Remembering evil geniuses like, Pharaoh of Egypt, Adolf Hitler of Germany, Joseph Stalin of the defunct USSR, EfúnsetánAnìwùrá, Ìyálóde of Ìbàdàn, Idi Amin Dada, third president of Uganda, the question of where they are and what they possibly are going through now keeps overwhelming me. As we bless their memories with curses, are they in any way gnashing their teeth where they are for their viscous escapades while alive? I often think. Or have did they do all of those atrocities and die to rest in their graves without them being punished for all they've done? I would further query. No.
First things first. Albert Camus, a philosopher, who stood his ground that “life is but a stream of sorrow” was the trailblazer of the theatre of the absurd. Alfred Jerry who is an aficionado of the theory of metaphysics, opined that life was as the science of imaginary solution. These two philosophers believed in the theory of existentialism.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth – Diogenes (412-323BC)
Far from doubt, Nigeria needs a perfect doctor to treat the epileptic diseases engulfing her educational sector. Though, the therapy has been made several times but not used. If our doomed doctor thinks no remedy for the upheaval of the Nigerian Educational system, hence, they should leave it the way they met it. But nothing will they do except to frown, slap and stab the great physician who recommends the way out.
To unravel this question, there is the need to define the key words; competition and learning. First, what is competition? According to Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 9th edition, competition is the activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others. The same dictionary defines learning as acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. Therefore, it can be contested that learning thrives best in a competitive climes.
It is said that when an undergraduate is in his first year of study, his only target is first class. “It is summa cum laude or nothing,” he says to himself with great hope and determination. Very often, when he proceeds to his second or third year, his soliloquy takes another shape. It loses vigour. It loses colour. It begins to look pale and flaccid. “First class or nothing” becomes “Second Class Upper isn’t such a bad grade too.”“After all, not everyone on first class is that brilliant. They only draw on the thoughtless process ofla cram la pour.”
let the world hear my cry
exclaims the heart of a mother
who has lost an only child
sent into war to fight
for a cause he knows naught of
“mama, let me go for the love of my country”
What empty patriotism!
hear my cry
churns the stomach
of a starving child
so skinny I could count his ribs from a mile
WHAT WE ASKED:
If you were given the chance to go back in time and choose, which country would you have loved to be live in? Would it be Nigeria still?
HERE ARE THE REPLIES:
‘‘I will choose Nigeria, because Allah (SWT) blessed us a lot. The prophet (SAWS) said I wished to be in Makah, that Makah is a good place to be. If he was not chased, he would not have left. I have the same passion for Nigeria. Although everything is not bubbling, I know Nigeria will be a better place.’’’
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If you knew what I know you would laugh a little and cry a lot!”
……….…..cherish it as to have landlord 1 blessing.
Youths of nowadays see their parents as GUESTS in their lives. When doing something wrong and their parents try to correct them, we feel inconvenient and by doing so they embarrass their parents, claiming that they have independence of their own life, they can do and undo even in their absence. ”Every human being must have the right to live the life they want to” but youths of nowadays forget that this quote does not work on our parents; some even go to the extent of taking their parents as a guests in their home/life.
I am not married, hence do not think I am here to give a lecture. I am here to give my opinion, as a woman and from the little I have seen. You may stop now, if you do not wish to read the somewhat sensible rants of a single sister on this very popular issue as I might not be saying anything you have never heard.