Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
findings, I discovered that lots of students are not knowledgeable about how to pass JAMB and pass it very well.
It is not as difficult as most students think. As a result of this, I decided to come up with this write-up which I titled "7 Secrets of getting 280 and above in JAMB." The seven secrets are discussed
1. Set a Target
Personally, I believe that there is nothing
impossible that one cannot achieve. In scoring 280 and above in UTME exam, the first step is for you to believe you can achieve and set a target on the score you want to have in the end of the day.
Overtime, I have observed that most students do not have a specific score they want to have in the JAMB. All they do is just to read without a specific
target. However, I always encourage Jambites to set very high score as their target. Setting a target will help you to be focused on what you want to achieve in the exam.
2. Study smart
It is not all about studying hard; it is about studying smart. Kindly get the JAMB syllabus and past questions, study closely to identify the core topics JAMB often repeat year in year out. If you can study those topics very well, I think the
job is half way done. Also, understand your study pattern and not emulate friends. I used to have friends who loved drinking lots of water whenever they were studying. Hence, it is left for you to learn to study smart in preparing for the exam.
I remember practicing my JAMB past questions up to a point where I knew almost all the answers off hand. I had different forms of past questions for
every of my subjects. What I am trying to point out is it is very important for you to practice very closely especially the JAMB past question because it will expose you to the patterns of questions set by JAMB. Also it has been proven over time that
JAMB repeats questions from previous years. You can be fortunate to come across such questions during your exam.
4. Do not cheat
The prevalent thing among Jambites is relying on different forms of examination malpractices to score very high in the exam. But unfortunately for them, they end up having very low scores despite
the exam malpractices.
If you want to indeed score 280 and above in JAMB and eventually gain the much-desired admission, stay away from exam malpractices before, during and after the exam. Funny enough, majority of courses taken by year-one students are topics selected from JAMB syllabus. So if you fail to study now, if you still encounter those topics even after you gained admission through the back door.
I know this point may seem unnecessary to you, but it is of great importance if you truly want to perform very well in your UTME exam. The problem most studious students do have is their inability to set out time to have some rest. The human brain is often stressed a lot by constant
Hence, it is advisable for you to always take intermittent rest. It looks so funny to me whenever I meet students who study all night a day to their JAMB exam. To me, such study places sheer pressure on them. A day to your JAMB exam is for
you to take out time to rest and ruminate on what you have studied over time.
6. Gist with Friends
The popular saying that 'no man is an Island' is applicable in this situation. As a jambites do not isolate yourself. Make friends with fellow Jambites and exchange ideas with them because you can never know everything on your own. However, do not make friends with the dullards who would draw you back all in the name of making friends; make friends with those you will learn a great deal
I remember when I was preparing for JAMB in 2011, I encountered a group of guys at the public library where I used to study. These guys were very intelligent and I learnt a lot from them. Aside
learning from friends, making good friends helps you to be abreast with any latest rumours or news about the exam. I know a lot of people who could have performed very well in JAMB if they had been exposed to timely information.
7. God factor
The God-factor can never be ruled out. In
everything you do, put God first. The bare truth is you need God's direction when preparing to score 280 and above in JAMB. As a matter of fact, such feat is attainable even without any "special centre" during the exam. Personally, I do not support or encourage students to enroll for "Special centre" for exams; I always believe in merit.
from Ogwuche Abel
Thursday, January 28, 2016
According to Proverbs 6:7-8, ants where described as: "having no guide, overseer or ruler, but provideth her meat in the summer and gathereth her food in the harvest". So, what can ants teach?
1. YOU ARE YOUR GREATEST SOURCE OF
INSPIRATION; The ant does not have a leader but it knows what to do at the right time. It does not wait until someone, somewhere uses a horse whip to make it realize that it is time to start gathering food.
The ant would not wait for its mother to tell it to do so. You want to do anything and it seems like you are not getting the right people around you to " ginger" you, then you need to take up your cross. If you continue waiting for someone , somewhere to "push" you before taking a step in the right direction, then you might as well wait for ages; forget about it! Don't allow the wind of approval
syndrome to blow away your dreams and goals. Be self-inspired, go ahead and take that bold step!
2. FORESIGHT / PLANNING IS A GREAT ASSET;
Ants have the unique attribute of planning ahead of time. They know that at a time, food would be plenty but also know that the period of plenty would not last for ages. They gather the food
scrums for the lean period, a time where they might find it difficult to got out due to changing weather conditions. I would say that the ants know that if they don't plan, they are planning to fail. You need to plan ahead. You must take the future into cognizance while you live today.
An unplanned life is a like a boat at the sea tossed to and fro. Where do you want to be in 10 years time and how would you achieve that.
3.DILIGENCE IS A WORTHY VIRTUE;
When you see ants, there are always carrying one crumb of food or the other. You rarely see them idle; doing nothing. They are always busy; working to ensure that things are in order. Never embrace laziness and use spirituality as a smoke-screen. You are meant to be hard-working and committed to doing your job, never minding the distractions that manifest in diverse ways.
Even from the creation story in Gen: 1, you would agree with me that The Almighty God is diligent. When you give diligence a sit in your work/duty, it gives you a room in the palace of Kings! Whatever your hand findeth doing, do it well. Embrace diligence, court and marry her and you would give birth to promotion.
4. DETERMINATION BREAKS THE BACKBONE OF PROCRASTINATION/DAUNTING TASKS;
Whenever I am privileged to see these minute creature, my heart leaps for joy at their determination and doggedness at doing tasks which are difficult when you put into cognizance their small nature.
These ants can carry/"demolish" anything, no matter how big it looks. You ask yourself how they would succeed in falling the mountain of food particle. They will continue to nimble on such a
food item, though it might take time, but before you know it, they would have leveled the mountainous item.
When you are determined, you can break the back of any task, no matter how difficult it seems. Determination is the oil that lubricates the wheel of success and the leveler of the mountain of impossibility and difficulty. When you ride on the winds of determination, nothing stops you from achieving anything .You must pursue your vision with determination as a guide.
Daunting tasks become simple when you spice it with a dint of determination.
Go to the ants, borrow a leaf from her determined efforts to biting off a mountainous crumb of food inspite of her small nature. You don't have to butcher that vision on the altar of "daunting task", apply determination.
5. THERE IS STRENGTH IN UNITY
Ants aptly fit in to the biblical axiom that a three fold cord is not easily broken. Whenever they want to move a particle of food, they gather it and start taking it one after the other.
All of them work. together to do a job and it makes the job easier for them. Therein lies the power of unity! Man cannot exist in isolation. He is a social being and thus longs to be in the company of others. At
every point Life, you need others to help you make a dream become reality. No matter how highly or lowly placed you are, you still need others to live.
If God is going to help you, He uses humans; that is others to do such.
So, you should make a conscious effort to network with the right people. That challenge might be has a solution at the door of the neighbor next door!
Don't live in an island, you need others to help you get to your dream land!
LIFE ACT: Look within yourself and find out areas that you need to apply these salient lessons from nature.
MEDITATION POINT: " Go to the ant…consider her ways and be wise "Proverb 6:6".
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
special program the next day, I observed that this lady's spot all cleared, not even one could be seen. She was like that church without spots or wrinkles.
I had to meet her after service and ask her some questions so I could learn
the secrets and use it to combat my little spots too. "please which soap and cream are you using, your face looks too sparkling" I asked. "It is not soap o, it's make up, a very costly one, by tomorrow
my face will return to normal" she told me. I later learnt that this is called CONCEALER, you apply them to cover your spots but not to remove them.
It dawn on me that many people, ladies and gents inclusive have decided not to deal with their flaws but to apply concealers on them.
People appear in public functions and talk, they appear in church and
testify, meet them after the event to exchange contacts with them and they wow you the more, you fall in love with them instantly, You want to be like them, to marry them at the spot but you don't
know they applied CONCEALERS.
They haven't dealt with their anger.
They haven't dealt with their greed.
They haven't dealt with vulgar words.
They haven't dealt with lies.
After Some days, you relate with them and you ask "is this the one I met"?
They only covered them with beautiful concealers of great smiles and touching words.
Concealers are good for facial make up.
Concealers are bad for character make up.
Stop using concealers on your attitude problems. If you know you got some flaws. Deal with it, apply severe methods that will wipe it out than conceal it.
Concealers are short-lived.
A relationship built on concealer appearance suffers day by day because
it's not real Grace
Written by: Ugwu Chinaecherem
from Ogwuche Abel
The purpose of this article is to inform you that dream alone does not guarantee success; action must be taken for dream to become a reality.
Do you have a dream? If you do, what are your plans to implement your dream? The truth is that we all have dreams, so having a dream is not a big deal. It is an indisputable fact that dream is the foundation of all achievements. I explain how this works in my article, how your thoughts create destiny. Dream is only
one of the steps in activating success.
Other members of the success system must be applied in order for dream to become a reality.
Yeah we all have dreams. It is high time we stopped talking about our dreams. I want to be this, I want to be that. I want to do this, I want to do that. The question is when are you going to begin?
When I Become a Big Boy Shiv Khera, the author of " you can win" shared a
popular story in his book about a little boy who says when I become a big boy I will do this and this and I will be happy.
And when he becomes a big boy he says when I finish college and do this and this I will be happy. And when he finishes college he says when I get my first job I will do this and this and I will be happy. And when he gets his first job he says when I get married I will do this and this and I will be happy. And when he gets married he says when the kids get out
of school and I do this and this I will be happy. And when the kids get out of
school he says when I retire and do this and this I will be happy. And when he
retires what does he see? He sees life has gone by in front of his eyes.
This story sounds funny right? The truth is that our attitude most of the times to our dreams is not different from that of this little boy. We always believe or think that certain things must be in place
before we can live our dreams, and even if the conditions are met we look for
another excuse. We keep hipping up excuses until we end up doing nothing about our dreams.
It is high time you stopped dreaming and start taking the right step to becoming the person of your dream. What is the benefit of a great dream that does not see the light of the day? No matter how novel your dream is, you will never be celebrated for it until you make it a
reality. Only doers and achievers are celebrated. You can never build a great life and good reputation on dreams and mere intentions. You must take
action. Greatness is not for dreamers and wishers, it is for doers.
Let us follow the example of martin Luther king Jr who says in his I have a dream speech that "I have a dream
that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be
judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character."
His dream was a lofty one indeed, He didn't just dream and abandon his dream, he applied action in the direction of his dream. Though the dream cost him is life, it eventually became a reality. If not for his dream, Barack Obama may not have the opportunity of becoming the president of the United State of America today.
You can change your life and change the world if only you can make effort to make your dream a reality.
Stop dreaming today and start doing.
Written by Taiwo Emayosanlomo
from Ogwuche Abel
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A journey into the world of the successful people, by being successful, I do not necessarily mean those who are rich, but people who have made a lot of impact in life.
Do you know Ashish Thakkar? Currently at the age of 31. He was once a victim of genocide from Rwanda, despite his challenges, he relocated to Uganda and started off his IT Business. Today he is Africa's youngest billionaire.
Are you doubting my statement? Google is your friend dear.
Do you know Jason Njoku? Before he became successful, he attempted and failed in many businesses 11 times, before getting the idea of running a business like IROKOTV which takes Nollywood movies to the online platform. Today, he is worth millions of dollars.
Are you doubting my statement? Google is your friend dear.
Do you know Linda Ikeji? She started up as a waitress during her university days, she later discovered the opportunities in the world of blogging and today, she has her mansion in Banana Island, she is in money,
Are you doubting my statement? Google is your friend dear.
Do you know Seun Osewa? He is the founder of the arguably number one online forum in Africa, Nairaland. Despite attempting many businesses and failed, he still never gave up on his dream.
Do you know what all these people have in common? Perseverence*Determination*Zeal*Action Do you possess all the qualities above?
What you should learn:
All the people above are all in their 30s, imagine the feet they have reached in life, despite their challenges, they never made excuses, but went ahead to go beyond their predicaments and made it in life.
My friend, are you still waiting? Are you still complaining? If these people mentioned above can make it, what stops you? Go ahead and find the opportunities, explore the problem in your
environment and use it to make your wealth.
In every adversity, lies an opportunity.
As written by Genius
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Monday, January 18, 2016
middle of the night to write at times, I ask myself, is anybody
reading these stuffs at all?
Then an inner voice always tells me there is one person down there who
is always inspired by your article. An inner voice still tells me
those who ignore what you write today will one day come across your
write up in the future and come to realize the power in your article.
Are you one of those who ignore my articles? Please, don't ignore this.
I don't write to impress you, I don't write to "show" myself...this is
why 100% of my article is not "copy and paste". I write to you from my
heart. So, I title this, DARE TO WIN::::
I have always thought winning is always meant for those who are in a
war front or a battle. Until I come to realize that coming to this
world alone is a battle.
We battle to be successful in life, we battle to survive against all
odds, we battle to win a competition just like politicians battle to
win election, in the class, we battle for a post, highest marks, in
our homes; we battle to be the breadwinner. What a world!
No one can be successful in life without winning these battles, and
only those who dare to win can overcome the battle of life. But the
question is...what can we do to win the battle of success in life?
As I have always told a friend of mine David, I said "No soldier wins
a battle alone"...this also applies to success. If you want to be
successful in life, FIND YOUR OWN SOLDIER.
Your soldier is someone who will lift you up in life, BankyW was
Wizkid's soldier, Olamide was LilKesh's Soldier, Coach John Obu was
Mikel Obi's soldier....who is your own soldier?
You may find your own soldier, but what are you going to offer your
own soldier for him to help you? Wizkid, LilKesh, Mikel Obi all had
something to offer their own soldiers, and that is their skills and
So my friend, do you really want to win this war, called "Success"?
Follow this step.
*Have a skill or talent and develop it.
*Move around people who are in need your skills or people that will be
helpful to your career.
*You must WIN.
Many people have told you several times that life is all about being
patient, and what you want will definitely be yours in abundance. But
I say, being patient is good, but chasing what you want is better.
Good things come to those who wait; better things come to those who
chase don't wait, don't stop. You must win this battle, go ahead and
purpose in life. If you believe, let me hear you say "I am a winner".
As written by Genius (menzo4u)
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