coping sha.

WHAT ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS?
I see other rappers, the likes of Olamide, 2 Face, Oladips, Lil Wayne as my inspiration, not even weed, drugs or similar things. Because my friends used to ask me to take such for inspiration which I detest.


HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY AWARDS
Yes, I recently won Trendy Mates "Rookie of the Year" through the support of my Fans. I got nominated for 3 different award categories at my department (MACOSA). While, my very first stage performance in Kwasu was proudly supported by Gtcr8 where I emerged the best Rapper alongside Nizzy Dee.


HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN WALE TURNER DROPPED A COMMENT?
It was a moment of light up for me, I recently dropped a new track where I did a cover of Wale Turner's NO. at release I posted it on my Instagram and comments have been rolling in, including "Nice one Bro! I heard it keep it up!!" Although that's not the first time I have received a comment from a Celebrity, including Femi Adebayo, Oladips was just happy that they all noticed my striving.

You can DOWNLOAD ( NO, Wale Turner Cover) here.

YOUR ADVICE FOR OTHER ARTIST
Lemme not address others like I'm there already. But I will say this, "Just believe in yourself, push harder and never underrate anyone" We'll all gonna reach the top.

Click HERE to download

Mar 7, 2017

Is social Media a great distractions to the Nigerian students ?

Social media is rapidly becoming a major routine in our day-to-day activities, it consumes our time and for most youths, their lives just revolves around it. There are however many social media networks available to us these days such as Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and addiction to these social media platforms are growing by the day. Even adults are becoming victims of this so called “addiction”. The question now is how can we curb the amount of time we dedicate to social media, especially when it’s not for a good cause and doesn’t put money in your pocket.  


1. REFLECT & REVIEW; Now, think back to few years ago before the advent of Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter and the likes. Reflect on what used to occupy your time before and start doing it again (obviously, positive things). For example, I used to read novels a lot before but these days I have realized that I don’t read anymore and that’s because I am always on my phone looking at what people are doing with their lives instead of making mine better.




2. PRIORITIZE; no one is saying stay away from your phone or don’t be on any social media platform, you just need to prioritize and know what comes first. We can all attest to the fact that social media makes us procrastinate a lot. When you tell yourself “let me quickly load this snap and do amebo”, before you know it, you are on the phone with your friend, talking about what you saw on someone’s snapchat or instagram page and boom! three hours gone.




  1. 3. REWARD YOURSELF; let the time you spend on social media be a rewarding factor. Let’s say, you’ve just concluded a deadline or achieved something great that day, reward yourself by hanging out on social media.
  2. 4. PRODUCTIVITY: Life has a beautiful way of balancing things out. A strong positive can be drawn from almost anything we perceive to be negative and vice versa. I am not saying social media is negative, but then it can be if we don’t use it responsibly. The trick is to remember that Social media can be used for a world of good; I can’t even start listing half here! Whatever you do, make sure you engage in a positive endeavor. Social media is such a powerful tool that many have earned a mouth-watering income by engaging productively on these platforms that many simply fail to see the hidden potentials of.





CampusTrybe Team

Mar 4, 2017

UNILORIN to search students in Native wears to curb exam malpractice

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The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is set to subject students of the institution wearing native outfits to examination hall to close scrutiny in order to curb exam malpractice.
Dada Obafemi, the Registrar of the university, revealed this on Thursday that this process is necessary in order to avoid doubt and integrity. The students will be thoroughly screened before entering the examination venues.
Obafemi said: “Please note that while caps are allowed into the examination halls, they will be thoroughly checked. All Deans are requested to take note of the above for due compliance by their staff and students, who are involved in examinations as the University is set for the Harmattan Semester Examinations for 2016/2017 Academic Session.”
He added that this step was necessary because the school management received a notice that students wearing native outfits to examination hall uses it as an opportunity to cheat.
He said, “It has come to the notice of authority that students wearing some attires, including native dresses to the examination venues will require close scrutiny.”

Feb 17, 2017

UNIOSUN Re-open students portal

The Senate of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has approved that the registration portal be opened for use on Friday 17 February and be closed by Friday 24 February, 2017.

You are advised to conclude your registration, including payment of late registration charge within this period. These are simple rules that apply in all civilized climes.

For the avoidance of doubts, NO unregistered student will be allowed to write examinations.
Such students are advised to stay clear of examination centres. 


Feb 16, 2017

3 FUTminna student arrested after protest

The Nigeria Police Force, Niger state command has announced the arrest of three persons in connection with the protest by students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna over the death of their colleague on a football field.

It would be recalled that the late student, said to be at 300 level slumped on a field Wednesday and was rushed to the university’s clinic where he was pronounced dead .
Not happy with the pronouncement, the students embarked on demonstration from the clinic. According to them, the deceased was not treated on arrival, only to be informed of his death.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger command, DSP Bala Elkalla, said that the rampaging students burned part of the University clinic and destroyed the official car of Dean student affairs.
He said that the fire service along with police and university security personnel’s succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to other buildings.
Reacting, a lecturer at the university said the student died before being brought to the clinic.
“He died before coming to the university clinic; it’s not that he was not attended to, he died before arrival. ”
“The students have no reason to embark on senseless demonstration; we all come from God and to Him we shall all return,” he said. (NAN)


Federal Polytechnic Nekede Alumni Association Donates N1 Million To Institution

The National Alumni Association of Federal Polytechnic Nekede has donated the sum of One million naira to the institution for the founders’ day celebration and the photo laboratory entrepreneurship project.
The donation was announced when members of the association paid a visit to the management of the institution.
Speaking during the visit, the president of the association, Eng. Dr. Ben Iheakam, told the management that they are in the school for interaction that helps them to fashion out ways to help the school financially and morally.
He praised the Njoku led administration for creating enabling environment for progress in the school.
Dr. Iheakam reiterated their desire to continue in the quest to place the school among the best polytechnic in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
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He said the alumni have decide to place the welfare of the school first and continue in those things that they have put in place to make the school a grand citadel of learning which include founders day/ carnival, prices for the best students in their various departments, entrepreneurship development etc.
The alumni president informed the management that the donation of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000.00) is for the founders’ day celebration and another five hundred thousand naira for photo laboratory entrepreneurship.

Feb 2, 2017

Engineering Students produced Solar powered car


Mechanical engineering students of the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, have produced a solar powered car.
Head of the Department, Prof. Ore Olugbode, said the solar powered car was constructed by some 500 level students as their final year project. Prof. Olugbode, who was also the lead supervisor of the project, said that harnessing solar to power will drastically eliminate the problem of air pollution and other related problems caused by gas released into the air by cars, especially the destruction of the ozone layer.

Jan 31, 2017

Nigerian student cries out for help as Trump bans Muslims

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A Nigerian student at Johns Hopkins University, Dr Hanatu Dantata, has cried out over ‘Donald Trump’s Muslim ban’.
Dr Hanatu Dantata, who is currently studying for an MBA at the University, vowed to exit the country, following the US travel restrictions on people from 7 Muslim-majority countries which the U.S president, Donald Trump said it is a way to prevent the “horrible mess” happening all over Europe.
The student in her note, pleaded for an immigration attorney to help her navigate through these immigration storms to complete her studies and exit the United States with her two kids.
Families of Muslim students who are currently studying in US are anxiously awaiting what comes next with the Trump’s new order.
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