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Education

Data show Nigerians the most educated in the U.S. BACHELOR’S AND BEYOND

In America, Nigerians’ education pursuit is above rest Whether driven by immigration or family, data show more earn degrees For Woodlands resident David Olowokere, one of Nigeria’s sons, having a master’s degree in engineering just wasn’t enough for his people back home. So he got a doctorate. His wife, Shalewa Olowokere, a civil engineer, didn’t stop […]

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The 10 Most Educated Countries in the World

In the past 50 years, college graduation rates in developed countries have increased nearly 200%, according to Education at a Glance 2011, a recently published report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report shows that while education has improved across the board, it has not improved evenly, with some countries enjoying […]

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A diagnosis of the African predicament

Stanley Uys reviews Greg Mills’s outstanding new book ‘Why Africa is Poor’ Greg Mills is nothing if not forthright. The first sentence of the introduction to his book reads: “The main reason why Africa’s people are poor is because their leaders have made this choice.” This sentence is repeated in the middle of the book. […]

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A Life Lived Whole

“There is in all things … a hidden wholeness.”Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and mystic who wrote these words, was speaking of the human world as well as the world of nature. But in our every?day lives, Merton’s words can sound like wishful thinking. Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished, or our inner […]

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Detentions Spark Protests

Immigrants won a major victory in January when a District Court judge ruled that the US government may not deport Somalis. The decision dealt a setback to Bush administration policies of sweeping detentions and deportations of immigrants from Arab and Muslim nations.

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101 Ways To Get Educated

-Grow enough grain for one loaf of bread — and make and eat the loaf -Answer ALL the questions of a 3 year old for a week -Spend a day alone in a wild place -Follow your trash to its final resting place -Collect food and blankets and spend a day giving them to homeless […]