Wumi Olatunji

New Year Goals

Goal

Happy New Year! It’s Day 2 of 2019. For some the plan is to take off from where you paused in 2018, for others 2018’s a year thankfully gone and you long to start afresh. You may have really nice dreams this year, dreams to excel or pass an exam, land a new job, improve …

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Nelson Mandela @ 100

Nelson Mandela

The world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s posthumous 100th birthday today. His life of purpose, knowledge, wisdom, and sacrifice continues to inspire us. Here are 10 things Mandela told us about life and education we all should think about and live by: 1. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. …

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Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators

I have always been a rebel, a rebel against content-cramming, and soulless educating in Nigeria. And I know what Mark Twain meant when he cautioned us not to “allow [your] schooling to interfere with your education”. By the way I have suffered for it, but that’s not the point of this post. Recently, I had …

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ACCA Certification for Accountants

ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global body of professional accountants. Founded in 1904, it is the world’s largest and most respected professional accountants association, with more than 370,000 students and members in 170 countries worldwide. The ACCA qualification is a passport to a new world of opportunity. Obtaining an ACCA membership …

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Zik on Education

Nnamdi Azikiwe

This is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe at the Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos in November, 1934. “The African should go beyond the veneer of knowledge. Ability to quote Shakespeare or Byron or Chaucer does not indicate original scholarship. The capacity to know what the periphrastic conjunction is, or to …

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Internal Auditor

We are happy to have Kehinde Ogunjemilusi on Professional Profiles this week. Kehinde is an Internal Auditor with two years’ experience in Auditing and Financial Accounting at a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria. She is smart, passionate about her job, and is a good example to young women in Nigeria. Career Prep NG: Thank you for taking …

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David and Goliath

Little David killed Goliath Hallelu-hallelujah Little David killed Goliath Hallelujah Little David was a shepherd boy He killed Goliath and shouted for joy, ‘Hey!’ Remember the children’s song? In David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell begins with the story of David and Goliath recorded in 1 Samuel 17 in the …

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Machine Learning Engineer

Can machines think? Can they behave like humans? Machine learning, an intersection of computer science, data analysis, software engineering, and artificial intelligence, is defined as a field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. A Machine Learning Engineer is someone who builds programs that help machines to analyse vast amounts …

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