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Nigerian Poet, Ojochide, Shares Story Of How Her Unemployed Father Killed The Dreams Of Her Mother

Many Nigerians online are saying it is an all-too-familiar reality after a Nigerian poet shared the story of how her father who she described as ”broke and unemployed” killed her mother’s dream of owning a school. Ojochide, who took to

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School Absenteeism Has Surprising Consequences Later In Life- Study

Kids who miss a lot of school from kindergarten to eighth grade may suffer surprising/unexpected costs as young adults, a new study finds. Researchers found that those who were more regularly absent in these early years of school were less

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Why You Shouldn’t Leave The Task Of Educating Your Child Entirely To Their Teachers

The Principal of United Junior Secondary School, Agugu, Ibadan, Mrs/ Christiana Oduola, has urged parents to be alive to their responsibility of raising and educating their children, since learning goes beyond what is taught within the four walls of a

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Nigerian Doctor, Afolabi Odunsi Explains Why Boys Outperform Girls In Mathematics

A medical doctor, Afolabi Odunsi, has given reasons why boys do better in mathematics and sciences than their girl counterparts and he believes the scale can be balanced with the effort of teachers. Odunsi, who was the guest speaker at

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To Discourage Toddler From Pulling Her Shoes, School Staff Cello-Tape Her Shoes To Her Legs | Yay or Nay?

A Nigerian mother took to Twitter to share her surprise from picking her daughter from school and finding the schoolgirl’s legs cello-taped to her shoes. The mum, @burberryzainab who thought it hilarious shared photos of what was obviously the school’s

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Inspirational: How A Nigerian Grandma Bagged Her PhD After Having Four Kids

‘If your dreams are big enough, there’s no stopping you’ is a valid assertion for a Nigerian mum, also a  grandma who has just earned a PHD. A mum has taken to her Twitter handle, @sophiebello to celebrate her own

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Experts Describe Ways To Help Your Kids Cope With Bullying, Teasing, Or Mean Gossip

Most kids, teens and even adults are subjected to some sort of bullying at school and workplace. Having a child bullied at school is one of the greatest fears of parents and research has shown that this fear is well-founded.

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Child Sexual Abuse! 9-Year-Old Boy Recounts How He Was Raped Repeatedly By Teacher

The menace of child sexual abuse is reaching a height and all parents should employ more vigilance as well as educate their wards on the increasing dangers of child sexual abuse out there. The plight of the girl child has

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Uplifting Update On Anambra Former Child Bride, Chikwendu

Cheering news from Anambra state as 15 year old former child bride, Miss Chikwendu, whose story made news in January this year, has completed her rehabilitation and is set to take on her dreams. Chikwendu’s forced marriage sparked widespread condemnation

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Why Girls In The UK Are Skipping School Calls For Some Reflection

As gender becomes more and more fluid in the Western countries, new challenges, it appears will surface almost at every turn. A few days ago, we reported an emerging problem where hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to

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Here’s Why Twitter User, Nicole Cliffe Is Urging Teachers To Not Ask Pupils What They Did During The Holidays | Do You Agree?

With schools resuming and fresh assignments, a Twitter user, Nicole Cliffe wants teachers to understand that questions like “What did you do on your summer holidays?” can be traumatic for some of the pupils. This is because not every child

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Why Asthma Attacks Is Likely To Triple When Kids Return To School In September – Study

A new study has showed that child asthma cases can triple at the start of the school year. The study was carried out by researchers from Public Health England and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and published in

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Kano State Government Threatens Parents And Children Who Flout Its New Law With Arrest

The Kano State government as part of efforts to see that every child gets an education in the state has concluded plans to send a bill to the state House Assembly to that effect. The governor of the State, Umar

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How To Tell If Your Child Is Happy Or Unhappy At School

It would be amazing if your child could just tell you that he was unhappy at school and why but some kids do often keep quiet about bad experiences away from home.   If your child is not volunteering any

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Nigerian Dad Mustapha Bulama, Advocates Teaching Kids Ethnic Tolerance And It Is A Success

A Nigerian dad from the northern extraction, Mustapha Bulama started a Twitter thread where he shared a photo of his son dressed in a Igbo attire for his school’s cultural day. He said his son made him buy the traditional

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Sad! Schoolgirl, 13, Terrified Of Her Parents Makes A Fatal Escape

A schoolgirl, Amber Peat, 13, who lived with her mother, Kelly Peat and step-father, Danny Peat, in Mansfield, England; after confiding in her teachers at school that she was afraid to go home likely hanged herself days after a family

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Dear MIMsters: Should I Bend Towards the Demands of My Daughter’s School Or Withdraw Her?

Dear mimsters I need urgent advice on this matter concerning my little girl and her school. Should I bend towards the school’s demand or withdraw my daughter? Here’s the deal. My daughter started school this year in August. I went

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Bauchi Government Shuts Down School Where Students Marry Themselves For N500

The Bauchi state government has just ordered the closing of a secondary school in the state capital where students wed themselves. Vanguard discovered that in one instance, a boy, who claimed to be the groom, paid N500 as dowry to marry a female

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New Beginnings: 9 Year old Lagos Boy who Vowed to be a “Yahoo Boy” Resumes School

Remember Segun, the 9-year-old Lagos boy who became an internet sensation after a video of himself declaring that he must become a ‘Yahoo boy’ went viral? (read here). Well, he has finally returned to school. For those who don’t know,

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Shocking Details Of How Bauchi Parents Withdraw Daughters From School To Prepare Them For Marriage

On Wednesday, Mrs Maryam Begel, the Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs, Bauchi House of Assembly, raised an alarm over female students in some schools in the state being withdrawn to engage in menial jobs to generate money for their

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Learning Styles In Children & How To Help Your Child Learn Better

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Learning in children is the way they respond to environmental, social, emotional and physical stimuli to understand new information while learning style is the way they absorb information and mentally process it. The literature on learning styles varies

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Remember Him? This is Baby Musa Who Was Abused And Mutilated By His Step Moms In Kano

Remember baby Musa, the 2-year-old boy who was abused and mutilated by his step mothers ( read here) who broke his legs broken and slit his tongue earlier this year in Kano?  He is now in perfect condition and has resumed

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Inspiring! See How Chinese Boy Without Legs Still Finds His Way To School

Despite being legless, Gao Zhiyu from China, has refused to allow his challenges prevent him from moving forward and reaching his goals. According to People’s Daily, a Chinese website, the 11-year-old physically challenged boy has been out of school for four years

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See How Secondary School Students Write Exams On Bare Floor In Akwa Ibom

This touching photo has been making waves on the social media showing the really pathetic state of some schools in Akwa Ibom state and the condition at which students learn in Nigeria. The photo above shows some students of Community Secondary

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