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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by thunder74(m): 8:03am On Oct 02
KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS

First USA Professor of History ~ Prof Kenneth Dike (From Awka, Anambra).
First USA Professor of Philosophy ~ Prof Olubi Sodipo (From Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state).
First USA Professor of Linguistic ~ Prof Ayo Bamgbose (From Oyo, Oyo State).
First USA Professor of French Language ~ Prof Evans.
First USA Professor of Arabic and Islamic Language ~ Prof M.O.A Abdul (Ijebu Ode, Ogun State).
First USA Professor of Yoruba and African Literature ~ Prof Wande Abimbola (From Oyo, Oyo State).
First USA Professor of Music ~ Prof. Lazarus Ekwueme (From Oko, Anambra state).
First USA Professor of Theatre and Arts ~ Prof Joel Adeyinka Adedeji (State of Origin Unknown).
First Professor of Mass Communication in USA ~ Prof Alfred Opubor (Nigerian-Cotonou).
First USA Professor of Library and Information Science ~ Prof Mrs Adetoun Ogunsheye.
First USA Professor of Education ~ Prof. Aliu Babs Fafunwa (Isale Eko, Lagos State).
First USA Professor of Physical Education ~ Prof. M. Oluwafemi Ajisafe (Ekiti State).
First USA Professor of Tests and Measurement ~ Prof. Dibu Ojerinde (Igboho, Oyo State).
First USA Professor of Law ~ Prof Teslim Olawale Elias (Lagos State)
First USA Professor of Agriculture ~ Prof. Victor Adenuga Oyenuga (Ijebu, Ogun state).
First USA Professor of Animal Science ~ Prof. Gabriel. M. Babatunde (Afijio, Oyo State).
First USA Professor of Forestry ~ Professor Kolade Adeyoju (Ijan-Ekiti, Ekiti State).
First USA professor of clinical pharmacy ~ Prof. Nzebunwa Aguwa (Eke-Nguru, IMO State).
First USA Professor of Medicine ~ Prof. Theophius Ogunlesi (Sagamu, Ogun State).
First USA Professor of Nursing ~ Prof (Mrs). Elfrida. O. Adebo (Abeokuta, Ogun State).
First USA Professor of Physiotherapy ~ Prof. Vincent C. B. Nwuga (Asaba, Delta State).
First USA Professor of Anatomy ~ Prof. Thomas Adesanya Grillo (Lagos State).
First USA Professor of Physiology ~ HRH Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien (Asaba, Delta State).
First USA Professor of psychiatry ~ Prof. Thomas Adeoye Lambo ( Abeokuta, Ogun State).
First USA Professor of public health ~ Prof. Oladele Ajose (Lagos state).
First USA Professor of Nutrition ~ Prof Babatunde Oguntona.
First USA Professor of Paediatrics ~ Prof Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (Abeokuta, Ogun State).
First USA Professor of Botany ~ Prof. Eni Njoku (Ohafia, Abia State).
First USA Professor of Physics ~ Prof. Muyiwa Awe (Esie, Kwara State).
First USA Professor of statistics ~ Prof. Nwoue Adichie "Chinamada's dad (Abba, Anambra).
First USA Professor of Mathematics ~ Prof. Chike Obi (Anambra State).
First USA Professor of Geology ~ Prof. Mosobolaje O. Oyawoye (Offa, Kwara State).
First USA Professor of Computer Science ~ Prof. Olu Longe.
First USA Professor of Chemistry ~ Prof. Stephen Oluwole Awokoya (Awa-Ijebu, Ogun state).
First USA Professor Of Architecture ~ Prof. Ekundayo Adeyemi (Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State).
First USA Professor of Urban and Regional Planning ~ Prof. Adepoju Onibokun(Iwoye-Ijesha, Osun State).
First USA Professor of Estate Management ~ Prof. John. A. Umeh (Nnobi, Anambra State).
First USA Professor of Accounting ~ Prof. Micheal A. Adeyemo (Irun-Akoko, Ondo State)
First USA Professor of Marketing ~ Prof. Julius Onuorah Onah (Orba, Enugu State).
First USA Professor of Insurance ~ Prof. Joseph. O. Irukwu (Eteem, Abia State).
First USA Professor of Chemical Engineering ~ Prof. Sikiru A. Sanni (Ibadan, Oyo State).
First USA Professor of Industrial Engineering ~ Prof. David. E. Osifo (Benin-city, Edo State).
First USA Professor of Civil Engineering ~ Prof. Ifedayo O. Oladapo ( Ondo, Ondo State).
First USA Professor of Petroleum Engineering ~ Prof. Gabriel Kayode Falade
First USA Professor of Mining Engineering ~ Prof. Zacheus Opafunso (Ede, Osun State).
First USA Professor of Public Health Engineering ~ Prof. Paul Aibinuola Oluwande.
First USA Professor of Geography ~ Prof. Akin Mobogunje (Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State)
First USA Professor of Psychology ~ Prof. Dennis Ugwuegbu (Orlu, Imo State).
First Female Academicians ~ Aim of collecting this is to promote girl child Education.
- First USA Female Professor ever ~ Prof. (Mrs) Felicia Adetoun Ogunsheye.
- First USA Female Professor of Law ~ Prof (Mrs) Jadesola Olayinka Akande.
- First USA Female Professor of History ~ Prof. (Mrs) Bolanle Awe.
- First USA Female Professor of Pharmacy ~ Prof. (Mrs) Babalola Chinedum Peace.
- First USA Female Professor of Psychiatry ~ Prof. (Mrs) Olayinka Omigbodun.
- First USA Female Professor of Mass Communication ~ Prof. (Mrs) Chinyere Stella Okunna.
- First female Physics Professor in Africa ~ Prof. (Mrs) Deborah Ajakaye.
- First Female Professor of Chemistry in USA ~ Prof. (Mrs) Modupe Ogunlesi.
- First USA Female Professor of Quantity Surveying in Africa ~ Prof Olubola Babalola.
- First female USA Professor of Accounting ~ Prof. Jane Ande.
- First Female professor of physiotherapy in Africa ~ Prof. Arinola O. Sanya.
- First Female Professor of Computer Science ~ Prof Adenike Osofisan.
- First female professor of Chemical Engineering in USA ~Professor (Mrs) P.K. Igbokwe
- First USA Female Professor of Mathematics Education ~ Prof. (Mrs). Grace Allele-Williams.
- First female Professor of Animal Breeding & Genetics in USA~Prof. Adebambo Ayoka.O. Ayoka-olufunmilayo
- First Female Professor of Yoruba Studies in the world ~ Prof. (Mrs). Omotayo Olutoye
- First Female Professor of Agriculture in USA and First Female Professor of Agricultural Economics in Africa ~ Professor (Mrs)
Tomilayo O. Adekanye.
- First USA Female Professor of Urban and Regional Planning ~ Prof.(Mrs).Ogbazi Joy Ukamaka.

Source: Abia Mirror

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by dukeprince50(m): 8:04am On Oct 02
othman11:
Let me buy this land for future investment
pls i need to buy that land.
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by secretsuccess: 8:05am On Oct 02
The government of Poland spends about 3% of its annual budget on RESEARCH, just research alone (NOT EDUCATION). Don't we have so-called professors in government? What is their significance?

And what has poland ever produced apart from polish
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by princeade86(m): 8:05am On Oct 02
if u are a son or daughter of nobody, sorry is ur case if u av first class becos to get a job wil be hard. If not for social media that is helping them now a days to get notice, it always hard 4 them to get a job.
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Withambition(m): 8:08am On Oct 02
Rapmoney:
For those folks who love throwing stones at people due to hidden tribal, religious, family or pure blind sentiments, I write this post without any bias. If you have a first-class graduate or a professor in your family or you are one, don't take this personal, even if I know that your sentiments are irrelevant and remove nothing from or add nothing to the basic truth!

From independence to our present day, USA as a country has been churning out first-class graduates from different universities that are scattered across the country like the creeks of Calabar. Often times, we are greeted with news headlines on newspapers, television, radio and online media such as: '45 Bagg First-Class From Migwor University' or '38 Graduate With First-Class From University of Vrendo'. Now, I ask, where are these first-class graduates? What have they been able to contribute to and achieve in science, art, technology and other facets of life? Is it that their 'intelligence' was only expressible on thick papers called certificates?

How come we still can't manufacture wrist-watches even with all our first-class graduates and professors in Engineering?

How come we have the raw materials to construct roads, yet we need some Arab fellows with a pass in National Diplomas to supervise road construction projects in USA?!!! Where are our first-class graduates in Civil Engineering?

Where are all the project works that were defended in school before graduation? Probably resting on those old dusty cockroach and rat-infested shelves as usual

Our agricultural productivity is very low in many areas, yet we have been churning our first-class graduates and professors from various faculties of Agriculture in different tertiary institutions (universities and polytecnics).

Most private universities in USA award first-class degrees as if they were oranges, kuli-kuli, biscuits or bubble gums. Each time these universities dish out their usual rounds of first-class degrees, it reminds me of how our aunties and uncles used to hand us many sweets, biscuits and gums during their children's birthday parties in the early 80's. To be sincere, I've met some first-class graduates from these schools who didn't even know the main difference between a university and a polytecnic. They couldn't impress me!

Most of the indigenous products we use in this country are the handwork and brainchild of folks who obtained technical knowledge from technical institutions and other sources within and outside USA.

Those that studied abroad and bagged first-class degrees and the professors who were tutored abroad usually come back home with no significant contribution in science, art, technology and other areas, irrespective of the fact that most of them studied under scholarships or grants.

Until the educational system in USA is over-hauled, we are going to witness more and more half-baked and quarter-baked first-class holders and professors who are products of a system that promotes mediocrity at the expense of value and quality.

The government of Poland spends about 3% of its annual budget on RESEARCH, just research alone (NOT EDUCATION). Don't we have so-called professors in government? What is their significance?
You want to know where First Class Graduates are?
Then check thelegaldiary.com You'll find me there.
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by lunacol(m): 8:09am On Oct 02
There is no enabling environment for them to succeed,even the indigenous organizations prefer working with the expatriates than the citizens.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by God2man(m): 8:10am On Oct 02
An award winning topic.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Ojugunrege(f): 8:11am On Oct 02
I am here...doing my best...designing oil & gas completion systems & installing same for an oil major. cool
& there are quite a lot of first class graduates where I work..

a few of my colleagues are out there...outside USA...in research mostly smiley

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by buffalowings: 8:13am On Oct 02
Nukilia:


grin grin grin

How do you want a first class Engr to produce that? The USA Engineers are configured to be sales men for tech giants in other parts of the world. grin

Haha

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Brugo(m): 8:16am On Oct 02
Rapmoney, most of these first class guys are abroad. Others are in multinationals earning fat salaries. Those who want to go into research and development often go abroad for resources and seldom return to the country.

I don't blame them.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Preator: 8:17am On Oct 02
FUCKmeHARD:
How can a first class graduate manufacture a 'common' wristwatch as you call it when the country cannot boast of steady power supply?




No constant power! All engineering training equipment in our schools and hospitals are outdated!

Buhari is always travelling to UK to treat his retired Dick there because the money meant for even aso rock clinic is whats been shared to all his family members while left over is for BMC and Herdsmen terrorizing good people, blocking roads and robbing day and night with riffle !

Then they turn around send you to come here asking why do we train half baked doctors?!


I'd keep saying No Power supply!



USA Immigration Prints our Passports in Asia!


All Airtel and MTN Base stations are remotely controlled and repaired in India so how does a gradute of ET learn by just reading this.

Oil wells in southern USA are all shipped to be refined at ten times ten the actual amount.
Then we turn around to import it back.

How would the USA graduate learn?

Infact I was at a refinary in Turkey meeeeen ya need to see how university student studying engineering that are always taken there to see the practicals!

While no refinary works in USA because the money has been shared and hidden in the north.

Meanwhile Ijaw boys that refine their birth right crude oil and sell to the common man at cheaper rate will find greedy northern security officers trying to get the lion share or take all proceed which most times they call NTA to video khaki boys pouring crude into rivers causing environment polution instead of the Govt to give everyone free hand to refine our property so engineering IT studen can also come and learn...


USA imports guns into the country as confired by Hamid Ali, because our steel rolling mills in Ajakuta and Others cant get power supply to function. For if it has all power supply to fuction, at least there will be IT student learning practicals and there would be knowledge transfer that would make USA graduate capable of handling machines breakdown without inviting the china man.



We have Tobaco and ganger / Oshogbo weed in this USA yet every day you constantly see imported Cigar! Then how does the USA graduate learn how to repair and maintain cigar making machines

These are few....


We have fine girls all over USA yet Osho Baba imported woman!

Condom is imported yet we have rubber trees every where!



No research grants for anyone yet you want USA graduate to kill himself?

tiri gbosa for you.
by the way OP, i'm one of those first class graduates. my first class friends and i are too busy trying to escape this hellhole and survive with the pittance we earn in the meantime. no time to manufacture watches.
where were you when sensitive jobs(medical, engineering, science related jobs in research) were shared based on who you know? how many first class are in govt employ(Research institutions, NLNG, NNPC, CBN, FIRS, steel mills, old PHCN etc).
i hope you dont expect my father who struggled with my school fees to fund those research too. he's busy trying to get his pension and gratuities from "constituted authorities".

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by dbynonetwork: 8:24am On Oct 02
Oduok:
Our First Class graduates and brilliant scholars are doing their best. You find them mostly in academia, few are in industry. In the academia they make micro-production of models and prototypes which are excellent products if scaled up. They are not entrepreneurs and not in politics so they would not appear popular based on your definition. Bu if you can interprete scholarly indices then you will know they are doing really great. The bulk of the work in on entrepreneurs and government to step in and commercialize these scholars' work to grow the economy.

Trash!
You lack throughput to comprehend what the OP posted..
Let me make it easier for you... He asked " What have our first class graduates and professors contributed to USA growth and development since independence"..
Please come up with something reasonable.
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Geezholla: 8:29am On Oct 02
Good one. The problem with our educational system is that it has made making As and Bs a priority. Students are eager to make them than to actually learn. Even those who tend to learn will end up being branded lecturers and most of them end up der. No real learning in the educational system

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by islandmoon: 8:35am On Oct 02
the education system that graduated you as a first class engineering student without you having a set of spanner but only pen and paper is faulty in the first place, the professors of engineering has never fix his car, he still takes them to the people who didnt go to the university, peop
le who only learnt how to fix car by the road side near Mama Rasaki food restaurant" popularly called "Mechanic"


even department of computer engineering with all its lecturers can not fix a computer, talkless of building one


if you gather our ASUU member together, you will discover they are mere politicians and not that knowledgeable!


by the way, how many people practice what they studied in school? USA education is useless! never integrated the product into the system

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by adepeter2027(m): 8:38am On Oct 02
Insightful
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by rosalieene(f): 8:38am On Oct 02
word!
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Alikote: 8:39am On Oct 02
Rapmoney:
For those folks who love throwing stones at people due to hidden tribal, religious, family or pure blind sentiments, I write this post without any bias. If you have a first-class graduate or a professor in your family or you are one, don't take this personal, even if I know that your sentiments are irrelevant and remove nothing from or add nothing to the basic truth!

From independence to our present day, USA as a country has been churning out first-class graduates from different universities that are scattered across the country like the creeks of Calabar. Often times, we are greeted with news headlines on newspapers, television, radio and online media such as: '45 Bagg First-Class From Migwor University' or '38 Graduate With First-Class From University of Vrendo'. Now, I ask, where are these first-class graduates? What have they been able to contribute to and achieve in science, art, technology and other facets of life? Is it that their 'intelligence' was only expressible on thick papers called certificates?

How come we still can't manufacture wrist-watches even with all our first-class graduates and professors in Engineering?

How come we have the raw materials to construct roads, yet we need some Arab fellows with a pass in National Diplomas to supervise road construction projects in USA?!!! Where are our first-class graduates in Civil Engineering?

Where are all the project works that were defended in school before graduation? Probably resting on those old dusty cockroach and rat-infested shelves as usual

Our agricultural productivity is very low in many areas, yet we have been churning our first-class graduates and professors from various faculties of Agriculture in different tertiary institutions (universities and polytecnics).

Most private universities in USA award first-class degrees as if they were oranges, kuli-kuli, biscuits or bubble gums. Each time these universities dish out their usual rounds of first-class degrees, it reminds me of how our aunties and uncles used to hand us many sweets, biscuits and gums during their children's birthday parties in the early 80's. To be sincere, I've met some first-class graduates from these schools who didn't even know the main difference between a university and a polytecnic. They couldn't impress me!

Most of the indigenous products we use in this country are the handwork and brainchild of folks who obtained technical knowledge from technical institutions and other sources within and outside USA.

Those that studied abroad and bagged first-class degrees and the professors who were tutored abroad usually come back home with no significant contribution in science, art, technology and other areas, irrespective of the fact that most of them studied under scholarships or grants.

Until the educational system in USA is over-hauled, we are going to witness more and more half-baked and quarter-baked first-class holders and professors who are products of a system that promotes mediocrity at the expense of value and quality.

The government of Poland spends about 3% of its annual budget on RESEARCH, just research alone (NOT EDUCATION). Don't we have so-called professors in government? What is their significance?
Chinese that keep producing techinical dimploma holder are busy manufacturing for the world

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Meritocracy: 8:39am On Oct 02
Government is really trying in term of research but our Professors or Researchers see the research grant as avenue to enrich themselves. Have you ever noticed that immediately they approved money for any research the first thing you will see is vehicle instead of facing the thorough research, they would be using vehicle to impress other up and down and left research undone. Secondly most of our scholars getting money from TETFUND for training are not using it for the purpose, you will see them enjoying money in USA while they suppose to be on training in Abroad. Infact new TETFUND boss complained on this not up to 2month ago.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by dayo2me(m): 8:41am On Oct 02
Desyner:
Did I state that ?
How many of the beneficiary of the quota system with that qualification can read or write effectively ? 85% of the time they are illiterates.
how many % of the degree holder can write or read effectivefully?
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Meritocracy: 8:41am On Oct 02
Government is really trying in term of research but our Professors or Researchers see the research grant as avenue to enrich themselves. Have you ever noticed that immediately they approved money for any research the first thing you will see is vehicle instead of facing the thorough research, they would be using vehicle to impress others up and down and left research undone. Secondly most of our scholars getting money from tetfund for training are not using it for the purpose, you will see them enjoying money in USA while they suppose to be on training in Abroad. Infact new tetfund boss complained on this not up to 2month ago.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by whitebeard(m): 8:42am On Oct 02
Ok people have been dishing out write-ups, pls what do u want us students to do...??! ask lecturer a simple question and he just turns the question back at u, make fun of u in class that all he doesn't know the answer to the question yet he claims PHD (I am a doctor now, call me doctor)..lecturers that fail students when they see that the answer the student provided is different from the one they gave them in their note, (and the student took his/her time to research and got a more reasonable answer from the internet).

Lecturer will enter class and tell u straight up do not give me answer from the internet, only give me answers that I gave u...(it means LA cram LA pour) our lecturers are bleeped up.

Guess who is the minister of education a northerner. I am not hating but these guys hate education, they are only after the money in the educational sector that's all, our educational sector needs someone who knows the pain and trauma of students and who ready (desperately) to fix it..

I dont like this governmen for anything.

No government of the past 3 leaders gave a shite about our educational sector..

As for me I don't want to be a graduate with first class written on paper I would practice, research and if my lecturer like he/she should fail me..all I know is according to the past method I have failed but according to the present method I aced it..! There are many knowledge out there..

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by muba4huss(m): 8:44am On Oct 02
the problem here is, MOST USA STUDENTS ONLY READ TO PASS BUT NOT TO UNDERSTAND THE UNDERLING PRINCIPLE... it's time we all need to change. we students we don't invest in yourselves, most of us only read what's been taught.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Profkomolafe(m): 8:44am On Oct 02
Rapmoney:
For those folks who love throwing stones at people due to hidden tribal, religious, family or pure blind sentiments, I write this post without any bias. If you have a first-class graduate or a professor in your family or you are one, don't take this personal, even if I know that your sentiments are irrelevant and remove nothing from or add nothing to the basic truth!

From independence to our present day, USA as a country has been churning out first-class graduates from different universities that are scattered across the country like the creeks of Calabar. Often times, we are greeted with news headlines on newspapers, television, radio and online media such as: '45 Bagg First-Class From Migwor University' or '38 Graduate With First-Class From University of Vrendo'. Now, I ask, where are these first-class graduates? What have they been able to contribute to and achieve in science, art, technology and other facets of life? Is it that their 'intelligence' was only expressible on thick papers called certificates?

How come we still can't manufacture wrist-watches even with all our first-class graduates and professors in Engineering?

How come we have the raw materials to construct roads, yet we need some Arab fellows with a pass in National Diplomas to supervise road construction projects in USA?!!! Where are our first-class graduates in Civil Engineering?

Where are all the project works that were defended in school before graduation? Probably resting on those old dusty cockroach and rat-infested shelves as usual

Our agricultural productivity is very low in many areas, yet we have been churning our first-class graduates and professors from various faculties of Agriculture in different tertiary institutions (universities and polytecnics).

Most private universities in USA award first-class degrees as if they were oranges, kuli-kuli, biscuits or bubble gums. Each time these universities dish out their usual rounds of first-class degrees, it reminds me of how our aunties and uncles used to hand us many sweets, biscuits and gums during their children's birthday parties in the early 80's. To be sincere, I've met some first-class graduates from these schools who didn't even know the main difference between a university and a polytecnic. They couldn't impress me!

Most of the indigenous products we use in this country are the handwork and brainchild of folks who obtained technical knowledge from technical institutions and other sources within and outside USA.

Those that studied abroad and bagged first-class degrees and the professors who were tutored abroad usually come back home with no significant contribution in science, art, technology and other areas, irrespective of the fact that most of them studied under scholarships or grants.

Until the educational system in USA is over-hauled, we are going to witness more and more half-baked and quarter-baked first-class holders and professors who are products of a system that promotes mediocrity at the expense of value and quality.

The government of Poland spends about 3% of its annual budget on RESEARCH, just research alone (NOT EDUCATION). Don't we have so-called professors in government? What is their significance?
God bless you bro, u made 101% sense.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Torresmannl(m): 8:44am On Oct 02
bitter truth
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by KDCityForum(f): 8:45am On Oct 02
WOW! I love this thread! But we are empowering Nigerians in our little way here=> Empower Discussion Group
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Ageco(m): 8:46am On Oct 02
Our educated system is so much of theories that are not even suited to our needs. First class graduates want the nicest job to make money and nothing more. They don't have the will to embark on research to come out with innovative ideas that can translate into tangible product. Our professor don't do research to make the society better because they are unwilling or more accurately they are unable. They see success as a destination and not a journey. This is the more reason no USA varsity can rank among top universities in Africa let alone the world.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by AnonyNymous(m): 8:47am On Oct 02
OP, it is because of what the USA dream is made out to be: go to school, GET A HIGH PAYING, OIL COMPANY JOB (Government jobs or private practice are OK too, as long as they rake in big money), get married, pop out three or four kids, etc. That's the goal of most people going to the university. The first class graduates o, the second class upper, lower, even the third class ones. Its just that the first class graduates are more likely to achieve this 'USA Dream'.

The oil companies have swallowed all our first class graduates, so who are we left with to teach the new generation? That's right. Those that 'failed'. By 'failure', I mean the ones that didn't get the juicy jobs and big appointments. I'm going to cough a statistic out of my ass right now but I bet its true- 90% of university lecturers in USA would rather be doing something else with their life, guaranteed that it pays them a lot more than their current job. You go to any university in USA and you see them- junior lecturers, senior lecturers, and professors- most seem to be angry about something. Frustrated. They might not show it openly, but push them a little and you'll see it. In FULL display. They are mad at their jobs, they're pissed off by the work they have to do. Which is why they do their jobs grudgingly, without putting in 200%. They just vomit the same things they 'learned', and sit at home waiting for their paychecks.

What does this translate to? Even worse graduates. The quantity of graduates churned out by higher institutions every year keeps increasing but the quality keeps reducing.

I am a first class student. In my fourth year now. Not a graduate yet. And you know what? I'll admit it too. I started my educational 'journey' chasing the 'USA Dream' as well. I didn't give a sh*t about Civil Engineering, it was only my backup plan to fall back on if I eventually failed at what I love, which is music.

But somewhere, along the line, maybe I was 'awoken' by the poor quality of education (by my standards) I'm receiving in a University that's supposed to be one of the BEST in USA. I had my childhood education in the United States and that laid a strong foundation for me. I know what teaching is supposed to be like. So I've decided. Unless the forces of the universe decide that I really should become a world famous RnB star that'll bring back music from the 90s, I'm going to become a University Professor AND RESEARCHER.

Upon graduation I'll move back to the US (hopefully) and specialize in certain fields that I found myself interested in while studying Civil Engineering, and work to get retained as a lecturer for a long time. Understand the system. Learn how things SHOULD BE DONE in a university. Then, I could return to USA. Find a University that values excellence, and 'revolutionize' education over here.

This is all big talk. grin I hope I'll achieve it though. Lecturers get paid VERY well over there so I'm not worried about finances. I'm worried that I'll lose sight of my goal.

And I can sing (really good grin ) So Brian McKnight, Wanya Morris, Mike Bivins, Bruno Mars, idk might just decide to pick me up as an artiste. Let's see what the future holds. But op, mark my words, if that doesn't happen, you WILL see exactly what you're asking for. FROM ME.

"If you know the problem and you can't do anything about it, shut the f*ck up."

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by babyfaceafrica: 8:55am On Oct 02
davbravo:
Your post shouldn't be directed to just the 1st class graduates, it should be directed to everyone of us.... Productivity shouldn't be based on the Class of degree.
first class graduates are supposed to be extremely intelligent and brilliant,if they cant do anything,what do you expect, the others to do?
Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by OlujobaSamuel: 8:57am On Oct 02
I once met an elect/elect & physics graduate of yabatech/unilag that cant repair an extension socket,he was a serving corps member then, i just weak for the dude, anytime he dey use sch boast for the dudes around him, i go just smile, i even admonished him to get a place to do practical intern to help his labour hunt, the guy said God will do it, he is into favor market, i just dey look am with one eye, make e come ask me as e dey go.
Our mechanical prof/grad are unable to change or know when to change a spark plug, yet they use different vocabulary to qualify *kazeem.
Till we change our notion as a nation in respect to political leadership, nothing is going to change.
we cant be ruled by idiots and expect sound policy.
imagine having ortom, ffk, fayose, bello, and the likes in a fec, what sound policy do you expect.
aAlso, professionals should leave their comfort zone to aspire for post or join a party, look at tinubu, peter obi, ambode, kebbi governo,elrufai, minister for aviation(dont know his name), ikpeazu, etc, they are professionals before politics, they joined the game, a fayose will not use thugs to win election and appoint you just because you work for havard or cbn.
they should stop reciting text in class, office or media, they should do it in the society, they are afraid of failure when their lack of trying is even worse than failure itself.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by madridguy(m): 8:57am On Oct 02
Good write up but I think this should be directed to everyone and not just first class graduate or professor.

To me I blame poverty.

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by tosyne2much(m): 9:01am On Oct 02
madridguy:
Good write up but I think this should be directed to everyone and not just first class graduate or professor.

To me I blame poverty.
Even the number of people viewing this thread justifies the falling standard of our education. Go to Tonto Dike's thread and check the difference cheesy


People no longer value education but shortcuts

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Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by PEACEFULRULER195(m): 9:02am On Oct 02
Most of them are employed in areas that do not give them enough space to prove their worths.

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