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NATION BUILDING

NATION BUILDING

The role of quality education

In nation building cannot be overemphasised

Quality education paves the way

For utilisation of human resources

To create, develop and manage

Various economic activities

Quality education also boosts

Scientific breakthroughs

And technological inventions

Which lead to nation building

But the reverse is the case

When there is low quality education

Anyone that is not ready to learn/study

Is not expected to enroll in an educational institution

Examination racketeering

Destroys the standard of education

And consequently halts economic growth

An attempt to subvert a nation

Doesn’t require the use of

Missiles, atomic bomb and biological weapons

Lowering the standards of education is enough

To mar all economic activities                      

When examination malpractices  become rampant

And the unstudious students become graduates

Patients will die

In the hands of such doctors

Buildings will collapse

In the hands of such engineers

Money will be lost

In the hands of such accountants

A country will not develop

In the hands of such economists

Fairness will never be

The focus of such judges

Quality Education is a jewel

Of inestimable value

Quality education begets economic booms

And social progress

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Kind Words

KIND WORDS

Communication is an integral aspect of human life

Words are used in conversations

A word is the combination of consonants and vowels

To form a syllable or syllables

Any word that is spoken and heard by others

Can never be taken back

It becomes permanent in people’s minds

A word can bring tears

And a word can also bring smiles or laughter

Words can build

Words can demolish

Good use of words

Promotes peaceful co-existence

Harsh words make a person sad

A sad person may consequently react

If they have the might to do so

Kind words can resolve

A long term dispute

At home, use kind words

As these set the foundation of a happy home

 And prevent resentment

At school, use good words among your colleagues

As these strengthen your friendship,

And prevent a fight

And also help in learning activities

Learning is difficult in an unpeaceful environment  

At your place of work

Use good words among co-workers

As these enhance friendship

And accelerate production processes

Mean words can cause a fight

Leading to a decrease in production level

In a society, good words foster love and togetherness

A gathering of a million people

Can be scattered

By unpleasant words

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UNEMPLOYMENT

UNEMPLOYMENT

At a certain age in life

Every man compulsorily needs

A job as a source of income to cater for their

Feeding, clothing, rent, utilities,

General upkeep and so on

But when a person has no day job

Or any legitimate source of income

It becomes very difficult

To cater for these necessities

Joblessness makes someone joyless

If you can’t secure a job

With your academic credentials /certificates

Think over other legitimate ways

Of making ends meet

Look around and strategise

You can learn a trade

Within a few months

You can also engage in

Small scale productions

And become an employer of labour

Or by marketing consumables/items

Some small scale agricultural productions

Are also a good alternative

Furthermore, thanks to God, thanks to technology

There are manifold IT skills

That can bring you income

From a corner in your room

Some active youths use their smart phones

To create graphics for companies and business organisations

And earn their living from it

There are also technical skills

That can turn your life around

As an idle hand

Always tends to perpetrate evils

Avoid sedentary lifestyle

Inability to secure

A white collar job or lucrative job

Shouldn’t be an excuse

For indulging in illicit acts

Avoid vile actions

 Don’t circumvent to make money

Because you’re a job-hunter

When you have a positive mindset

God will steer you

In the right direction

Some big men make huge income

Not by using their academic credentials

But by venturing into personal productive activities

The path to success is not linear,

It’s a very wide path

Be an astute educated person

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APOLOGY

APOLOGY

In our daily lives

We make mistakes or wrong others

During different activities

At home, school, workplace,

Marketplace, sports ground

Even in the general public

We make mistakes

Because all humans are imperfect

Only God is infallible

To err is human

But when we tender an abject apology

In the right place, at the right time

This erases ill feeling

 From the mind of

The person that was offended

Saying sorry soberly

Can resolve an issue totally

But it is bad

To deliberately or intentionally

Do a wrong deed

Thinking that you will apologise afterwards

Remember that some are unforgiving persons

They may forgive by words of their mouths

And retain animosity in their hearts

Try to avoid things that can

Lead to issues, arguments and quarrels

And whenever there is one

Try to apologise and reconcile

If you’re at fault

Without a delay

Afterwards, do good deeds to the person

That had been offended

As this will help

To erase bad thoughts

Let your words and actions

Show that you’re truly sorry

Avoid repeating such mistake(s)

A pigheaded offender

Makes situations more difficult for himself

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GASTRONOMY

GASTRONOMY

Food is highly essential

To the body system

All living creatures,

Humans and lower animals

Compulsorily need food to survive

Without food, the body system

Would not function properly

Without food, the body would be feeble

And this leads to absence of

Strength and energy

 To carry out our daily activities

Each type of food

Performs certain function(s)

That keeps the body in proper shape

Nutritious food improves the body metabolism

And keeps the body in good condition

Junk food hampers the body system

And can also cause ill health

Adopt hygienic methods

When preparing your food

Always eat good food

Not necessarily expensive food items

 Hence; a balanced diet

 Some of the diseases that affect man

Are caused by food intake

Don’t ever put anything in your mouth

In the name of food

Avoid any food that

Endangers your health

Always eat hygienic meals

To keep your body healthy always

Hygienic food enriches the body system

No food, no life.

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THE SCHOOL MORNING ASSEMBLY

THE SCHOOL MORNING ASSEMBLY

Early in the morning

Students line up in rows

In an orderly manner

For collective prayers

And to inculcate ethical values

To listen to information

And common announcements

And also to gear pupils up

And prepare them for

A thorough school work

The morning assembly

Helps students have a sense of belonging

Towards their schools

Some manners like coming early to the assembly ground

 Keeping quiet and calm

 Listening attentively to the speaker

Avoiding talking, murmuring, whispering

And any other acts that can disturb

Or cause distractions will make

The assembly ground serves its purpose

Learning in the school starts from the assembly ground

Invaluable information about a school, the community,

Current affairs and the society at large

Is passed to students on the assembly ground

To keep learners abreast of

Relevant forthcoming events

And important things they need to know

The root of the success of some people in life

Came from the information

They had heard in the school assembly

A student that is not present

In the school assembly may be

Unaware of crucial upcoming events

They can also be misinformed

Being regularly present in the assembly ground

Couple with other proper conduct

Are signs of seriousness at school

There is a strong possibility,

That a student who often stays away

From the school morning assembly

Is an unserious pupil

Perpetual late-coming to school shows

An unpleasant, undedicated and nonchalant

Attitude towards learning

The school morning assembly is the

First place of learning in the school system

Therefore, every student is expected

To be present at such indispensable gathering

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DO GOOD TO OTHERS

DO GOOD TO OTHERS

No one can live in isolation

No one can live his life all alone

Nobody can carry out all his undertakings

And successfully complete them

Without relating with people

We live among people

So to speak, neighbours

We learn together with people

We refer to them as classmates/coursemates

At workplace we mix with people

These are co-workers

We are brought up

Within the family circle

And as we live

We continue to meet and interact with others

A prudent behaviour

Is to relate cordially with anyone and everyone

Promote love not hatred

Always make those who relate with you

At any point in time

Experience warmth and affection

In your attitudes and conduct

Never treat anybody anyhow

Because you think that

You may not meet them again in life

Don’t be a misanthrope

Who hates humans and creates problems for them

Any good deed you do today

Is not done in vain

Good deeds bring good fortunes to the doer

While evil deeds bring bad results to a culprit

Help don’t wreck

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SLANDERING

SLANDERING

Telling lies about someone else

Behind their back

Telling untrue stories

About an innocent person

To tarnish their reputation

Creating bad image of such person

In the minds of people

Maligning someone else

Are forms of character assassination

That had contributed

No small amount

To the fight, rancour, grudges, malice

And absence of love among mankind

Cooking up a lie about an individual

Has an enormous negative impact

In the minds of listeners

And this explains why

Only a very few people

Would try to verify

The authenticity of such saying

Many would rather ingest the fallacy

And have believe in it

And go as far as to

Bringing up negative reactions

They belittle and degrade 

The person in question

Slandering is an evil act

That exists among friends, neighbours,

At workplace, family groups

In a community and political circles

It destroys public confidence in the victim

Slandering is an arrow

Targeted to hit and change people’s mind

Thereby, turning love to hate

Friend to foe

Politeness to animosity

Cordiality to constraint

Slandering is a great sin

It brings disunity to human society

A murderer and a slanderer

Have something in common

One kills a soul

While the other kills human reputation

 Slandering can never promote harmony

Desist from it

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TAKE TO CORRECTION

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TAKE TO CORRECTION

A significant way of achieving success

In learning process in the school

While learning a craft or trade

Or during certain training in a workshop

And which also helps humans

In individual development

So as to achieve an objective/goal

Is to be willing to accept corrections

And adopting corrective actions

To make things right

A significant character that makes you

Improve on whatever you’re taught

And also lets you know

How to change your

Inaccurate notions in any learning process

Incorrect approach to solving a problem in classroom

Is by leaving your previous mistakes

And adhering to the correction that had been spelt out

By a teacher, tutor, trainer, instructor and the like

In school, apart from some other reasons

 Students perform woefully

Mainly because they had failed to take to correction

They tend to repeat their previous mistakes

In subsequent class work, assessment test and exam

A child that is willing to be useful

To his family and the society in the future

Must always be ready to take to correction

Whenever he is corrected by elders

And this should not be done reluctantly or cheerlessly

 But with a sincere heart

Doing so will develop a sound moral rectitude in him

And make him a promising child

That will bring positive changes to his family

Community, society and his nation

Endeavour to take to genuine correction

As this makes you change for the better

Leave the wrong idea and

Adhere to the right notion

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PROVIDENCE

PROVIDENCE

A wise way of living

Is to plan for a better future

For yourself, your family, your community,

And the world at large

Look beyond the horizon

Work on goals

That will better your lot in future

An opportunity that is readily available today

May become scarce/unrealisable tomorrow

But whatever you can make out of it today

Will be something to fall back on later in life

What do you do with the huge profits

You make daily in your business?

Do you think every business flourishes forever?

Your father’s wealth may vanish

When he passes away

Why not endeavour to build yours

Through diligence, morality and financial discipline

Don t waste any opportunity

It may not come your way again

Remember that as you grow older

The veins, muscles and organs

Which give strength become weak

Ability to run up and down

To struggle through life

Becomes drastically reduced

Whatever you make with your energy now

Becomes your source of income and welfare

Every man for himself

If today is so sweet

 Think of tomorrow

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