Entries on Education
For too long, our educational systems have operated with a fundamental disconnect between practices left over from the analog world, and the vast potential of technology and the Internet to support more affordable, effective teaching and learning. The movement for Open Education seeks to close this gap.
After one has received Christ as one’s personal Lord and Saviour, the next step is: Doing right in all places (Righteousness) without which, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Indeed Hebrews 12:14 SAYS: “Make every efforts to live at peace with all men and for holiness without which no one can see God”. Although, no matter how much one tries to live the life of righteousness, his righteousness is useless without Christ, for Christ is our righteousness. The Greek word dikaiosune is always translated as righteousness and is found 92 times in scripture whereas the English version of it is found 305 times in scripture and it means: Doing right in all places. Infact, it is only in Christ alone and by faith in His atonement can we live righteous lives (Rom 3:22-25; 4:1-22).
Laughter from the River captures the circle of life - the joys of birth through the travails of living to the mystery and sense of loss each death evokes. Egbe brings in this collection, a kaleidoscopic vision, a felicitous and challenging style, a breath of freshness making Laughter from the River a welcome first; a delight to feast!
It is in recognition of the above challenge and as an attempt towards its resolution that the publication of Federalism in Historical Perspective by the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) represents a timely and appropriate intervention. The book examines the emergence, growth and development of federalism in Nigeria through time, and discusses its many dimensions, problems as well as implications on the development of the country and its peoples. While establishing the pre-colonial antecedence of federalism as a political arrangement in Nigeria, contributors to this important volume attempted to analyze changes, continuities and adjustments during the colonial period and since independence. Some of the challenges underpinning federalism in Nigeria, their roots, basis and manifestations, were also thoroughly examined. The thirteen essays in this volume were selected from papers presented at the 52nd Congress of the HSN hosted by the Department of History, University of Calabar.
Correctional Practice in Nigerian prisons today displays evidence of lack of clarity in objective. This problem partly derives from the historical controversy regarding the purpose of prison. The public is unsure of what the Prisons are supposed to be doing and how they are to do it. The result of this misunderstanding is conflicting expectations and assessment of the Prisons. Some members of the public accuse the system of brutalising offenders while others alleged that it coddles them. Any meaningful effort at evolving a policy for reshaping the prisons for greater effectiveness must begin by clearly articulating their mission. As Drucker (1973) has rightly observed, the institutions of the public sector must first address questions of mission to assess what is their business and what should it be. Therefore the crucial question we must ask here, and of society in general is why do we lock up people and what do we expect the imprisonment process to achieve?
This groundbreaking biography ushers readers into the life of Senator, Chief (Dr) Joshua Atume Adagba (Atakpa U Tiv). Relying heavily upon Adagba’s notes, letters, and publications, this captivating book chronicles the life of a man who brought showmanship to medicine and politics, and touched the grey matter of obstetrics and gynaecology. No history of modern obstetrics and gynaecology in this part of the country is complete without the mentioning of Dr Adagba.
This book, Introduction to Special Education for Schools and Colleges, is designed to upgrade teachers and teachers in training by providing basic information on characteristics of various categories of exceptional children, provides also information on the causes of various impairments, helping teachers identify exceptional children within and outside their classroom, helping teachers to get use to various methods of teaching exceptional children in-inclusive settings, and also helping teachers develop positive attitudes towards exceptional persons. This book consists of eight chapters covering various aspects of special Education; Namely; Definition of special education, terms used in special Education, Philosophy of Education for exceptional persons, Provision of Education for exceptional children. Other areas covered by the book include Historical Developments of Special Education in Nigeria, Mental Retardation, the Gifted and Talented, Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments and Blindness, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Physical and Health impairments, Inclusive Education and Attitudes and Beliefs about Disabilities.
I decided to collect poems for this anthology because of two reasons. The first was the fact that poetry is often the most written of the three genres. This is understandably so: the emotive efficacy of poetry argues its especial patronage by writers particularly in a very emotionally stressful nation like Nigeria. Unfortunately, publishing outlets are very hard to come by. This was my second reason for embarking on this project. I felt it would provide a publishing opportunity for the many poems written in Nigeria.
Essentials of English Grammar is prepared to meet the needs of students of English Language at the secondary school level and beyond. It is also a handy guide to all individuals to help avoid the common grammatical errors that mar our everyday communication efforts. The book will prove useful for WASSCE, UME, and the post- UME examinations now being conducted by various tertiary institutions. It would also serve as a lesson guide to teachers of English Language. At the end of each chapter are questions carefully designed to test the understanding of the reader. I would recommend this book to all who desire to perfect their command of the English Language.