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Nigerians- Most Educated In U.S

Discussion in 'NEWS, BOOKS, CULTURE' started by NTB, May 20, 2008.

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  1. Irinajoeda

    Irinajoeda OPOMULERO MOJALEKAN

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    I have no objection to you waiting on the government to release the money alocated in the budget. By all means, continue to spend your money on repairing the car or betterstill buy a new one and i'm sure the bad road will always be ready to assist you in spending that well earned money.
     
  2. Irinajoeda

    Irinajoeda OPOMULERO MOJALEKAN

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    No, I haven't heard of public administration. What is it?
     
  3. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    You fail to see the big picture. action-s:
     
  4. The Maverick

    The Maverick Well-Known Member

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    Please remind me again where I "claimed" to be an educated "mind." If I remember correctly, I said I have a degree in engineering. You've made it clear that education isn't always wisdom she? So make assumptions at your own peril.

    You're somewhat disappointed? Why "somewhat"? You should be outrightly disappointed, why stop along the way. But here's the funny thing about disappointments, see, your person and opinion has to matter to me for me to give a shit about your state of mind towards my frame of argument. And since you don't, you can take that disappointment and...!

    Life is in a constant state of flux. The essence of governance is a part of life as it has been defined and thus, subject to the motion of life. It's not static, but rather dynamic. Everything in life, needs to be looked at with a frame of reference, that's the only way to truly understand things. Hence, you can hold on to your rigid understanding of government as defined to you by Webster, void of the parameters of reality and obviously lacking any measure of reference. I see it differently, or rather, "I'm warped" in my views.

    Since obviously neither of us are going to compromise on this government issue, let's bury the contention. It's been fun. But pardon me, I need to pack...I'm going to waste my hard earned money, thanks to my useless degress on an Island somewhere in the middle of the ocean. food-sm:

    :bow:You win :action-sm, I'm the bad guy, the useless degree holder that has refused to contribute to Nigeria, but rather slave for the white man instead of building his own nation. I'll now start try and make contributions and when I do, I'll let you know. I won't stop there, you've just convinced me to pack up and come home, see you next week, when I get back from the Island that is. No, but seriously, it was a pleasure. You made some valid points albiet with questionable foundations. I'm willing to make a compromise and meet you at the middle ground!

    Thanks for keeping it civil folks! :fing02: Carry on, I'll read from the sidelines, if time permits, I'll chime in.
     
  5. Ayesha

    Ayesha InaAni - Classic Beauty

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    There is an American company that makes it very easy for us.. Sotay the dictionary made it a word.. It's called google.. You can google anything you want.. You can even google to find answers to how useless degrees in the diaspora are if you don't come home to help out according to your standards.

    My dear.. I don't know where you are going and where you are coming from but dont sit there and act holier than thou about loving Nigeria.. If you are the sole person that will effect change in Nigeria, my dear I commend you..Otherwise, you don't a person mind, you don't know a person's objective in life.. so don't make assumptions on baseless facts..
     
  6. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    Ayesha abeg make u no kill me with :happy024:
     
  7. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    Nna supa ya. I see an award coming ur way. :653:
     
  8. Irinajoeda

    Irinajoeda OPOMULERO MOJALEKAN

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    There is something called google? Thanks for the pointer, i'll sure check it out (insert sarcasm here:spiny:)

    Okay, to your second paragraph. Listen, i've said it over and over again and if I was white, i'd be blue in the face by now. Nigeria can benefit you more than you think you can benefit it! It only pains me that with all the degrees we accumulate and the enlightenment we think we now have, we fail to see where to utilise our education to it's maximum potential and reap the fruit. Pardon me for being overzealous and too ambitious but it just pains me that with all these accolades, we still don't have a seat in the world arena. We are a laughing stock because our home is shiatsu! We can be known to be a Phillip Emeagwali in the world but that is a personal achievement. If we continue to strive for our own personal goals alone, then we shouldn't complain if we present our Nigerian passport (for those who still have it at all), and the first thing they think to do is dial 911. We can't in the diaspora alone, clean our image. We do it by putting home in shape. Help in renewing the minds of Nigerians back in Nigeria and some in the diaspora too. No matter how much good we do here, there are still some who believe in making fast bucks back home without working for it and think Yahoo business is it. You can decorate the peripherals but if inwardly, the structure is shaky, it will eventually crumble, and big time, it will.

    I am not holy, i'm very far from holy. However, if the little I can do to contribute in my lifetime is to bring awareness to Nigerians who think they are above it, that personal achievement without benefiting a third party is virtually meaningless then i'll know that i've served a purpose. Listen, if you think you're put in this world to serve yourself, then you're a joker. Think about the bible story, about the men that were given different talent (i'm getting all church,now:spiny:). I say no more on that issue.

    Yorubas would say: "Agbajowo lafi n sanya, owo kan lasan o gberudori".

    Google that!
     
  9. Irinajoeda

    Irinajoeda OPOMULERO MOJALEKAN

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    I'll take the disappointment and hold on to it. It's big! Major! And i'll never look at the Nigermerican the same way again! Big disappointment.:spin2:

    Home is looking forward to having you. Pack it all and make sure you give up the green card as well so that you'll be sure not to jump ship again.:spin2:

    It's been my pleasure. Astala vista, bobo! Lol...
     
  10. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    All is well said,that needs to be said.Need i add anything more?

    Hopefully we shall all wake up one day and grow big enough balls to go back and do something great for our civilization in the face of all adversities....and that includes moi.Until then...
     
  11. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    Ob's editorial - Raise the bar !

    So back to the original concern ...why is Ob not excited by this news ???

    Well its a little newspaper somewhere in Texas.Very few people will get a chance to read it. I guess it would have meant more to me if it was published in the New York times or featured on Cnn or Oprah.

    Im thinking to myself ..what would the typical American reader think when they read that article ???

    Maybe they would say ..."Wow how impressive ...these Nigerians are really ambitious and strive for academic heights" !!!

    yeah right !!!

    I just feel sad that the state of Nigerian affairs have gotten so low that we would read this article in some insignificant newspaper and get really excited.

    Some of our people would say "Well at least we have some positive press this time" !!!

    I pray that some day our expectations for ourselves and our country's image would rise above some patronizing comment about our evergreen educational status/achievements.

    I hope that we would raise the bar and strive for the kind of respect and acknowledgment that is more significant and monumental .....and hopefully some day we would stop settling for crummy pats on the back from minute local newspapers !!


    N/B

    Dear editor,
    Nigerians are not driven to academic heights due to family or immigration ........... its the way of life among Nigerians ....we strive even in our motherland were tuition is free in federal universities.

    Like ur articl says -- (Staying in school
    The reasons Nigerians have more post-graduate degrees than any other racial or ethnic group are largely due to Nigerian society's emphasis on mandatory and free education.)
    Something the American educational system could learn a thing or two about !

    Acquiring an education comes easy to us just like it does your upper class Americans ...the difference is in Nigeria if you have the interest to go to college ...just pass the Jamb .....you are in. Most immigrants come to America with a college degree ... refer to the World Education Service that evaluates our degrees and they will tell you.

    Obtaining an education is second nature to us.

    So believe it or not we are not just a bunch of people you view on your Feed the children networks / scammers...we are indeed a learned bunch of people ...Thank you very much !!

    I hope indeed to see this article and pictures of Nigerians posted around this great country on major media networks as posterboys for promoting Educational achievment/excellence. ... then and only then will this article be worth my time.
     
  12. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    OUCH!Mean and wikked gyal,you!
     
  13. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    I was going to point that out pops! There is no way this news is not a good news for Naija! No way!! Nigerians in America make more money when they earn their degrees, which can only translate to more investments back home (for those of us who are doing something, and those who want to invest). When we send money back home to our people it makes it easier on them to buy food, live comfortably. Only Nigerians I see downplaying educational achievement. If this news was to be about scammer and they generalize this on nigerians in the U.S, people would be saying it is racism or whatever. It's sad!!!
     
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    Only if the cause is a worthy one and you're sure it's going somewhere.

    Besides some of y'all need to quit generalizing.Just cos you don't see it happening or people don't go about broadcasting their good works doesn't mean it's not happening.All these cheap talks.Don't just talk the talk, walk it too.
     
  15. TheForce

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    As I read all these debates and arguments that have been going on here, I beamed for joy and said to myself "IF NIGERIA HAVE ALL THESE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, THEN NIGERIA HAS A FUTURE"

    Forget that we are on different sides of the rope, one only need to take a glance at these posts to conclude that, the contributors are intelligent and can save our nation when the right time comes whether collectively or as an individual.
     
  16. OlaMichael

    OlaMichael Don't Suffer Fools Gladly

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    A bit late I know, but I just had to quote this post. Spot on and exceptionally brilliant! ;)
     
  17. vince

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    That applies to us all,and that includes you.But since you don't like to talk the talk that much,how much of the walk are you walking,or have been walking, yourself,madam?
     
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