REVAMPING A DEPRESSED ECONOMY

                             

An economy can be said to be depressed if all micro and macro indicators say so. There is high cost of living; inflation is high, static income with low purchasing power and poor infrastructure. Business is dull and employees lay off is rampant. Unemployment is usually very high and poverty level also high. Crimes and criminality is the order of the day.

Nigeria is currently experiencing this scenario but the government is totally playing the ostrich. We need to honestly face the reality that we have a depressed economy in our hands and proffer solutions.

  1. Cut the allowances and salaries of Government political office holders and appointees.
  2. Cut the allowances of Legislators at all levels of Government.
  3. Increase spending on infrastructure across the country. These should include roads, railways, water transport and electricity.
  4. Increase modern processing and packaging of Agricultural products and wild tree crops like Mangoes, Cashew fruit and nuts, ducanuts, walnuts etc. These products are actually wasting all over the country.
  5. Increase education in Agriculture and empower graduates with start off funds and land to establish modern farms.
  6. Set up communal farms in all Local and State Government. Government and private sector partnership in Agriculture would work as it is working in other sectors.
  7. Provide low interest loans to businessmen to enable them revive the industries.
  8. Provide alternative source of electricity. Utilize the gasses been wasted in the oil producing states and establish power plants across the country.
  9. Increase spending on education and health.
  10. Abolish medical tourism totally in Nigeria.
  11. Make politics unattractive. The do or die in Nigeria politics must stop.
  12. Enact enabling laws and ensure compliance.
  13. Let the arms, agencies and departments of Government be free to do their work effectively and efficiently. Let there be equity and rule of law.
  14. There should be proper National Orientation so that the citizens would respect their country and be ready to die for it. This should start from Primary School to the University level of education.
  15. Develop the sports sector massively. In foreign countries, sports is a major employer of labour. Start from primary schools and feature as many sporting activities as possible. The objective should be to compete globally. The Government should pass an enabling law to encourage and compel  multinationals and local companies to sponsor sporting activities and have necessary tax rebate. This will help the youths to channel their energies into gainful sporting activities. There is no reason why the Dangote group of companies are not heavily involved in local sports development instead of planning to buy a foreign club.
  16. Privatise all companies owned by the government and let the private sector drive the economy. Be a regulator and impartial umpire. I am convinced that these are the ways out of the present downturn of our economy.

FINANCE & INVESTMENT FOUNDATION: FREE COURSE

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FINANCE & INVESTMENT FOUNDATION

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FINANCE & INVESTMENT FOUNDATION
CONTENT
Introduction to this Course
Explanation about sitting an Exam
Registration Requirements
Study and Training Advice for this course
STUDY MODULES:
Module 1. Industry Overview
Module 2. Ethics & Regulations
Module 3. Input & Tools
Module 4. Investment Instruments
Module 5. Industry Structure
Module 6. Serving Client Needs
Module 7. Industry Control

INTRODUCTION
 The content of this course is provided tuition-free, with the complements of
Mahatma Gandhi University.
 Applicants are only expected to pay a one-time registration fee of 50US
Dollars and 50 US Dollars for examinations.
 The content of this course on Finance & Investment Foundation is provided in softcopy only, as a printable pdf document, video lectures, revision questions and online facilitation.
 This course contains 7 modules providing valuable knowledge and
understanding across a wide range of finance and investment specializations.
 This course is intended to encourage you to continue studies with MGU and
gain one or more of MGU’s professional Diplomas or Academic degrees in
the subject(s) which you are most interested in.
 Any of your friends, family, colleagues or others may register and study the
content of this tuition-free course and gain the international certificate on
completion.
 The course duration for this program is 3 months.
SITTING AND EXAM & GAINING CERTIFICATE
If you wish to gain the International Certificate in Finance and Investment
Foundation, you will need to pass an examination which will be set on the content of the 7 modules.
The examination will consist of: (i) a short question and (ii) some multiple choice questions, for each of the 7 modules.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
 Copy of High School Certificate
 Copy of Identity
 Duly fill an application form
 A one-time registration fee of 50US Dollars

STUDY AND TRAINING ADVICE
The modules in this course should be studied, Module by Module, exactly as
explained in the following steps. Each module has been designed and written by specialists who have wide experience of teaching people in countries all over the world to become managers, executives, administrators, supervisors, sales and accounting personnel, successful business people and professionals in many other fields.

By studying in the way that MGU experts recommend, you should be able to learn easily and enjoyably, and master the content in a relatively shorter period of time and be able to sit the examinations with confidence.

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MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS
CONTENT
❖Introduction to this Course
❖Explanation about sitting an Exam
❖Registration Requirements
❖Study and Training Advice for this course
                                               STUDY MODULES:
1. Business Management & Administration (Starting a Business)
2. Business Economics & Commerce (Price, Demand and Pricing)
3. Commercial practice and Law (Law, Legal Systems, Contract Law)
4. Management and Administration (The functions of Management)
5. Human Resource Management (Recruitment & Selection)
6. Leadership and Team Management (Workgroups & Team Building)
7. Health and Safety in the Workplace (The Environment, Accident Prevention)
8. Sales Management & Marketing (Markets, Marketing, Research, Competition)
9. Logistics, Materials & Supply Management (Logistics Strategy, Customer Service)
10.Accounting & Finance (Interpreting Financial Accounts, Breakeven Analysis, Audit)

 INTRODUCTION
➢ The content of this course is provided tuition-free, with the complements of
Mahatma Gandhi University.
➢ Applicants are only expected to pay a one-time registration fee of 50US
Dollars and 50 US Dollars for examinations.
➢ The content of this course on Management & Business is provided in softcopy
only, as a printable pdf document, video lectures, revision questions and
online facilitation.
➢ This course contains 10 modules. Each module has been specially selected
from one of MGU’s popular International Diploma programs.
➢ This course will provide valuable knowledge and understanding across a wide
range of management and business specializations.
➢ This course is intended to encourage you to continue studies with MGU and
gain one or more of MGU’s professional Diplomas or Academic degrees in
the subject(s) which you are most interested in.
➢ Any of your friends, family, colleagues or others may register and study the
content of this tuition-free course and gain the international certificate on
completion.
➢ The course duration for this program is 3 months.

SITTING AND EXAM & GAINING CERTIFICATE

If you wish to gain the International Certificate in Management & Business, you
will need to pass an examination which will be set on the content of the 10 modules.
The examination will consist of: (i) a short question and (ii) some multiple choice questions, for each of the 10 modules.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
➢ Copy of High School Certificate
➢ Copy of Identity
➢ Duly filled the application form
➢ A one-time registration fee of 50US Dollars

STUDY AND TRAINING ADVICE

The modules in this course should be studied, Module by Module, exactly as
explained in the following steps.
Each module has been designed and written by specialists who have wide
experience of teaching people in countries all over the world to become managers, executives, administrators, supervisors, sales and accounting personnel, successful business people and professionals in many other fields.
By studying in the way that MGU experts recommend, you should be able to learn easily and enjoyable, and master the content in a relatively shorter period of time and be able to sit the examinations with confidence.

 

Bane of Our Educational System in Nigeria.

There is the urgent need to return to the old days in our standard of education in terms of content, delivery, monitoring and evaluation. The standard of education is falling despite the advent of modern information technology including the internet that should enhance it. The truth is that the basics are ignored by modern day educational Administrators.

We identify the problems associated with our educational system to be:

1. Poor quality of teachers. Teachers of the good old days were trained in Teacher training colleges and well equipped to handle primary school which is the foundation stone of childhood education. Do we still have a single Teacher training college in Nigeria? We now have colleges of education with standards less than the TC2. The graduates of these schools have little or nothing to impact on our educational system as their teachers are not even qualified to teach at that level.

2. Lack of learning materials is another bane in our educational system. In those days, when you pay your children school fees, they are supplied all necessary textbooks and writing materials on the day of resumption. Today, most students have no textbooks. They are only lucky to have notebooks. Mathematica Set and drawing crayons are now privileges.

3.  Dedicated teachers are no more. What we have now are Business men and women or farmers in the rural areas. They focus more on life outside school and neglect the children. It has become only a stepping stone to better paying jobs in oil and gas, banking and telecommunication. There is hardly any proud teacher anymore. How noble is the noble Profession now?

4. Lack of supervision by both internal and external inspectors. Teachers are not supervised by the headmasters and inspectors from the ministry of education. Teachers rarely write proper lesson notes checked by the headmasters or his Vice. Teaching is no more methodical, captivating and interesting. Students are not sufficiently engaged by their supposed mentors.

5. Lack of extra Curriculum activities after normal School hours. Engagement in sports, arts and crafts, general School labor, social gathering, guardian counseling, free lessons, civics and moral instructions are lacking in our Schools today. Children go to school, help teachers to hawk or plate hair and have two or three lessons instead of eight, close and go home till next day. The poorly groomed teachers often give assignments that they cannot solve. What a shame.

6. Modern teachers are psychedelic. They dress very poorly in unofficial outfits unbefitting of mentors. The attitude and carriage of our teachers is reckless. Their relationship with students sometimes unprofessional. We hear of teachers sharing students lunch or asking parents for help. Where is the dignity of the Nation builder. Majority of the teachers should actually be students elsewhere.

7. Poor motivation of teachers by authorities is not only criminal but also wicked and insensitive. How do you expect a hungry teacher to perform. How on earth should teachers not be paid their salaries for months. The authorities have reduced the profession that made them to beggars.