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Blog posts : "Education"

Lebialem-Cameroon: The untold part of the curious journey

By Aloysius AGENDIA                                  

 In a bid to tell the world about Lebialem, The Post on its website published an article titled The Curious Journey to Lebialem laced with generalised utterances, hasty observations and loose statements.  Without questioning the prolific, imaginative, and creative skills of the writer, the article which was an excellent prose though, failed to paint a real picture of Lebialem and at best, it could be said it was misleading. This might have been as a result of the writer’s lack of knowledge on Lebialem and its history and certainly because his journey to the division was meant for something else. This is supported by the fact that the article was not accompanied by any picture. The picture used online in a different website to promote the article was not taken by the writer or a photographer of his media housed despite the fact that he had been there for a couple of days.

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Cameroonian intelligentsia: Education and political interference

When even war ravaged Somalia supersedes Cameroon

By Aloysius AGENDIA

 Any reliable educational system aimed at inculcating veritable knowledge to students for self and community development is certainly very cautious of  its leaders making fanatical, divisive and partisan political linings.   Teachers in general and university professors  in particular, have the obligation of   not only imparting knowledge, but above all, helping students build independent, critical and analytic minds, to be able address situations.  Professors and university lecturers make a great bulk of the intelligentsia of most societies.

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Life and studies in Sweden / Free Education is over

Sweden that used to hitherto offer free education to foreign students has made it clear that  international students from outside the EU region will begin paying fees as from the 2011/2012 academic year. The government tabled the bill to the parliament in February.  The exact amount of fees to be has not yet been disclosed. However, some people say it will ranged between 8 and 12 dollars US dollars per academic year while  others say the fees would be decided by various institutions.

There is however, agreement  by many international students to the fact  that for any thing near a quarter of 8000 dollars to be imposed as fees, Sweden would not only need to improve  on the quality of education offered international students, but also open it hitherto extremely closed job market to foreigners. Sweden is one of the four countries of the Scandinavia including Norway, Denmark and Finland. It has a population of 9 million people among which 1 million are immigrants according to public sources. In recent years Sweden has been an “Eldorado” of studies for thousands of migrants from around the globe.

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Africa: Publish or Perish

Africa: Publish or Perish

There is the growing need for Africa and Africans to tell their own stories in the way they want and how they want people to perceive them. My stay in Europe has made me to understand that people have very parochial knowledge of Africa. For some, it is even a country. Sa…

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ENS Maroua: Mediocrity versus meritocracy in Cameroon

 

ENS Maroua: Mediocrity versus meritocracy in Cameroon

While in Cameroon, I was overwhelmed when I heard about the creation of the Advanced Teacher Training College in Maroua. I knew it would create jobs and also happy that it would spur the people of the grand north to be more interested in…

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Sweden, English language, foreign students and jobs

Sweden, English language, foreign students and jobs

Sweden is one of the countries of the Scandinavia. Until late 2000, it was little known, but her free education and "open door" policy with regards to immigration has made Sweden a destination for many, especially students, most of whom want to…

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Life and studies in Sweden

Sweden is one of the four countries of the Scandinavia including Norway, Denmark and Finland. It has a population of 9 million people among which 1 million are immigrants according to public sources. In recent years Sweden has been an “Eldorado” of studies for thousands of migrants from around t…

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Lectures about blogs, MAGJ 2008

So far we talked about blogging, and some of its technical aspects. After my four years experience in Cameroon as a local journalist working with L'Efort camerounais and Lebialemportal - www.lebialem.com, i deemed it necessary to continue my studies with a Masters in Global Journalism at Orebro Uni…

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