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If there is something common amongst African undergraduate and postgraduate students, it is that they are most times limited by the ideology of their origins and where they come from. Due to a lack of proper exposure, they often fail to maximise their potential.
A good majority of them have bought into the mindset of mediocrity and settling for the little, which is usually neglected or disposed off as crumbs that must have fallen from the table of greater people who had once dared to dream and had pursued those dreams. In some cases, they just settle for the much they can lay their hands which was a result of luck or just fate positioning them of its own volition. More often than not, they fail to see the reality or the possibility of daring to be more than they have been psyched to believe by their society and immediate environment.
Talking about their environment and how it affects them, It is no longer news that most countries in Africa are seen and regarded by the West and the rest of the world as third-world countries, which is a function of various individual factors, with technological development and enhancement, as well as education standard, making up some of the most distinct criteria.
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Owing to this perception of the people, they are barely regarded and are usually not expected to have any affinity for excellence, especially in the areas of education. The fact that many African countries are also seemingly not as developed as most countries of the West has also played a vital role in fanning the embers of this assumption.
The irony of it all is in the realisation of what an African undergraduate or postgraduate student can accomplish, nothing short of excellence. This however needs to be drilled into the mind and psyche of the African scholar. They need to realise and acknowledge their capabilities while blocking out and not entertaining any form of unwanted thoughts in their space. They need someone to make them realise the stuff they are made of and capable of becoming.
This seems easier said than done. It however requires a lot of unlearning and relearning while being guided by capable and well-exposed hands.
This is exactly part of the problems the New York Learning Hub has elected itself to permanently solve. The New York Learning Hub which has Professor MarkAnthony Nze as its founder and Chair of the Academic Board has been on a mission to reposition the minds and psyche of the African scholars so that they can see all that they carry, what they can offer, and how to go about offering it.
The African undergraduate and postgraduate who stand a risk of having his or her wings rusty or even clipped owing to a lack of use, can now confidently buy into the idea of soaring and meeting their once seemingly unachievable dreams.
This is possible by keying into the upcoming webinar facilitated by Professor MarkAnthony Nze and Mr. Reginald Ugo Nwamara. The phenomenal institution which happens to be the pioneer of unconventional learning in the world is holding a spring education symposium with a focal point on African students.
The symposium will be an eye-opener and an attempt at taking a very close look at something that bedevils the average African scholar or student. The theme of the symposium is ‘Empowering African Undergraduates and Postgraduate students to Soar’.
This upcoming symposium is an event that promises to be a game-changer for anyone interested in the latest developments in education and learning especially at the global stage. At this symposium, participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most respected names in the field of unconventional learning as they share their insights and expertise on a range of topics.
This upcoming symposium will feature a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and presentations that explore the cutting-edge research and innovations that are shaping the landscape of education globally. Whether you are an educator, researcher, administrator, or just someone who is passionate about improving the quality of education, you will find something of value at this spring event.
Some of the topics that will be covered at this symposium include:
– Strategies for helping students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
– The latest research on the science of learning and how it can inform teaching practices
– Innovative approaches to creating sustainable solutions for modern-day business problems.
– The use of data-driven insights to improve student outcomes
In addition to these informative sessions, the symposium will also provide plenty of opportunities for networking and collaboration with other professionals in the field. You will be able to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about education and share your commitment to improving teaching and learning.
As many already know, the NYLH is very committed to providing high-quality professional development opportunities for educators, and this symposium is no exception. Participants will surely leave this event feeling inspired, informed, and equipped with the tools and knowledge to take their work in education to the next level.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of the conversation about the future of education. Register now for the New York Learning Hub symposium and join the team as they explore the latest trends and insights in teaching and learning.
It promises to be an unforgettable and transformative experience. It is scheduled to take place live on Telegram on the 27th of May, 2023 at 4 pm Nigerian time.
For more information on the event, you can contact the New York Learning Hub via their email which is [email protected] hub.com. or you can visit the website, newyorklearninghub.com. You can also send them a WhatsApp message to the numbers, +1( 347) 9817348 or +1 (517)5053792.
Make it a date to attend. It is time for that long-awaited paradigm shift for African undergraduate and postgraduate students.