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|Politics / Re: Nigerians Think They Are Smart But Really: by Wizardofoz: 11:12pm On Jun 12, 2011|
You mean no system that is structured to produce new Miltons in the mold of the paul Krugmans of this world?
|Religion / Re: The More I Know, The More I Feel Like Not Attending Church Again (pentecostal) by Wizardofoz: 11:09pm On Jun 12, 2011|
So what part of the theory of evolution openled your mind?
|Politics / Re: A Thread For Nigeria's Firsts by Wizardofoz: 11:01pm On Jun 12, 2011|
First Nigerian Chief Justice of the Entire Federation of Nigeria - Sir Adetokunbo Ademola
First West African Woman Graduate - Kofo More
First African/Nigerian Judge to be Appointed President of the International Court of Justice - Taslim Olawale Elias
first President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) - Akintola Williams
|Politics / Re: A Thread For Nigeria's Firsts by Wizardofoz: 10:48pm On Jun 12, 2011|
First Nigerian Liar On This Thread - Mai Suya
First Nigerian Lawyer - Christopher Sapara Williams
First Nigerian To Be Called To The English Bar - Christopher Sapara Williams
First Nigerians To Be Made A Queen's Counsel - Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams & Chief H.O. Davies
First indigenous Nigerian Law Firm - Thomas, Williams and Kayode
First Nigerian Senior Advocate Of Nigeria - Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams
First Nigerian Attorney General Of Nigeria - Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams
First Nigerian solicitor to the Supreme Court of Nigeria - Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams
First Nigerian Senior Advocate Of The Masses - Chief Gani Fawehinmi
|Politics / Re: Nigerians Think They Are Smart But Really: by Wizardofoz: 9:47pm On Jun 12, 2011|
You mean, you, your parents, relatives and your family?
I know Nigerians are hardworking.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 9:36pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Me too, I personally of someone, actually more than one, who made 1st class and never even wrote JAMB. They all got 1st class without ever stepping on campus Talk about miracles, TB Joshua style! BTW, I am one of those people, just so you know.
I also know this lady who doesnt shyyyyyt
And me, I know me, myself, I dont eat.
|Religion / Re: The More I Know, The More I Feel Like Not Attending Church Again (pentecostal) by Wizardofoz: 9:30pm On Jun 12, 2011|
. . . not S[b]h[/b]ahkulah?
|Education / Re: The Scandal Of Private Education In Nigeria by Wizardofoz: 9:26pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Keep wasting your time with Kobojunkie?
|Religion / Re: The More I Know, The More I Feel Like Not Attending Church Again (pentecostal) by Wizardofoz: 9:20pm On Jun 12, 2011|
WTF is "circular?"
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 4:34pm On Jun 12, 2011|
My freshman-year introductory psychology course was designed like most courses one finds not just at the college level, but from middle school onward. The main means of teaching was lecture, and the main assessment of performance was a set of tests that measured our recall and basic understanding of the facts taught in the course. I got a C. My professor commented to me, "There is a famous Sternberg in psychology, and it looks like there won't be another one." I got discouraged, left psychology, and came back only when I was failing my introductory course for math majors and decided a C was better than an F.
If they had given him blank papers at the end of his first semester, he probably would have done better and his skills better assessed, acccording to @violet.
It is a sincere question.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 4:19pm On Jun 12, 2011|
So Third class people can come up with more/better questions than First Class people?
So you think Nigerian universities should do way with end of semester exams and replace it with what? End of sememter blank papers? At the end of each semester, they should give the students blank papers and tell them to write down questions and they should be graded on the quality of the questions they ask?
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 4:12pm On Jun 12, 2011|
So people get good grades to be boastful, not to imbibe (i.e. [b]receive into the mind and retain) knowledge and skill, because in the process of trying to learn, you skip the knowledge acquisition step?
You learn something and know it by heart/mind
You are tested on it
You are adjudged to have learnt it excellently/intelligently, hence, the First Class
Yet, according to you, you have not really imbibed aka received into the mind and retain the knowldge?
I like your logic. No wonder.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 4:00pm On Jun 12, 2011|
If you cant do something as simple as that, then why should you be trusted with something more intellectually demanding?
I dont get you point, if person A cant answer a simple question, it must be because he is more intelligent than that?
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 3:49pm On Jun 12, 2011|
If that is all you got from that article, then I am not surprised you end up with a Third Class.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 3:45pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Do you have a thyroid problem?
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 3:44pm On Jun 12, 2011|
And that is done by classifying people with First Class as less intelligent that people with Third class?
And how do we go about taking people by merit? Definitely, according to you, it is not by going by the only thing we know about them, their pali?
1.youth, alone in a big UNI for the first time in your life after living with mummy and daddy all your life. some people drink and smoke all their uni time away. they wise up later on and then become stellar students during Msc or Phd
We all have a choice to make. If you decide to work hard from scratch, from year 1, knowing fully well, intelligently if I may hard, that everything counts and that you have all the time after graduation to do whatever you choose to do. Hence, "wising up early."
To you, wising up early = less intelligence
Wising up later = more intelligence?
2, adequate food. most uni students spend half their time looking for gari and groundnut to drink
Including those with First Class, No?
3, environment, too many people in a room can be a distraction
To people with Third Class? but not to people with First Class?
4, chasing women
Choice baby? Intelligence plays a role in the choice you make, No?
Are you insinuating that people that spend more time chasing women, and end up with Third Class are more intelligent than those who chose to concentrate on their studies so as to make First Class?
5, failing grade by a prof who hates you
So people end up with Third Class because their professors hate them?
And, for instance, people who fail JAMB, fail because Dibu Ojerinde hates THEM ALL?
etc etc etc.
Of course not, when NEPOTISM is a fairer, more objective standard
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 3:26pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I totally agree.
I dont know why people try to make themselves feel better by rubbishing the achievements, and superior intelligence of others!
They are better ways to argue First class/Third class dichotomy, but to characterize First class 'peeps,' like our own Jarus, as less intelligent than people with third Class is the height of mediocrity, IMO
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 3:18pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I define [intelligence] as your skill in achieving whatever it is you want to attain in your life within your sociocultural context.by capitalizing on your strengths and compensating for, or correcting, your weaknesses
That is from Roger Sternberg, a cognitive psychologist. The former head of APA.
Anyway, my job is done here. if I had to go through you post and expose the stupidity inherent in them, I'd be seen as too egotistical. I think I have passed my message.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 3:06pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I am handing over to you. Please no fall me oooooooooo
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 2:58pm On Jun 12, 2011|
So the reason Nigeria hasnt moved forward is because of the millions of Ist Class graduates Nigeria has produced, not because of the Billions of Third class we have handling assignments way beyond their ability and intellect? I am sure you know, as I do, that in every graduating class, there are more 3rd class grads than first class people.
So we should blame the less that 10% people with "1st Class brain" for our backwardness, not the more than 50% with "Third Class brain/attitude?"
And even if you are correct, you think the solution is to produce more people with Third class?
their wherewithal and critical thinking faculty
Black and White issue we have here? As in, All First Class graduates, like our own Jarus who graduated with First Class in Economics form the prestigious OAU, LACK "wherewithal and critical thinking faculty?"
And, since to you,
First class = NO wherewithal and critical thinking faculty
Your Brother with a Third Class = Very intelligent
Is it safe to say that, after thorough research and great analys[b]e[/b]s, with your brother of couse (n=1), you have come to the conclusion:
Third Class = Immense wherewithal and critical thinking faculty skills?
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 2:37pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Of course, being able to adapt in/to a rough terrain isnt a sign of intelligence. Those who made first class, despite the rough environment, did so because they were less intelligent than your "intelligent" but not intelligently adaptable brother.
Adapting and surviving in a bad environment is a sign of less intelligence, I guess, or why would a less intelligent specie like ours survive where the more 'intelligent' Neanderthals failed.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 2:30pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I also believe that hardwork is overrated.
Very simple; when you want to employ people, give priority to those intelligent people with 3rd class ahead of the 'less intelligent' people with 1st class.
|Education / Re: The Scandal Of Private Education In Nigeria by Wizardofoz: 2:21pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Very silly way to reason.
People fail SSCE in droves, and are morally corrupt with no modicum of discipline whatsoever; yet, you want to blame WAEC, an exam body with mandate to test and assess students' knowledge? So who should we blame for the moral decadence of our students? WAEC again? or should that be NECO? and what do we blame JAMB for? For condoning yahoo 2.0 in our universities?
If the same people fail SAT, will you blame the ETS?
I am always impressed as to how you guys reason, very very irrational and outdated.
Just so you know, the biggest exam misconducts in Nigeria, at the secondary school level, are perpetrated in/by private schools.
And yes, I expect Emperor Seun to ban me me after this!
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 2:08pm On Jun 12, 2011|
That is how someone with a Third-class brain would interpret it.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 2:03pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I think third class is the same as pass.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 2:02pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I know him.
So he finshed with a 3rd class? As in a 3rd class brain? And you, if we are to go by genomics, have a third class brain? Not to talk of the people that gave birth to you? And your kids would have. . . maybe I should stop now.
Anyway, congrats to you and your brother, Mr. 3rd class brain from UI. This is one of the reasons this country will never move forward, nepotism and the elevation of mediocrity (3rd class-ism) over excellence (1st class-ism). No wonder the whole BRT, and transportaion issues in Lagos, was poorly concieved and 'third-class-ically' implemented. When you allow '3rd class-tic' brains to run something, you should not expect a '1st-class-tic' result, or should we?
After all, you cant give what you dont hand.
|Education / Re: He Got 2.2 In Sch And His Dad Became Hostile To Him. by Wizardofoz: 1:52pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Why does he care what his father thinks?
He has a degree, go get a job and move out of his house.
Let the father continue to get angry, while you/your imaginary friend continues to make money.
Why is this even on the front page?
|Politics / Re: How 37-Storey NECOM house Was Sold To Bankole's Firm For N4 Billion! by Wizardofoz: 1:16pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Really? I am bent to think that the Obama administration insructed the GEJ administration to plant this story in the media to give them a reason to arrest and unduly prosecute Bankole, No?
|Politics / Re: How 37-Storey NECOM house Was Sold To Bankole's Firm For N4 Billion! by Wizardofoz: 1:03pm On Jun 12, 2011|
I thought you said it was bad for GEJ to arrest Bankole; that he was just acting a script from Wasgington, No?
I guess you have no convictions. You post depending on the levl of your estrogen and time of the month.
Lemme guess, you just finished your menstruation? I hazard three days ago?
|Politics / Re: Neo-Colonization Of Africa: US Battles China; Clinton Draws First Blood by Wizardofoz: 12:48pm On Jun 12, 2011|
Ha, She is warning us, because we are dumb and we need the US to tell us what to do and how to act. What brainless mofos we all are.
Ha America, a force for good in the world; always protecting Africa's interests.
Thanks for the advice, madam secretary. We will surely heed to your friendly and sincere advice to ignore the Chinese for wel meaning progrmas like SAP, US bombs, dumping of refuse/expired American goods in Africa, to name just a few.
|Politics / Neo-Colonization Of Africa: US Battles China; Clinton Draws First Blood by Wizardofoz: 12:47pm On Jun 12, 2011|
LUSAKA, Zambia -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday warned[b] Africa of a creeping "new colonialism" from foreign investors and governments interested only in extracting the continent's natural resources to enrich themselves and not the African people.[/b]
Clinton said that African leaders must ensure that foreign projects are sustainable and benefit all their citizens, not only elites. A day earlier, she cautioned that China's massive investments and business interests in Africa need to be closely watched so that the African people are not taken advantage of.
"It is easy, and we saw that during colonial times, it is easy to come in, take out natural resources, pay off leaders and leave," Clinton said. "And when you leave, you don't leave much behind for the people who are there. We don't want to see a new colonialism in Africa."
Clinton said the United States didn't want foreign governments and investors to fail in Africa, but they should also give back to the local communities.
"We want them to do well, but also we want them to do good," she said.
"We don't want them to undermine good governance, we don't want them to basically deal with just the top elites, and frankly too often pay for their concessions or their opportunities to invest."
Clinton said that American development aid and infrastructure projects come with good governance conditions and that the Obama administration is interested in Africa and the African people. Their success, she said, is in the long-term interest of both the African people and the U.S.
She spoke in a pan-African television interview in the Zambian capital. Her interview followed the handover of a U.S. built pediatric hospital in Lusaka to the Zambian government.
Earlier, at the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Zambia Chamber of Commerce, Clinton laid out the U.S. strategy for helping Africa.
"We want a relationship of partnership not patronage, of sustainability, not quick fixes," she said. "We want to establish a strong foundation to attract new investment, open new businesses , create more paychecks, and do so within the context of a positive ethic of corporate responsibility."
"We think it's essential that we have an idea going in that doing well is not in any way a contradiction of doing good," she said.
Clinton is the first secretary of state to visit Zambia since Henry Kissinger came in 1976 to lay out the Ford administration's policy for southern Africa as revolts against white minority rule in South Africa and what was then Rhodesia were intensifying.
Clinton, on the first leg of a three-nation tour of Africa, arrived in Zambia from the United Arab Emirates, where she attended an international conference on Libya. After Zambia, she heads to Tanzania and Ethiopia before returning to Washington next week.
|Health / Re: Yam Eating Is Responsible For Multiple Births In Ekiti? by Wizardofoz: 11:30am On Jun 12, 2011|
Aigbofa at his best!
I have missed your posts gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!
The wittiest NL!
Hope you are good
Long Live Aigbofa
Been looking for your input on the Tinubu/Omatseye Vs. HID Awolowo threads!
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