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SCHOOLING OR EDUCATION, WHICH WAY?

Good morning, I want to go against norms if allowed and I will sound controversial.
INTRODUCTION: Is there no difference between school and education, I found out many go to school but are never educated. Many of the theory we read in school books the writers never had opportunity to attend a school can we say they are not educated?
Many inventor of sophiscated machines of past time never attended school but can we say they ain’t educated.
Many of our freedom fighters never went to a school but were educated by correspondence.
I think education is better than school
School makes your thinking myopic
Education gives you freedom, how?.

DEFINITION: Schooling is learning at a particular place, at a particular time using a particular curriculum by a teacher to make(probability) the learner a better person for himself and society at large.
Education is learning at anywhere without/with a curriculum/no curriculum through experience, educational/non-educational, life issues,etc. through mentors, children, adults, living, non-living,formal or informal,to bring an illumination to the mind resulting in WISDOM of the said person(SURE).

School is bond in the four walls of a class room while education is seeing imagine and flying out of the class
School tells you story and history of achievers, educate makes you an achiever.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCHOOLED and EDUCATION
1. School is at a particular place/ education could be anywhere.
2. School must involve a teacher(human medium) but education does not always necessarily involve a person to communicate the lesson.
3. A school must use an organised and written curriculum not minding if you need or do not need it in your future endeavours but education is acquisition of knowledge for a specific purpose either present or future.
4. School could turn out to be a boring, education is always fun but challenging.
5.The aim of all school is to educate but even if you could get educated a liTtle in school, education those not end in school but is made easy to be acquired through school.

A statistic shows that above 70% of university graduate will work out of their studied discipline when they enter the labour market. If school cannot get us a job then why school and not education.

Many employer are in search of skill and experience not certificate . Looking into the vacancy page of the dailies the best jobs always have a clause of 2-15 years experience, and experience cannot be bought, all this are used as a meter for employability by employers because they know EXPERIENCE is the MOTHER of EDUCATION. The more you work in a particular field the better you get or in a better language the more professional you get, Education does not end, school as an ending.

Skill is needed to get a job, the hardest question at interview would be what can you do better for us than anybody in our organisation?, if you have the correct answer to this your earning power is limitless, and this question is to be ask everyday what can I do better than anybody? This is the greatest examination question, but I haven’t seen any professor set this kind of question in examination but this are make or mar question for us in life. To this I concluded EXAMINATION IS NOT THE TRUEST TEST OF KNOWLEDGE.

In Nigeria where 54% of Nigerian youth are unemployed as at 2012 and unemployment average rate stand at 23.9% as at 2013 and above 1 million sit for matriculation examination every year for slot of about 100,000 student in higher institution. There are only 27,000 plus doctors in Nigeria serving 170 million people, life expectancy stands at 52, and many more. I have come to a conclusion that CERTIFICATE is just a paper of WITNESS that you might(probability) be able to do a particular work taught to you in a particular way. Education gives your own way/better way of doing things than you were taught(innovation) while school is in the certificate, education results into ACTION.

What is the essence of 20 years of school when our employers as to send us to 6 month course to learn what they do and how to do what they do in their organisation. This is the reason some reputable organisation don’t employ staffs but want people come as volunteers to see and select people with the skill they want not certificates.

Why did school not teach us how to write a CV, when it is the first thing that introduce us to our Employers. It is at this junction I ascertain that while school is part of EDUCATION EDUCATION is not LIMITED to the FOUR WALLS of A CLASS.

School put books in your head but Education writes your name in the school books.
School is a physical structure
Education is in the mind
School as a specific place
Education does not
School gives you rules/theory/theorem
Education makes you think out of the box creating a new rule/theorem/theory for school goers in the future.
Abraham lincoln never attended law school
Socrates never attended a school
Napoleon never attended HARVARD
School graduate are poor, job seekers, debtors, sick, psychologically down etc but Educated persons are Rich, entrepreneurs, creditors, healthy, etc
Certificate is an EVidence but your skill is a confirmation and can only be gotten by EDUCATION
Am sorry if I have made you unhappy about school, certificate, curriculum, but I have just pen down the honest truth,
GEt educated today
Mandela said EDUCAtion is the greatest tool to change the world he never said schooling is the greatest tool to change the world
EDUCATE A CHILD EDUCATE A GENERATION.
I AM AKinnike MiCheal OLUWATOBILOBA
I choose to be a LEARNER
TEAM LED LAUK(Learn All U Kan)

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Still On…Nigeria and Its Security Challenges.

Nigeria is not the only country facing security challenges but that not an excuse to holding protection over life and property with levity.
As I sit on a seat outside my house I ponder what I can write today but all that comes to my mind is the statistic of the dead, killed by insurgents in this year, its about 218 people now and still counting, our girls, daughters, future wives, ministers, businesswomen in nearest future captured by this insurgents.
Meanwhile, It is so disgusting to here elder state men speak like new born babes without caution and evidence, I think I will like to borrow Fela Anikulapo-kuti’s word “BASKET-MOUTH”, some of them need brittle, they just go before the media saying bla-bla-bla in the name of politics for the coming elections not minding if peoples life are involved, I say SORA(careful).
It is so appalling to here that our security agencies do not have modern gadget and current intelligence gathering education or skill to foil insurgency. It is so devastating that our police and security officers are not as motivated as this insurgents.it is so so fearful that a security officer carries an AK47 to face a terrorist with machine guns. We need to overall the machinery of our security officers.

To the citizens, it is we who are the closet to this insurgents, they are our fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins and so on. It is our right to protect our country by given information about this people.
Suddenly everybody is now a security analyst, consultant and so on, even those who cannot secure their own house, I watch with disgust how most of all this people come on national television devoid of ideas and disgracing themselves before we the younger generation.
It is not right to play mischief with BH rumours looking at the rate information flies, the unfortunate thing is reasonable information we will not re-share but when it comes to mischief we are fast to be the carrier of it, this is not the time to play APRIL FOOL, this is the time to be vigilant, careful, observant and prayerful.
To the government, you must create policy to nail all this insurgents and their Godfather either political, religious, or so, no matter how powerful they are, we must make laws that will be stiff on terrorist(anti-terrorist laws), slam a price tag on the leader of Boko-Haram as US did for Osama Bin Ladin, provide modern machine and counter-terrorist arsenals, empower the intelligence officers by training them home and abroad to get current way of operation which could involve organisations like FBI, CIA, NASA etc.
I Believe together we can make Nigeria a place where it use to be with PEACE and UNITY.

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Citizens TOOL to COMBAT BOKO HARAM

Please we now know that we as Nigerians have one common enemy whether you call them boko haram or gunmen skilled in the art of spilling blood of innocent people. Its high time we became vigilant and take our security consciousness to d next level… please contribute to national security.
You notice a black polythene bag.
You notice an abandoned vehicle.
Don’t keep broken chair/waste near your fence or gate.
Be vigilant about surging men/persons.
Be observant and look out strange and allien object around you.
If u notice strange gatherings in your area, unusual movements or even strange faces please don’t hesitate to call or send text to d following SSS hot lines….. 08132222105, 08132222106. 08132222107,08132222108 and 112….please forward to as many people as possible. May the good Lord protect us, give us courage and alertness. Amen. Pls Re Broadcast

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RECONCILERS SHOW A HEART OF GOLD TO HEART OF GOLD MASA SURULERE, LAGOS.

How is it to celebrate easter monday than giving to the less priviledge, spending time with the challenged.
Our journey started in the morning from Ojota Lagos, tried to board the Bus Rapid Transit(BRT) because of the free fare for the day but the buses weren’t swift and people where numerous at the BRT station, after about 30 minute wait we got a commercial bus to surulere.
We got to the b/stop and climb a delapitated pedestrian bridge at Masa b/stop to cross over to HEART of GOLD HOSPICE beautifully painted with the lagos state hospital colours showing the lagos state government is partnering with the charity, we brought our gifts down said some prayers and took some prayer.
We carried this gifts from outside to the reception where we were given orientation abd appreciated about the rules of visit, we were given a recept for what we had brought, it was time to discover the world of the challenged.
We got upstairs and met children playing and shouting with visiting parents who came to show love, there were kids who have survived their challenges and there were kids who have just undergone surgery, the most touching to me was 7 weeks old baby with celebrapalsy(CP) abandoned by mother and was picked from the street and the Girl Makeeba who has been operated up now 8 year Old, the way she spoke with us made us understand that there for every challenged kids provided they get the correct and adequate care.
I love the company of a superactive girl chichi and tope, it was a sober but exciting trip, it was time to say Goodbye, they followed us downstair and while we were leaving this words touched me “I said to makeeba I care for u and I love u, she said No, I care for you and love U”. HOW CAN A GIRL ABANDONED BY PARENT LEFT TO DIE FEEL LOVE, INDEED LOVE ANSWERETH ALL THINGS!

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ELAEIS GUINEENSIS AS A POTENTIEL PLAYER AND BOOSTER OF NIGERIAs ECONOMY IN THE FUTURE

PAST
In the 1960s malaysia saw beyond then, they saw a Vision and where ready face their challenge for a victory…
The malaysian government came to 4 west african country especially Nigeria to pick the seed of Elaeis guineensis and went back to develop it through EDUCATION, REsEARCH, POLICY and IMPLEMENTATION.

They establish the Kolej serdang now universiti putra malaysia(UPM) training agricultural and agroindustrial engineers and agribusiness graduates, MARDI(Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute) for research under the supervision of B C Sekhar in 1979. They went with our God given free gift…

NOW…
AFTER about 50 years Elaeis guineensis account for 39% of their economy, a mass of over 400,000 people are gainfully employed in this industry alone, they are second world largest producer of the product, they sell this product and it by product, malaysian diesel contain 5% of this product and in 2014 the government increase to 10% to expand the biodiesel company. Sime Darby and FELDA are world largest and second largest oil palm private company in the world and are in malaysia.
Please where is Nigeria on this list…

FUTURE…
Recently over 500,000 went to combat for a 4000 slot job in the immigration that led to the death of 16 when all this people could be a potential employee in the oil palm sector.
Agriculture in the new rebase account for 22% of the GDP when only palm oil can produce 39% (if malaysia can do it)
It has the potential to increase the exported goods of our great country
And bringing prosperity and reduction in poverty in our country with good EDUCATION, RESEARCH, POLICY and IMPLEMENTATION.
NIGERIA got the potential to be in the top 10 best economy of the world, we only need visionary leaders, Diversifying Nigerias economy is the best for us.

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HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM

HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM MEMBERS” THE ESSENTIAL OF MANAGING A PROJECT TEAM.
OPPURTUNITY FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS. AND HAVING TEAM MEMBERS PERSONALLY COMMITED TO YOUR PROJECT’S SUCCESS GIVES YOU THE GREATEST CHANCE OF ACHIEVING IT. TH THEREFORE, YOUR MAJOR TASK AS A PROJECT MANAGER IS TO ENCOURAGE EVERY TEAM MEMBER TO BE MOTIVATED AND COMMITED TO YOUR PROJECT’S SUCCESS.
MOTIVATION IS A PERSONAL CHOICE THE ONLY PERSON YOU CAN MOTIVATE DIRECTLY IS YOURSELF, YOU CAN CREATE AN OPPURTUNITY FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO BECOME MOTIVATED BUT YOU CAN’T MAKE DECISION FOR THEM. THE FOLLOWING FACTORS ENCOURAGE A PERSON TO BECOME AND REMAIN MOTIVATED TO ACHIEVE GOAL ENCOURAGE PERSISTENCE BT DEMONSTRATING :
PROJECT FEASIBILITY: A PROJECT IS FEASIBLE IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH. NO MATTER HOW DESIRABLE YOU MAY FEEL A PROJECT IS, IF U’RE CONVINCED THAT NOTHING YOU DO CAN LEAD TO SUCCESS, U’LL GIVE UP MORE EASILY WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER THE SLIGHTEST OF DIFFICULTIES(AND SO WILL YOUR TEAM MEMBERS). YOU DON’T NEED A GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS, BUT YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE A REASONABLE CHANCE AT IT.
LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW THEY ARE DOING. GETTING YOUR TEAM MEMBERS TO APPRECIATE YOUR PROJECT’S VALUE AND FEASIBILITY HELPS YOU MOTIVATE THEM. HOWEVER, IF THE PROJECT LAST LONGER THAN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, THE TEAM’S INITIAL MOTIVATION CAN DIE OUT, WITHOUT CONTINUAL REINFORCEMENT FROM YOU. IN GENERAL PEOPLE WORKING ON A PARTICULAR TASK NEED TO KNOW HOW THEY’RE DOING OVERTIME FOR FOUR REASONS:

DESIRABILITY: THE VALUE OF ACHIEVING THE GOAL .
FEASIBILITY: THE LIKELIHOOD THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE THE GOAL.
PROGRESS: YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS YOU WORK TO REACH YOUR GOAL.
REWARD: THE PAYOFF WHEN YOU REACH THE GOAL.WHEN YOUR PROJECT MEET PEOPLE’S PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL NEEDS IN EACH OF THESE 4 AREAS, YOU STRENGHTEN THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE PROJECT SUCCESS. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP TO MOTIVATE YOUR PROJECT TEAM.
INCREASE COMMITMENT BY CLARIFYING YOUR PROJECT’S BENEFIT: ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE COMMIT TO COMPLETING AN ASSIGNMENT BECAUSE SOMEONE TELLS THEM TO DO SO, YOU GET A MUCH MORE SERIOUS COMMITMENT WHEN A PERSON RECOGNIZES AND APPRECIATE, A PROJECT’S BENEFITS. WHEN DISCUSSING YOUR’S BENEFIT WITH YOUR TEAM, CONSIDER THOSE BENEFITS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOUR ORGANISATION, ITS EMPLOYEES, IT CLIENTS, SUCH AS:
PROVIDE REWARDS FOR WORK WELL DONE: REWARD PEOPLE AT A PROJECT’S CONCLUSION FOR THEIR EFFORT AND ACCOMPLISHED THE DESIRED RESULTS AND MET THE AUDIENCE’S NEEDS. IT REASSURE THEM THAT TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGERS RECOGNISE AND APPRECIATE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS. THIS RECOGNITION,IN TURN, MAKES IT MORE LIKELY THAT THEY’LL WELCOME THE OPPURTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE.

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PATIENCE THE BRIDGE BETWEEN IMPOSSIBILITY AND POSSIBILITY-TMA

ON MY HUMBLE MIND

Stay away from Anger.. It hurts ..Only You!
If you are right then there is no need to get angry,
And if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry. Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect.
Patience with self is confidence and Patience with GOD is faith.
Never Think Hard about the PAST, It brings Tears…
Don’t think more about the FUTURE, It brings Fear…
Live this Moment with a Smile,It brings Cheer.
Every test in our life makes us bitter or better,
Every problem comes to make us or break us,
The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious.
Beautiful things are not always good but good things are always beautiful.
Do you know why God created gaps between fingers?
So that someone who is special to you comes and fills those gaps by holding your hand forever.
Happiness keeps You Sweet..But being sweet brings happiness.