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  • Top technology tools for teachers (series 2)

    Note: You can read the first part of this article here. Zaption Zaption is an education tool for making video lessons. What differentiates Zaption from ordinary videos is that it gives teachers the room to insert features such as captions/subtitles, questions, etc. that will make students more e...
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  • Top technology tools for teachers (series 1)

    “Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period.” – April Chamberlain The impact o...
  • David Diop’s “Africa”: A short stylistic analysis

    David Mandessi Diop (1927-1960) was a Bordeaux-born Senegalese poet. He spent most of his short life in France and had a second hand knowledge of Africa. He was a prominent poet of the negritude movement—a movement that was preoccupied with the rehabilitation of the black man, the affirmation ...
  • Women according to Yorùbá proverbs

    Introduction Proverb, by definition, is a piece of folk wisdom expressed with terseness and charms: it is characterized with the economic use of words and the sharpness of focus and touch of literary/poetic beauty. The constructions of proverbs can be traced to the creativity of artistes at partic...
  • Tips for getting better grades in exams

    Every serious minded student feels dejected and frustrated with consistent poor grades in exams. Nevertheless, frustration or dejection is just a mere emotional reaction which cannot stop failure; it only causes what I call “multiple failures”—that is, continuous failure. Whe...
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  • Thoughts on tolerance

    Tolerance, according to merriam-webster.com, is “willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own”. In a world filled with peoples of different religious doctrines, political ideologies, economic affiliations, sexual orientations, and so on, the need f...
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  • The politics of plundering: Reviewing Niyi Osundare’s ‘The Emperor and the Dollar (T) Rain’

    Introduction Niyi Osundare is a distinguished professor of English, a prolific poet in whose hands poetry fires more than Avtomat Kalashnikova- AK-47. ‘The Emperor and the Dollar (T)Rain’ is one of the most recent of his poetic vituperations. The poem is divided in to two parts, each p...
  • Six traits every student needs to be successful

    There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen - Jim Lovell  Every student desires success; no one wants to fail. However, not everybody...
  • 5 basic steps to writing an undergraduate academic research project

    Writing a research thesis is one of the basic requirements in completing an undergraduate degree. Usually, it is the first experience undergraduate students have in academic writing/research. Because it requires a lot of efforts and includes some technicalities, many students get scared and look out...
  • From the toad to the throne: A brief review of Kekere

    Author/ Publisher  Lantern Books Title                Kekere Country           Nigeria Language        English Genre              Children’s Fiction (Lante...