By Japhet Alakam
KNOWLEDGE they say is power and that is reason why Barr. Ima-Mariam Nike Agunbiade after acquiring that knowledge is bent on transfering it to the younger generation. This she have been doing through research, books and establishment of schools in Nigeria.
The seasoned lawyer, author and educationists recently released two new books to the general public.The two new works – Career Guide to Success and; Survival and the Rule of Detachment –which according to her were conceived to serve mentoring purposes, especially for youths within and outside school situations.
Ima-Mariam Agunbiade who confessed that “My profession is Law. My occupation is education, while my passion is writing.” said that the presentation came three years after she presented a set of books on language development in children and marketing-related issues.
One of the books, Career Guide to Success is specifically directed at SS3 and A Level students, undergraduates, graduates, career seekers and employers. While Survival and the Rule of Detachment centres on ‘How to be happy and get what you want at work, in love, relationships and life’. Coming in seven chapters, the 112-page book describes ‘detachment’ as developing one’s inner strength and knowing what one wants and going after it.
Agunbiade’s earlier works include Reading and Public Speaking in Children, Dyslexia/Reading Difficulty Manual, Montessori Special Educational Needs for Teachers; Learning About Special Education Needs in Children; andRunning a Profitable School. A widely-read expert in Montessori education, Agunbiade has a first degree in Creative Writing from the University of Port Harcourt and a degree in Law from the University of Lagos.
The author, who also runs a Montessori teacher training school, notes that Career Guide to Success focuses on how one can plan to make a first class degree or its equivalent in a tertiary institution and develop an unshakable confidence through identifying one’s passion, developing it and being positively challenged to achieve one’s heart desire.