2.1 CGPA or No Work for You

EMPHASIS BEING LAID ON THE 2.1 CGPA IS RAISING CONCERNS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN NIGERIA

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Ok this one is a very serious matter amongst Nigerian youth. After secondary school it is expected that a young person goes on to study that dream course in the university, “you can be whatever you choose to be” is what they say until young Nigerian students write the university entrance examination known as JAMB. Then after you’ve passed, the school tells you, you can’t study what you applied for and then offers you something different. I had a friend who applied to study Geology in school and in the end was offered Forestry and Wildlife now he has graduated and he is working as a financial analyst, I’ve seen petrochemical engineers work in a consulting firms. Now this is where my argument is.

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Source: Unsplash

It is well known that big organizations in Nigeria lay emphasis on a 2.1 CGPA. They expect that their young employees graduate from the university with such grades otherwise they may not be offered employment, but here is the thing, an organization, say for instance, a bank is recruiting and chooses to employ an Agricultural Engineering graduate, why? Because he has a 2.1 CGPA; I dare say that emphasis should be laid on skills and eagerness to learn irrespective of CGPA otherwise many organizations would miss hiring the best minds simply because for some reason or the other they fell short of the highly required CGPA.

If an organization would hire a Theatre Arts graduate as its HR executive, then it might as well throw the certificate into the bin and develop tests and schemes to examine their recruits to ascertain whether or not they are the best fit for the job.

The trend of hiring graduates with a CGPA from disciplines very distinct from the job opening is taking over the economic landscape in Nigeria and until it changes, let me keep my 2.1 CGPA certificate very well because we need to work and make some money.

If you TINK this trend should be reviewed please comment below and if for some reason you know why this happens, we would like to know.

Davido’s Gotta Be Starting Something

THIS MUSIC MAESTRO HAS MADE NYSC EXCITING

Source: Bella Naija

Source: Bella Naija

So I don’t know whether this is another publicity stunt but before I continue with what I am about to say, I want to say, that Davido’s marketing manager is at the top of his game. The D.M.W boss has not seized to be on the news, from one hit single to another, the assurance love story, the chef Chioma story, the acquisition of a private jet, and now; NYSC (national youth service corp). I thought this was the only year in a young person’s life that he or she dreads, but is forced into as a working requirement. Without it, one may not be allowed to do some important things in the country especially vying for political offices.

However, Davido is currently in the Iyana Ipaja orientation camp with 2,152 other youth corp members observing the mandatory one year of service to the nation, and that’s seemingly all that matters. The A list Nigerian musician was deployed in the 2018 Batch B Stream 2 orientation training exercise in Lagos state, where he signed the oath of allegiance form on the 28th of August 2018 and two days after, he serenaded fellow youth corp member with some of his hit singles.

Source: Pulse

Source: Pulse

What Davido Has Caused

He further revealed the reason to which he decided to observe the year of service; he said he was driven by his strong passion for the NYSC. I admire his boldness and unparalleled patriotism. A lot of young people who have initially sworn not to observe this year of service to the nation have actually begun to rethink that decision. I spoke to a few who have yet to observe the service year and they said they can’t wait to be deployed and they added that they envy the corp members serving alongside the music giant, they are in for an amazing 3 weeks of their life.

Source: Zumi

Source: Zumi

EDVES: Nigerian Teachers just got Tech-ier

LOSING RECORDS WAS ONE SITUATION THAT BOTH STUDENTS AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS DREADED. YOU DARED NOT GO BACK TO YOUR SCHOOL 20 YEARS LATER TO LOOK FOR YOUR MISSING CERTIFICATE. EDVES HAS ARRIVED TO MAKE SURE HISTORY DOES NOT REPEAT ITSELF.

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https://edves.net/#

I could get personal with this. I remember my mum screaming "keep your certificate safe" over and again to me while I was processing my admission into the university some years back. Years later I totally understood her cries were for my good because losing your certificate or statement of result was like the end of the road for people. It could take forever to get back any of those lost documents. I also recollect manipulating some figures on my report sheet to escape some form of punishment at home. These and more a lot of us got away with because we were so into processing things manually.

Edves is an indigenous company that has designed the easiest and secure web tool platform that encompasses all school management needs. This platform addresses specific challenges with capturing data, paperwork, stress, giving speed to teaching and learning activities, working effectively with it to improve every area of school operations. Its scalable innovations are fully customized to meet individual school’s specification.

Built by Dimeji Falana and his team, it has been discovered to be an easy yet powerful school management platform for any educational Institution. Regardless of any curriculum, you need a platform that can increase enrollments, retain existing students, track student & teachers performance, and help streamline academic and administration work.

The most interesting part is that parents can be a part of their child(ren)'s academic state. They do not have to visit the school or wait until the end of the term to see how much progress the child(ren) is making.

According to Dimeji Falana, CEO EDVES "We have inbuilt SMS platform in the Edves Portal, so Schools use this feature to communicate with parents especially to send the Continuous Assessment Results of their wards to them. This has increased the speed of communicating student grading and performance to parents without physical meetup. Parents are also happy to receive the result on their phones to track the academic improvement of their wards."

Courtesy: https://blog.edves.net

Courtesy: https://blog.edves.net

Dimeji Falana, CEO EDVES

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Falana is a software developer with a 9-year experience in the software industry. As a graduate of Computer Science, University of Ilorin, he has previously led various teams to build and deploy over 100 projects such as Websites, Mobile Apps, Cloud and Desktop Applications for Banks, Schools, Businesses, Hotels, States and Federal Government in Nigeria. He was a former instructor at the AITI MIT Summer Program. His team recently secured a World Bank sponsored Grant through GEM Project, supervised by Federal Min. of Trade & Investment.

He loves track events and holds 14sec 100 meter record in the Faculty of Communication and Information, the University of Ilorin in 2010.

If it must be said, education in Nigeria is trailing far behind the tech train and a lot of us wonder if it will ever catch up. What Edves, a Nigerian platform built for Nigerians by Nigerians, is doing is a worthy cause. This is their effort to making sure our teachers stand up and join the future today. It is enough that the future of this country is being tutored by teachers who do not know as much as typing on a computer keyboard. Government educational institution should take advantage of this platform and help make Nigeria a part of the 4th industrial revolution.

For more information visit EDVES.