Autism: A Neglected Epidemic?

Autism: A Neglected Epidemic?

Autism: A Neglected Epidemic? According to the World Health Organisation, WHO Autism spectrum disorders are a group of complex “developmental disorders and conditions that emerge in early childhood and, in most cases, persist throughout the lifespan and are marked by the presence of impaired development in social interaction and communication and a restricted repertoire of activity and interest, with or without accompanying intellectual and language disabilities; and that manifestations of the disorder vary greatly in…

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Technical Assistance Corps

Technical Assistance Corps: Over the years, Nigeria has been popular among the African continent in its show of “generosity” to other African nations; from the export of electricity to military and others. Nigeria has been noted to supply neighbouring nations like Niger and Benin Republic with an average 380MW of electricity, and have initiated plans to boost it to 1, 540 by 2025. This has however raised controversies across the nation who dwells in aura…

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School drop-out rate: a growing menace?

School drop-out rate: a growing menace?

“We are looking for ways to decrease the dropout rate. I am pretty sure, if we eliminate career and technical education, we are going to increase the dropout rate.” ~ Michael Enzi. With the increasing school drop-out rates across the world, even in both developing and under-developed countries, the question is, “are career and technical education in our school system strong indicators for the growing rate of school drop outs?” In Europe, school drop-out rates…

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Farming to be included in NYSC Primary assignment – FCT coordinator

Farming to be included in NYSC Primary assignment – FCT coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, says it will include farming and crop production as part of the one year primary assignment for corps members from the next service year. The NYSC FCT Coordinator, Bello Ballama said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja on Thursday. According to him, the move was to help address corps members’ rejection by some employers, through the engagement of more corps members in…

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Corp Member to repeat service in Anambra state.

Corp Member to repeat service in Anambra state.

About 13 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2017 Batch A stream 1 will repeat their service in Anambra. Mr Ebenezer Olawale, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, disclosed this at the passing out of the corps members in Awka on Thursday. Olawale, however, did not give details of those who would either repeat the service and those whose service year was extended. He said that of the 2,814 corps members, 2,801 satisfied…

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NYSC extends registration for 2018 Batch A – See timetable

NYSC extends registration for 2018 Batch A – See timetable

The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has extended the registration of the Batch A stream II prospective Corps Members. The scheme had March 25, 2018, notified prospective corps members that registration portal will be open from Monday, March 26, 2018, and will close on Sunday, April 8, 2018. But the registration has now been extended to Tuesday, April 10, 2018. NYSC announced the extension of the registration on Monday, April 9, 2018, on…

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E-learning: prospects and challenges.

E-learning: prospects and challenges.

  E-learning: prospects and challenges.  Chidindu Ejika. In the 18th century, long before the Internet came into existence, people improvised several means of educating others. The likes of Isaac Pitman, through correspondence taught his students short-hand. This process of distance leading was done through mails. He would send mails containing corrections or previous works done by his students and also new works to these students, and they would reply same way with finished works. Over…

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