20 Jan 2014

AIDING LEARNING : MAKING A CASE FOR VISUAL LEARNING

By Ezim Osai,
Monday, January 20, 2014


We remember that which we see much better than those things we read or what we hear. Sometimes when we cannot remember something, we imagine our teachers or our lecturers and sometimes we remember what he was saying and thus remember the answer to a particular question. Therefore, we can say visuals have more far-reaching effects than audio or text. A colleague of mine told me sometime last week that, ‘if picture is king, video is CROWNED prince’. Pictures capture attention, but videos deliver the message much better.


I’m sure you are starting to wonder why the talk of videos and audio and text right about now, well we are going somewhere.

8 Jan 2014

2015

By Ezim Osai,
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

             "In us lies the fault, not in our stars"
                  - William Shakespeare [Julius Caesar]


2015: the year after this year. 2015 seems like a nice-looking year but full of so much expectations already. 2015 is the year certain elements prophesied that Nigeria will break up; closer to home, it is the year of elections.
Nigeria has seen three civilian Presidents since the beginning of the Second Republic or five if one includes Mallam Shehu Shagari and Ernest Shonekan. Our three Presidents have been: Rtd Gen Olusegun Obasanjo (1999 – 2007), (Late) Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (2007 – 2009), Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (Ag 2009 – 2011, Pres 2011 – Present). Obasanjo is Yoruba, Yar’Adua was Hausa, Jonathan is Ijaw. Strictly speaking, ‘the Presidency has gone round’.