Category: Education


VERY IMPORTANT!!! KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC SCREENING EXAMINATION DATES(FULL DETAILS)

Candidates for the 2017/2018 Pre-Admission Screening Exercise should take note of the following:

1. The test would hold online, real time. Candidates should be mindful of the type of Cybercafe they patronize.

2. Schedules for the test are:

 Friday, 29th of September, 2017 All candidates who applied through UTME for: – Marketing Public Administration

Purchasing and Supply Saturday, 30th of September, 2017 All candidates who applied through UTME for: –

Accountancy Banking and Finance Business Administration Sunday, 1st of October, 2017 All candidates who

applied through UTME for: – Civil Engineering Technology Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Mineral

Resources and Petroleum Engineering Technology Metallurgical Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering

Technology Welding and Fabrication Technology Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology Mass

Communication Computer Science Office Technology and Management Monday 2nd of October, 2017 All

candidates who applied through UTME for: – Agricultural Technology Science Laboratory Technology Statistics

Hospitality Management Leisure and Tourism Architectural Technology Building Technology Estate Management

Quantity Surveying Surveying and Geo-informatics Urban and Regional Planning Transportation Management

Planning Tuesday, 3rd of October, 2017 All candidates who applied for HND (Full Time) and Part Time) in the

following programmes:- Accountancy Banking and Finance Business Administration Wednesday, 4th of October,

2017 All candidates who applied for HND (Full Time) and Part Time) in the following programmes:- Marketing

Public Administration Purchasing and Supply Thursday, 5th of October, 2017 All candidates who applied for HND

(Full Time) and Part Time) in the following programmes:- Civil Engineering Technology Electrical/Electronic

Engineering Technology Metallurgical Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Mining

Engineering Technology Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering

Technology Computer Science Office Technology and Management Friday, 6th of October, 2017 All candidates

who applied for HND (Full Time) and Part Time) in the following programmes:- Science Laboratory Technology

Statistics Hospitality Management Architectural Technology Building Technology Estate Management Quantity

Surveying Surveying and Geo-informatics Urban and Regional Planning

 

Akewusola L. Director, IICT

5 things you shouldn’t wear on an airplane

Going to the airport doesn’t mean you should be any less fashionable than you normally are. However, there are certain important things you should keep in mind when choosing your travel outfits. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 things you shouldn’t wear on an airplane.

travel outfits

 

Tight Clothes

No matter how fashionable you intend to be, try to ensure you refrain from wearing tight clothing while on an airplane. This is because those tight clothes can restrict blood flow in the already confined space of an airplane seat, which can lead to risks of deep vein thrombosis, aside the prevalent discomfort you’ll feel wearing the tight clothes. It is best to stick with wearing loose-fitting, natural and breathable fabrics when you intend to travel by air.

Dirty Clothes

This might seem obvious but you’ll be surprised at how many people don less than clean items of clothing on their bodies, throw on perfume or cologne so the clothes pass the ‘sniff test’ and then head off to the airport. However, they fail to realize that odours are intensified in an airplane, because many passengers are cramped in close quarters and stale air is recycled throughout the cabin for the duration of the flight. It is therefore important to reserve clean outfits for plane rides and go easy on perfumes or colognes.

Pajamas or Other House Wares

The fact that you are advised to wear comfortable clothing when in an airplane, doesn’t mean you should over do it and dress inappropriately all together, you’re still going out in public after all.

Complicated Outfits

A jumpsuit is a perfect example of a complicated outfit. It’s probably not best to wear outfits that will make going to the bathroom in the plane a herculean task, or that will make sitting down for extended periods (which is basically all you do on planes) extremely difficult.

 

Check the Airline’s Dress Code

Simply check the airlines dress code to avoid being turned away for wearing clothing items that are non-compliant. Some airlines don’t allow passengers to wear baggy or oversized clothing, mainly because those clothing items stir up the suspicion of airline personnel, as they will think you’re hiding something in all that clothing. Some airlines do allow such baggy clothing, but you might have a tough time at security checkpoints because of how meticulous the security personnel is likely going to be during your security check.

VERY IMPORTANT!!! 4 vital steps to take before quitting your job to start a business

A good number of us get bitten by the entrepreneurial bug when working as employees on a 9-5 job, and we get that zeal to start a business venture of our own. While this can be a great and extremely rewarding decision, it can also be tasking one, it is therefore important to keep some vital things in mind before quitting your job to start a business. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 vital steps to take before quitting your job to start a business.

quitting your job

Prepare for the Realities of Entrepreneurship

Becoming an entrepreneur has its good and glamorous sides, like becoming your own boss, making your own rules, building things up from the ground etc., but it also has its difficult sides. For one, most entrepreneurial ventures fail and the entrepreneurs end up having to go back to work as employees. Also, most of the successful entrepreneurs of today have had to deal with a lot of setbacks sometimes becoming broke in the process, coming to the brink of failure, or even eventually failing and having to pick up the pieces and get back up multiple times. Entrepreneurship is definitely not for the fainthearted and as rewarding as it can be, it can also be hard and extremely tasking.

Have a Solid Personal Financial Plan

Quitting your job to start a business means that you have to come to terms with the fact that your line of sustainable income is gone, and you will thus have to prepare for the hit your personal finance is going to take through the period of you trying to build up your business into one that you can draw reasonable revenue or income from. You first should consider how much money you need to continue your current lifestyle and compare it with how much money you actually have (savings included). If what you have can’t sustain your lifestyle, then it’s best you make more prudent adjustments to your current lifestyle. Also, you should have backup options to explore if you do run out of money in the meantime.

Don’t Burn Bridges

A good number of people quit their 9-5 jobs to start a business on very bad terms with their employers. They damn their employers and tell them off, exiting the job in an anything but smooth process. This should not be so. You should never burn your bridges in the professional world, especially with former employers, because you might need them in the future as clients, as partners to your business in a mutually beneficial relationship, or to even come back to work for them if your business idea doesn’t pan out as well as expected. Whatever the reason, you should never end things with your employer on bitter terms, and when you decide to leave, try as much as possible to make your exit from the company as smooth as possible to preserve important relationships.

Get Advice

As viable and brilliant  you think your business idea or business plan is, you should talk to others and get advice before you quit your job to start a business, don’t just rush into it. Talk to trusted friends and mentors about what they think of your business idea and how promising they believe it is. Reach out to people that have experience in building entrepreneurial ventures and those that have quit their jobs for it, ask them for practical advice and guidance on how to go about yours. Most importantly, talk to your spouse, children or close family members (especially those that you are financially responsible for), and explain to them the financial implications of what you are about to do, so they can prepare for it the best way they can.

Jamb To Announce Cut-off Marks For 2017 Admission On This Day (See Date)

he Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will announce the cut-off points for the 2017 admission exercise on Monday, August 21, 2017.

It also said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had given the Board approval to hold the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission. In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, the Board said the meeting would kick-start the 2017 admission exercise.

“This year, the Board has sent candidates who scored 100 and above in their JAMB examination to the institutions in its flexible admission policy for institutions to determine the suitability of the candidates in compliance with all laid down rules and regulations as determined by the proprietors of the institutions and approved by Senate of the various schools.

‘The Board will ensure that criterion set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of goal-post in the middle of the admission exercise. This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Registrar of the Board during the foundation laying ceremony for a 500 capacity twin CBT centre in Osogbo, Osun State, advised all CBT centre owners to ensure that their centres are up to date as the Board would not compromise on the 2018 accreditation exercise.

Little Mistakes That Ruin Students’ GPA In University[a must read]

or everything, there is a cause and effect. Your GPA doesn’t just go down without certain mistakes on your part. If you have realized that your academic performance needs attention, then it is not too late to take necessary actions. This article exposes the possible 15 mistakes that may have contributed to your GPA drop.

Using gpa calculator, so many persons are having less than 2.5 on a GPA scale of 5.0. Although there are events you cannot change or avoid; such as getting sick, getting bad news and so on. However, there are avoidable GPA killing mistakes.

This article is intended to answer the following frequently asked questions:

1. How do I raise my GPA in university?

2. What makes my GPA go down?

3. What are the strategies to raise my GPA in university?

4. What are the mistakes that kill GPA?

5. How do I maintain a good GPA?

6. Is it true that 100L and 200L GPA is usually low?

Identify them below and boost your performance as soon as possible.

GPA KILLING MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID.

1. FAILURE TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION

The 14 letters above is the grave where opportunities are buried. Don’t push things to the future if you can address them in the present. Killing time is not murder, it is suicide. Don’t wait for the exams to be close before you begin adequate preparations.

One reason you should stop swimming in the ocean of procrastination is that you cannot predict the future. Today is the only asset you are sure of. Say no to procrastination.

2. COMPARISON

Comparison is not a proof of anything. Life is not to compete but to complete. You say; “Mr A uses this approach and it works for him, so let me do the same” or “I want to be like peter”. Now, who is Peter? I don’t know but certainly not you. Just be unique; look for what produces the best result for you and stick to it.

3. PRIDE

Nothing kills your GP faster than when you begin to form ‘Mr Pompous’. when you are proud, you become too heavy for people to carry. Humble your self to learn what you don’t know. Ask questions, seek help even from your juniors.

4. YOU ARE TOO SHY

You are too shy to relate with people. Have you forgotten that according to research, you
remember a lot when you teach others or engage in group discussions? if your GP being affected because you are shy, it is time to work on yourself.

5. BAD COMPANY

Are your close friends those who are not serious academically? then stop complaining about your poor performance. Like I always say, your friends are the picture of your future. Review your association immediately.

6. YOU SLEEP TOO MUCH

You can’t be sleeping too much and expect your GPA to be awake. Too much Sleep hasn’t helped you o. You need to check and balance that thing that makes your eyes always close.

7. YOU BLAMES OTHERS

You always have reasons to blame your lecturers or friends for your poor performance. In the beginning, it was not so. The earlier you start taking full responsibilities for your life, the better.

8. YOUR LAST SUCCESS

You relaxed because you did very well the other time. Have you forgotten so soon that your last achievement is your greatest enemy? it doesn’t make sense, but it does. Look back occasionally but forward continuously.

9. YOU SETTLED FOR LESS

You decided to take anything that comes your way. Have you forgotten that any GP can be 0.5? go for what you want. Don’t let anyone tell you to settle for less. Your GPA trend continues until you decide to aim for the very best.

10. INCONSISTENCY

It is better to die standing than to continuously live in your kneels. Don’t have a scattered academic or reading life. Be consistent in your dealings.

11. SKIPPING CLASSES

Some of the things your lecturer say in class are the prophecies of your exam questions. You skipped the class, there you missed the rhema. Academic Rhema is the key to your success.

12. YOU DIDN’T COMPLETE THE SCHEME

The part you left out may likely come out on the exam. Try to cover as much as possible before the exam. The issue of not completing the scheme can be overcome by starting early and being consistent.

13. ADDICTION TO TECHNOLOGY

Your addiction to Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, twitter, games, films, phones and so on, are not helping matters as well. Try to put some limits on your social life.

14. NOT IMPROVING YOURSELF

Self improvement is the beginning of self discovery. Don’t use last session’ information to solve this semester’s reality. Learn how to answer exam questions. 15a in school politics/unionism you are there without thinking of what brought you to campus it will also make your GPA drop

15b . DISTRACTIONS FROM OPPOSITE SEX

You should be able to explain this one better. You are permitted to allow distractions from the opposite see b . That is, if it doesn’t’ affect your GPA. Else, run very fast. Tell yourself the truth in this aspect. I just want to make common sense..

Source : Flashlearners

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