Category Archives: Education

SCHOOL HUNTING: THE FIRST 4 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

A major problem today is not just that the average student is not receiving proper career guidance. The major problem and one that should quickly and carefully tackled is the fact that the key decision makers who influence the school and education choices of the average student around the world, teachers and most importantly, parents, are uninformed, unconcerned, and obviously are in dire need of career guidance themselves. So, it makes more sense to guide the parents and guardians first and help them prepare better for their children’s education and future other than wait until the children are knee-deep in whatever education system and it’s almost too late to inspire any changes. One important thing to remember is that the process starts with determining the kind of education you wish for your child before hunting for schools. Continue reading SCHOOL HUNTING: THE FIRST 4 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

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STUDENT COUNSELING: DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Any normal parent dreads the possibility of their child doing drugs especially through the teenage years. Schools try to fight it, homes try to act like it doesn’t exist, and society has become too occupied and isolated to even care. A story is told of a man (let’s call him, Mr. Mbu) whose teenage daughter got so addicted to drugs while at school till she couldn’t help but smoke at home. An uncle one day notices a strange odour in the house and it’s when the family discovers she has been using drugs. Once the father was informed, he felt so ashamed and disappointed he decided it was best to send the young girl to live and stay abroad with the reasoning “let her go and get spoiled there, at least I won’t have to see it.” Not the best way to handle the situation though. Continue reading STUDENT COUNSELING: DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCE ABUSE