Tag: Ignorance

Where are Nigeria’s First-Class Graduates and Professors

Where are Nigeria’s First-Class Graduates and Professors

George Bernard Shaw’s timeless admonition: “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance”, seems an appropriate entry point for this article. This front archway could even be extended with Thomas Sowell’s admonition that “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Being ignorant is one thing, but coming to a point where you acknowledge your ignorance surely requires a knowledge acquisition journey.  Continue reading “Where are Nigeria’s First-Class Graduates and Professors”

Jammed by JAMB

This year, over the course of a specified timeframe, over one million expectant students will sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, popularly called JAMB after the agency in charge. When the results start rolling in, some will have cause for joy, while for some others, JAMB will “jam” them for yet another year. For the latter group, JAMB is a yearly story of wasted funds and unfulfilled dreams. Continue reading “Jammed by JAMB”