Author: Stanley G. Jack

The truth about the Nigerian education system and how it has been configured to kill your future

I was called to National Service in 2013. On the 13th or 14th of February 2014 I proudly and quietly received my discharge certificate. I had successfully committed one full year to the service of the fatherland. I had published ‘WHO TOOK MY JOB?’ a few months earlier and it was time for me to move on to the next stage and challenge of my life. I had the “clarity of mission” – I knew exactly where I was going and what I would love to do with the rest of my life, so, I was GOOD TO GO. Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy. Throughout my service year I had borne a burden in my heart: I realized that even though many National Youth Service Corps members excitedly look forward to P.O.P (Passing Out Parade) and C.O.C ( Collection Of Certificate), only a few are truly ‘Good to go’. In other words, most have no sense of purpose, no clarity of mission, no vision, insecure, …

Dear Port Harcourt Youth, Stop Wasting And Start Working

Cool thing the Rivers re-run elections have come and gone (even though inconclusive); now every resident of Port Harcourt is looking forward to an effective and efficient leadership by Wike and the PDP led government. All we pray is that they take our city and our state higher. I had to write this open letter to our youths because I have a serious concern.

#StoriesThatTouch: Life is Egusi Soup Inside Ice Cream Container

As narrated to Stanley G. Jack, by Chijioke Onyemjoro Patrick Life is not always what it seems. While depending on your certificate/degree is sheer waste of your time, it is advisable for you to work hard and strive to add value, first to yourself and then to any organization within which you manage to find yourself in. After graduation from the University of Port Harcourt in 2009/2010 I served (National Youth Service Corps) in Osun state and passed out in October, 2011. I was unemployed for the whole of 2012. Then in 2013,

5 Ridiculous Things People Said About The deadly Lassa Fever

Only a few days ago, Port Harcourt residents were hit with the shocking news of the death of Dr Levi Njamala, of the BMH specialist hospital, located at Old GRA, who had reportedly died from the now deadly and dreaded Lassa fever virus (a virus carried by rats) he contracted from a patient. Since then more than 40 more persons have been reportedly killed by Lassa fever across the country after contact with the virus through fluids (blood and urine) of carrier rats and infected persons. Only a few months ago, Nigeria had fought and contained the spread of the deadly Ebola virus which killed thousands of people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia and it seems like Nigeria may be poised for another war yet. Nevertheless, in characteristic Nigerian fashion, here are 5 ridiculous things that people have said about the Lassa Fever Virus since the outreak and reported deaths. NOTE: This is not funny!

#FixPortharcourtAirportNow : Port Harcourt Int’l Airport, World’s Worst Airport

In October 2009, the travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports named the Port Harcourt International Airport, as the ‘The World’s Worst Airport’ in its 2015 list of World’s Worst Airports. Yesterday morning, Twitter-Nigeria was abuzz with the hash tag #FixPortharcourtAirportNow initiated by Seun Okin of Channels TV, with pictures of the deplorable and grossly unfortunate state of the international airport.

How to solve the problem of unemployment

Finally! Here it is, the single most effective and complete solution. I will give it to you straight: fire all the teachers; send every student back home to their parents; close down every school in every country. In short, do away entirely with the current education system. Now, I know what you are thinking – what kind of solution is this and how will this drastic impossible idea actually going to solve the world’s unemployment problems? Relax, that’s what I intend to tell you in this short article. Short, yes, today is not a day for long stories.

Can Muhammadu Buhari Change your life?

These are troubled times in Nigeria; I swear! Terrible things are happening everywhere, everyday. War in the North East; fear of the Niger Delta militants rising up again and blowing up pipelines and oil facilities then crumbling the economy further is palpable amongst the Presidency; and the organization of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) is suddenly raging in the South-East. The economy is in a dire funk – evil statistics and reports are flying up and down with no one really sure the extent of damage or what’s going to happen next. When you turn on the television or peruse the newspaper front pages, you are bombarded on every side with all manner of headlines that inspire only fear and despair.

No Vacancy! You are fired!

Shell, Chevron, Dealdey, iROKOTV…what do they all have in common? They are sacking people like pure water these days. Tuesday, yesterday, Noel woke up to his normal morning routine, of kissing his wife ‘good morning,’ hurriedly taking his bath, kissing his lovely wife ‘good bye’ and rushing out of his house in order to beat the morning rush hour traffic. By noon, he was already back home from work. That was unusual considering that when he leaves the house, Noel usually doesn’t return until 6 or after 6:30PM.