Sunday, September 28, 2008

Quality of Nigerian Primary School Teachers

According to a recent report released by the World Bank, 57 out of every 100 primary school teachers in Nigeria are unqualified. Anyone that cares deeply about the future of Nigeria should be outraged. By jeopardizing the future of school children with unqualified teachers, Nigeria is jeopardizing its own future.

It is an open secret that the public school system in Nigeria is in shambles. Private schools have sprung up everywhere trying to fill the void. No nation can survive or will be able to compete in the 21st century without a strong public education system. Perhaps if public officials (Governors, Senators, House Members etc) are required by law to enroll their children in public schools, this issue will get the kind of attention it deserves.

Are the children in these schools being prepared for jobs that pay a living wage? Are they going to be prepared for the 21st century workplace? Will they be employable or would they become a menace to the society at large. Your guess is as good as mine.

I leave you with the famous saying - "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

VisualCV - Next generation CV at your finger tips

With the advent of VisualCV, CVs as we know them would never be the same again. Visual CV makes a traditional resume come alive with video, pictures and a portfolio of work samples etc.

VisualCV brings both the CV and the resume into the modern Web 2.0 world by transforming the way in which the CV data is presented, accessed and shared. Visit the visualcv website to learn more about this amazing tool.

Will leave you with a thought from Abraham Lincoln - "Things may come to those who wait... but only the things left by those who hustle"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Ber Months are here

Many of us make "career new year resolutions" at the beginning of the year. We set career goals for the New Year. Well we have entered the famous "ber months", the four months that close out the year.

The first "ber" month, September is a good time to assess where we are from a career goals standpoint, because we may still have a chance to work on our strategy so we can meet our career goals for this year.

If you are like most of us, you probably have not met your goals for the year - this is not a time to make excuses or look for someone to blame. Get on with it, we are rooting for you.

Remember: "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're also right." - Mary Kay Ash