Education

How Schools Can Help Feed Nigeria

The United Nations has estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will be around 9 billion. Sub-Saharan Africa has been reported as the continent to experience the highest possible growth. Nigeria is currently the most populous nation in Africa and this position is not likely to change. With billions of naira spent, even now, on food importation (rice, wheat, fish, etc.) into the country, feeding the teeming population in a sustainable manner calls for concern for two main reasons among many. First, there is an acute rural-urban migration of young people because of the perceived ‘greener pastures’ in the cities,

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8 Tips to Bring Equity to Your Grading

(This is the concluding part of the two-part series we started in the previous edition)

Students should get grades for everything. One problem students have at the beginning of the year with my class is they are surprised that everything goes into the grade book. “You actually grade everything,” they tell me with a confused look. My grade book at the quarter right now has about 35 entries per class. Those grades include classwork, homework, tests, quizzes, group work, projects, essays, presentations, and participation. I don’t say that to make myself sound cool, I simply say that because that’s what I thought grading was supposed to be.

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