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File photo: Unemployed youths at Alausa, Ikeja

500,000 unemployed graduates as teachers: Solving one problem to create more?

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s quest to provide 500,000 unemployed Nigerian graduates jobs in the teaching profession, has attracted manifold reactions from stakeholders in the education sector. While a school of thought views it as a good policy thrust on tackling unemployment among youths, it is, however, perceived by many as a bid to solve one problem, which may lead to creating more in the process.

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Vestiges of poverty, feeding from the waste dump

Harnessing waste management value chain can increase revenue

As states look for ways of increasing their internally generated revenue, Engr. Andrew Idowu Desmennu, Managing Director/CEO of Andrew D. Idowu and Co. says they should look in the direction of waste management and stop capital flight occasioned by processing waste outside their domains. He says the company has come up with a system whereby people can earn money while disposing their waste and keeping the environment clean.

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•Mrs. Lois Ekeleme

How to reduce illiteracy in Nigeria

Ovie Brume Foundation came into existence 12 years ago in 2003. The Foundation was set up originally as a youth centre. It is meant for after school products where children from the schools can stop by to take classes in literature, Arts, drama and dance. From 2003 to date, we have touched close to 5,000 lives and at least 60% of those touched have been responsible to the society at large.

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