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The Need for A Bold Vision In Nigerian STEM Education, By Adetola Salau

" is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that " — President Barack Obama, March 23,…
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Why Sanitation Is Tied To Driving Development In Nigeria, By Adetola Salau

Sanitation is instrumental in boosting the economic development of a country by affording the means for a healthy workforce, while slashing the demand on public health services. UNICEF declares that if everyone in the world had access to running water and sanitation amenities, the drop-in diarrhoea would save the health…
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The Changing Nature of Work — It’s Gigs, Not Jobs In the 21st Century, By Adetola Salau

This news is welcome to a lot of people who desire to be free from being fixed in an office space, and the new frontier of freelancing offers a lot. It is scary for some people also, as their safety nets have been their regular jobs. The key thing is…
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Nigeria and the Quest for Comprehensive Literacy: The STEM Solution, By Adetola Salau

There is a need to increase literacy to accomplish the aim of a holistic education for Nigerian children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and the real world. This is where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education…
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Africa’s Growing Youth Population – Its True Treasure, By Adetola Salau

By 2030, 20 per cent of the world’s population will be This size means that the African workforce has the ability to drive global growth for decades. In order to do this, Africans must execute the necessary restructuring today. We must help position our youth for achieving this feat. I…
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Social Changemakers: Revamping the West African Narrative, By Adetola Salau

What made this weekend memorable was meeting people from various sectors who refuse to buy into despair and have decided to change the story about Africa. “Some of the world's biggest challenges can be solved by some of the world's most marginalised communities themselves. The moment you inject information, education,…
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Training the Trainers the Right Way, By Adetola Salau

Are teachers trained with the capacity to raise decent human beings, as requested of them? “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ― Phil Collins Suddenly, there is a plethora of teacher training programmes. Yes, the training of teachers has become fashionable! Imagine that! (As we…
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Life Long Learning and the Changing Face of Education, By Adetola Salau

In the 21st century, it is standard fare for people to switch careers several times, experience sectors being revolutionised and having no choice but to develop extra skills as a result of all of these shifts. The sort of careers folks are in at the age of 30 is most…
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The Necessity of Mentoring for Future-Readiness, By Adetola Salau

Professional independence is a myth, as no one succeeds on their own. The belief that hard working and deserving people yank themselves up by their boot straps, muddles how people really get ahead — with the help of others. Creating internship programmes that pair our students with mentors would aid…
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