Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

By Efosa Ojomo.

Today, there are more than 750 million mobile phones in operation in Africa. The telecommunications industry generated more than $150 billion in revenue in 2015 and accounted for over 3.8 million jobs. But barely 20 years ago, there were fewer than 10 million phone lines on the continent, with […]

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NIGERIA’S BACKWARD AND INCREASINGLY IRRELEVANT UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

By Moses Ochonu

Nigeria’s nineteenth century universities operate rigidly in the twenty first century. Here is a depressing instance of how the system’s inflexibility is hurting their financial bottomline, defeating the purpose for which they exist, and shortchanging students and potential students. An interlocutor, a stakeholder in the higher education sector, sent me a […]

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IMPROVED PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FORCING PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO SHUT DOWN IN RWANDA

Private schools in Rwanda face an uncertain future amid dwindling admissions as learners increasingly enrol in public schools. Desperate proprietors who face closure of their institutions are now asking the government to sponsor students in private schools at public rates. However, the government has rejected the idea.

More than 30 private schools […]

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JAMB AND THE POLITICS OF CUT-OFF MARKS

By Reuben Abati

I have followed with keen interest the controversy over the announcement of cut-off marks for Nigeria’s admission processes for the 2017/2018 session, with many commentators and the general public insisting that it is unwise, insensitive and retrogressive, to reduce the cut off mark for admissions into our tertiary institutions: […]

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SS2 Government Third Term: Local Government Administration In Nigeria

Introduction
Local government may be defined as a government established through an Act at the local level to deal with specific matters as it affects them. It can also be defined as the sub-organ of the central government established to provide for the needs of the people at local level. Under the 1963 republican constitution, local […]

SS2 Physics Third Term: Lenses

Introduction
The reflection and refraction we have dealt with so far have focused only on light interacting with flat surfaces. Lenses and curved mirrors are optical instruments designed to focus light in predictable ways. While light striking a curved surface is more complicated than the flat surfaces we have looked at already, the principle is the […]

SS2 CRK Third Term: King Josiah’s Religious Reforms

Introduction
Josiah was eight years when he began to reign as king. He reigned for twenty one years in Jerusalem. He did what was good in the sight of God. He walked in the way of his grandfather, David. He showed much interest in the things of God. One of his first assignments was the repair […]

SS2 Commerce Third Term: Capital (cont’d)

Importance of Working Capital

It helps to determine the funds that will be available for running a business.
It helps to know if the business is solvent or not i.e to know if the business have the ability to settle debt without selling fixed asset
It serves as a check against holding down too much […]

SS2 BiologyThird Term: Grassland Or Savanna Habitats

Introduction
A grassland or savanna is a plant community in which grass species are dominant with short but scattered trees and shrubs. The grassland or savanna lies between the forest and the deserts or arid land.

Types of Grasslands

There are two major types of grasslands. These are the tropical grassland (savanna) and the temperate grassland
1. Tropical Grassland […]

SS2 Mathematics Third Term: Cumulative Frequency Graph

Cumulative Frequency Graphs: What is it?

Cumulative frequency is the running total of the frequencies. On a graph, it can be represented by a cumulative frequency polygon, where straight lines join up the points, or a cumulative frequency curve.

Example

Frequency:
Cumulative Frequency:

4
4

6
10
(4 + 6)

3
13
(4 + 6 + 3)

2
15
(4 + 6 + 3 + 2)

6
21
(4 + 6 + 3 […]

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