Another Mile Stone for us in the NYCN CRS Chapter …

Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the most incredible entrepreneurs I know of, Jonathan Siegel. Jonathan’s built and sold multiple startups. His most recent sold for 8 figures after just 18 months, without any investors. What’s more impressive than Jonathan’s success, is his approach to starting and investing in companies. Jonathan literally has a […]

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A NEW HIP HOP—by DAVID CONSUL

many artistes struggle to establish their musical identity laboriously, trying on different styles like pieces of clothing looking for what fits. But there are others that emerge in full command of their craft, their identity and music Krizz Reefa fits in that category.he  heralds ‘freshness”. A gifted and significant talent, Krizz Reefa is one whose […]

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Cross River: Locals Lament Inability Of NNPC To Supply Kero For 13 Years

Following a strong law on wood cutting for domestic fuel in Cross River State, South-south Nigeria, residents in the state especially the rural dwellers have been forced to adopt the use of kerosene otherwise referred to as Dual Purpose Kerosene, for domestic uses.   Thirteen years and still counting, consumers of the product are being […]

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CROSS RIVER STATE: A STATE OF EMERGENCY ON EDUCATION OF HER PEOPLE

 

Calabar beckons with its reputation for being the cleanest, greenest and safest state capital in Nigeria. The state has had a picture past and a remarkable present. But what does the future hold? It is my belief that our future can only be desirable if founded on the bedrock of qualitative education. In 2011, the government proposed 16,214,633,572 on the education sub sector and said “we will ensure that progress is made in keeping with the vision for the education sub sector of providing unhindered and unlimited access to qualitative education”.

Question; Is Government girls secondary not part of the plan? Is this budget for selected school?Has the government lost interest in this region? in my personal tutor on the health of our schools, the challenge of not enough desks, broken floors , no chalkboard (just painted the walls with charcoal to create a black stain on the walls) irreparable aluminum iron sheet, unconducive office or no office at all for staffs, lack of qualitative teaching environment. Yet this school shares its fence with the government secretariat! This has provoked my thought; what is tourism without the qualitative education of its people? The government snafus cannot stimulate economic development.

Technically, it is the 21st century but our schools are not there, these sorts of environment deflate the creativity in our young ones which is relevance schooling for the 21st century. For the sake of our children, our students and the welfare of Nigerians. The question arises, “what kind of future do we expect”? Is it a future of dilapidated infrastructure and educational rot?

Living in calabar with all the peace and doing business around the country and beyond is like eating your cake and having it. In recent times, the united state agency for international development has described cross river state as a model for transformation and in my opinion it is an inspiration but not necessarily a role model. We first need to be good before we can be great, and right now our nation is barely managing to stay afloat. Until, the government galvanize more effort deliberately toward good and quality education will can not reach that height “Government is the single most important force for change in any society—print that and paste it on your door if you really want to do something to change your country”_ chude jideonwo.

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