6 Rules To Record Smartphone Videos Like A Pro

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Smartphones with a good camera and the ability to record high definition videos are no longer difficult to find because you do not have to break the bank to get one. So, anyone can record videos. However, the question now is if you are shooting or recording your video the right way. It is important to ask this question since using poor video-making techniques will probably result in a poor video. In line with this, we share tips to record smartphone videos like a pro.

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1.Shoot horizontally

If you want people to watch your video in full on a computer screen, keep your smartphone horizontal when you are recording. Shooting a video clip with your phone upright may not be an issue because you are watching it on your device with a vertical screen. But when you watch that same video on a horizontal computer screen, you won’t enjoy it.

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2.Keep it steady

Hold your phone firmly with both hands, and lock your elbows into your body for stability. This will prevent shaky hands.

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3.Be conscious of light

If you want to shoot good videos, you need to know how to work with the available light and use it to your advantage. When shooting outside, find a position where the sun is evenly lighting the scene. If some parts of the shot appear too bright or too dark, find another angle that allows you to still achieve the shot.

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4.Get close to your subject

Staying physically close to your subject ensures better image quality, less digital noise and better focus in your videos.

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5.Always use the back camera

This may seem like an obvious rule, but it’s easy to forget. While front cameras have gotten more reliable, they have not yet reached the point where you can shoot decent videos with them. Unless you’re recording a short video of yourself, always use the back camera for your videos.

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6.Edit and share your videos

You can download free video editing apps to edit your videos. This will enhance the quality of your videos.


5 Common Mistakes Made in Resume Writing

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There are many reasons why people generally find it tasking to get job offers or invitations for interviews. One of such reasons is the fact that they make unforgivable mistakes when writing their resumes. Resumes are extremely important documents that should be written with the utmost detail and attention to avoid mistakes. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 common mistakes made in resume writing.

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1.Ignoring Keywords

We’re in the information and technology age, as a result, nowadays most resumes are reviewed electronically before they are seen by human eyes. It is, therefore, important to pay attention to keywords when writing your resume. For a good number of organizations or HR consultancy firms, the first round of culling resumes happens through keyword spotting with a hiring software, and if certain keywords are missing from your resume, it is unlikely to make it past the first round. Be sure to use keywords related to the industry you are interested in when writing your resume; use keywords in your job description; be sure to use keywords repeatedly from time to time (but try not to overdo it); and basically just ensure you include exact keywords in your resume and recognize their place in your industry.

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2.Being Too Lengthy

If you’re an average working class professional with less than half a decade of experience, it’s only appropriate for you to condense your resume down to a page or two pages at most.  When writing your resume, regardless of your years of experience or professional level, ensure you use words diligently and avoid being unnecessarily verbose. No hiring manager has the time to sift through ‘ramblings’ in your resume to get to the vital information needed to get you past the screening phase. As a result, you need to pay attention to your words and use them responsibly when writing your resume. Additionally, you can ask a family, friend or close contact with some experience in the area of resume writing to help review your resume and advise you on the parts that need to cut out, rephrased or paraphrased.

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3.Being Vague or Unclear

When hiring managers review you resume, one of the most important things that they are concerned with are your quantitative tasks and accomplishments. It can be detrimental to you to be vague about these when writing your resume. Even when putting descriptions about your former positions, you need to be specific with the details of what you accomplished in these positions. Try to put descriptions in your resume in terms of what you have accomplished, rather than simply listing titles and describing everyday tasks.

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4.Typographical and Grammatical Errors

This should be avoided at all cost because it makes the applicant seem careless and irresponsible, or worse, ignorant about correct grammatical terms and structuring. It sets a precedent for employers or hiring managers to draw very unflattering conclusions about your attitude and verbal, writing and grammatical skills. Your resume, therefore, needs to be grammatically perfect; and one way to achieve this is to go over it multiple times after writing it to correct errors. You can also give it to a friend, family or close contact with relevant experience to go over it and help correct errors.

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5.Cutting the Meat Out of Your Resume

The fact that you resume shouldn’t be too wordy, doesn’t mean it should be lacking relevant information. Be wise about the way you write your resume, and avoid cutting things short unnecessarily because you are trying to conform by all means to the one page standard. Just try as much as possible to give concise summaries of important information, but please don’t leave out important information because you are ‘trying to avoid being too wordy’.

4 Great Achievements of Ancient Africans Most People Don’t Know

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Despite suffering through slavery, oppression, mismanagement and a host of other vices, Africa is a continent that has fought to remain strong, admirable and formidable amidst suffering and oppression. One of such admirable aspects of Africa is its achievement in significant areas of life and work that many might not even be aware of.

We fill in this gap by sharing 4 great achievements of ancient Africans most people don’t know.

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1.Mathematical Achievements

Many modern high-school level concepts in mathematics were first developed in Africa. More than 35,000 years ago, Egyptians scripted textbooks that included basic mathematical concepts like division and multiplication of fractions and geometric formulas to calculate the area and volume of shapes. The ancient Egyptians were the ones who considered a circle to be 360 degrees and estimated pie at 3.16. They also calculated distances and angles, solved algebraic equations and carried out mathematically based predictions on the size of the floods of the Nile. In addition, eight thousand years ago, the people in present-day Zaire developed their own numeration system, as did the Yorubas in present-day Nigeria. The Yoruba numeration system was based on units of 20 (instead of 10), and scholars have lauded this because it required an impressive amount of abstract reasoning and subtraction to identify different numbers.

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2.Architecture and Engineering

Many ancient African societies built sophisticated environments. The Egyptians pyramids are very good examples of the engineering feats of ancient African societies. Later in the 12th century, in the far south, there were hundreds of great and architecturally brilliant cities built in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Massive stone complexes were the hub of these cities, and one even included a 250-meter-long, 15,000-ton curved granite wall. The cities had huge castle-like compounds with numerous rooms for specific tasks like iron-smithing. In the 13th century, the Mali empire was another African society that boasted of impressive cities, including Timbuktu, with grand palaces, mosques and universities.

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3.Metallurgy and Tools

Some ancient African societies were responsible for a good number of the advances in metallurgy and tool making. Advances in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda between 1,500 and 2,000 years ago were believed to have surpassed those of the Europeans, and were astonishing to the Europeans when they learned of them. For example, Ancient Tanzanian furnaces could reach 1,800°C, which was 200 to 400°C warmer than those of the Romans.


Astronomical Achievements

It is believed that several ancient African cultures birthed discoveries in astronomy. Some of these discoveries are foundations on which the field of astronomy still relies on for footing, while some others were so advanced that their mode of discovery has still not been understood. Egyptians were responsible for a good number of these discoveries and they charted the movement of the sun, constellations and the cycles of the moon. They are believed to have divided the year into 12 parts and developed a yearlong calendar system containing 365 and a quarter days. They made their clocks with moving water and used sundial-like clocks.

Safety Education: Brand concludes Training in schools across Nigeria

Pupils of Goshen Montessori School, Kubwa listening with rapt attention.

As part of its objective to intentionally groom a safety conscious generation, the Safety Chic project – an arm of Ulomka Multi solutions Ltd responsible for raising safety consciousness in people has concluded their East, West, North (EWN) nationwide safety tour, which began on the 28th September and ended on October 12, 2017.

Students of St. Luke’s College, Nsukka

The tour is in line with their Corporate Social Responsibility programme – Train Them Young Initiative (2TYI) which entails school visitation to teach young people about Health and Safety, to boost Health Safety Environment (HSE) advocacy and increase awareness.

Book reading session for pupils of Immaculate Conception Primary School, Abakpa Nike

Following the successful launch of The Adventures of Muna, a book designed to introduce and teach kids safety tips through stories and relatable characters authored by Ugochi Obidiegwu, the organisation believes that the best way to safeguard the future is to take this safety education to children.

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Students of Pro Labore Dei, Ibadan

The training kicked off in Lagos at the Topflight College, Ifako, and continued at the Pro Labore Dei, Ibadan.

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Topflight College, Ifako

The Northern tour birthed in Abuja with the book reading at Christ Chosen Group of schools, Beth Zatha Academy (Both in Gwarinpa) and Goshen Montessori School, Kubwa.

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Kids of Beth Zatha Academy Gwarinpa during the book reading session.

Next up was the Eastern tour which happened in three LGAs in Enugu – Enugu East, Enugu North and Nsukka. Book readings were held at Immaculate Conception Primary School, Abakpa-Nike and New Haven Primary School 2, while the safety trainings took place at St Luke’s College and St Cyprian’s Girls Secondary School (both in Nsukka), Government Secondary School, Abakaliki road, and Abakpa Girls Secondary School.

At St. Cyprian’s Girls Secondary School, Nsukka

A special session was held for street kids in Enugu, in collaboration with the Straight Street Initiative.

The Managing Partner of Ulomka Multi Solutions, Ugochi Obidiegwu, is satisfied with the outcome of the tour.

Speaking on the inspiration behind this move, the Managing Partner of Ulomka Multi Solutions Ltd, Ugochi Obidiegwu said:


“I have been teaching children safety skills mostly in Lagos. However I wanted other children in other states to benefit because this knowledge is necessary for all kids irrespective of their locations, hence the plan to visit a few states representing different zones. There’s still so much work to be done but this is a start.”


The HOW Foundation’s first ‘Blue-State’ Charity Match for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month took place on Saturday, September 23, 2017; The HOW Foundation hosted 4 teams and their supporters at the Road 14 Football Pitch, Lekki, Lagos.
The event kicked off at 4pm with a welcome speech by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The How Foundation Ms. Anthonia Ally, she talked about the essence of the football match which was to create awareness for prostate cancer amongst men and the threat prostate cancer poses to families in Nigeria. She also emphasised that early detection is key so all men from the age of 40 should get checked regularly.
The football match started at about 4:30 with a kick off by the founder of The How Foundation, Dr Herbert Wigwe.  The football competition was between Atletico Sports Club, Soccer Nation, FSG and Access Warriors.
Fans of the various football teams were around to cheer and support their favourite. After a series of faceoff on the pitch, Soccer Nation emerged the winner of the tournament and Melody was also announced as the highest goal scorer of the day. The winning team went home with a trophy.

The How Foundation’s Blue-State charity football match was well attended and the essence of the competition was achieved as a lot of people were educated on the dangers of not detecting prostate cancer early enough. There were also lots to eat and drink while everyone networked and cheered their favourite teams.

The How Foundation was founded by Dr Herbert Wigwe on July 20th 2016 and their main focus is to help educate on the possibilities of Malaria Eradication in Nigeria, Prostate Cancer awareness and Youth leadership /mentorship programs.

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#TheAdventuresOfMuna Officially Launches Tomorrow

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Get ready for the launch of the #TheAdventuresOfMuna, a book designed to teach your kids safety tips through short stories authored by a seasoned safety personnel and advocate, Ugochi Obidiegwu, for your kids, wards and loved ones.


Ugochi Obidiegwu is the author of the “The Adventures Of Muna”. She owns The Safety Chic brand

Muna is your typical 7-year old African girl – happy, expressive and boisterous. Her day is filled with activities which have the potential to cause her harm, and so she needs a safety guide. Adventures of Muna is a collection of short stories about a typical day in Muna’s life and the safety habits she must learn in order to have an injury-free day. This kid-to-kid safety guide tackles various aspects of children safety, from preventing falls and handling strangers to surviving fires and using the roads safely. It passes the child safety message with simple language and familiar characters so that your child will both learn and remember.



This book launch will be one with a difference. Your purchase would ensure that an indigent child will also have access to the book. Therefore for every single book you buy, a child somewhere in Nigeria (Abia, Kaduna, Ekiti, Port Harcourt etc.) will get a book for free. Isn’t that “awemazing”?

Release Date: 16th September, 2017
Venue: Sahara Reporters, 13 Isaac John, Ikeja GRA
Time: 2pm prompt

Preview and purchase the Paperback format here https://www.amazon.com/reader/1522078029…

And get the Kindle format here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074S6MJ63?ref_=k4w_ss_dp_lp_ip

Prof Ogbechie, Olusola, Alabi, others to Speak at the Business of Education Summit


Edusko, an Edtech start-up that connects parents and students with suitable private schools within and outside Africa, is organising a discussion series, called the Business of Education. The maiden edition of the eventfocused on school leadershipis expected to have over 1000 school leaders in attendance.

According Edusko founder and event convener Jide Ayegbusi, it is expected to enable participating school leaders in Nigeria learn from business and thought leaders who are passionate about helping schools improve on their offerings and outcomes.

“As you may be aware, there is a growing body of evidence that school leadership has an impact on schools and students outcomes. While a lot has been discussed about our educational system and attributed its deploying conditions to poor implementation of curriculum, inadequate funding and poor monitoring, it seems we have not always looked to school leaders as harbingers of change. This year, we would be engaging with Nigerian school leaders and discussing the importance of school leadership in improving outcomes for our schools and students,” Ayegbusi said.

On the speakers and participants, Ayegbusi said: “We are expecting over a thousand top school owners, directors, administrators, education entrepreneurs, senior educators and key stakeholders in the Nigerian education sector. It’s high time our school leaders learned from experienced and business leaders who are passionate about how the business of education is being managed and are also willing to render practical assistance. So we are inviting these carefully selected leaders from different spheres of life to a panel discussion.”

Expected speakers and panellists at this event are: Chris Ogbechie, professor of Strategic Management, Pan Atlantic University; Lanre Olusola, life coach and founder Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy and Alex Goma, managing director, PZ Cussons Nigeria.

Others are: Biola Alabi, founder, BiolaAlabi Media; Gbenro Adegbola, managing director/CEO First Veritas Educational Delivery; Dr. Adebodun Sanyaolu, CEO Adkyke Consulting and Darrell McGraw, senior partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers Nigeria.

The event, which is scheduled to hold on 12 October, 2017 at Nelo’s Place, 2, Tomi Osikoya Drive, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja is free for all registered and invited participants.

The organisation behind this event, Edusko, was launched in 2015 to help private schools across Africa become more accessible and at the same time help parents make informed school choices despite their busy schedules. At the moment, over 4,000 leading schools are listed on the platform and more than 5,000 parents have used the platform in the last one year to place their kids in suitable schools. The company has presence in over 30 states in Nigeria and more than 10 regions in Ghana.


Becoming a High Flyer

At one point or another, we have all been exposed to some form of adversity in our lives. Depending on our attitudes and how positive we handle them, these hardships have the capacity to make or break us. This is what life teaches us.

As we await the anticipated virtual launch of Becoming A High Flyer: Lessons From The Eagle” by Fortunes Paul Okoronkwo on Friday, 15th September, 2017, it is instructive to note that this book is written essentially to provide each of us with the inspiration needed to discover and release our awesome potentials.

Being a high flyer means different things to different people depending on the context in which it is used. To a layman, a high flyer could refer to “anybody who has achieved tremendous success, especially someone who has become successful more quickly than is normal” or “someone with a lot of ability that is expected to achieve a lot.” To the careerist, a high flyer could mean “someone who has achieved notable success or distinction in his/her chosen field.” While the term, in economic parlance refers to “a speculative stock that has reached very high price and trading volume in a short time.”

However, from the perspective of the writer, a perspective which informed the writing of this book, high flyers are the “Eagles of the World”. Like the eagle, they are men and women endowed with the ability to subdue heights as well as maintain altitudes reserved only for eagles. They possess great attributes similar to that of the king of birds; attributes which distinguish them from others. And they can be found dominating in every clime and in every field of human endeavor.


What Can We Pick From Becoming A High Flyer: Lessons From The Eagle?

To achieve greatness and become all we are capable of becoming, we must adjust our beliefs and change the way we view ourselves. Inside each of us is unlimited power waiting to burst forth. To access this power within, we must develop a proper awareness of who we are and what we are each capable of doing. We must seek to unravel the real us in order to unleash our full potential.

As you read this four chapter book, learning valuable lessons from the eagle bird (a bird which for centuries and decades has inspired humanity) on how to become a high flyer, it is my hope that you will find the motivation and inspiration to start directing your life with intention and living your life to the fullest.
This book will leave you all fired up and exceptionally encouraged. More importantly, it will lay bare the guidelines for developing and achieving personal vision:

Define what you want in life – The vision of where or who you want to@ be is the greatest asset you have. Without it life will be one dull, boring and uninteresting exercise. Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Hence, conscious effort must be made to develop your own life’s vision.

To achieve this you should take time to reflect on the following questions:

What really matters to you in life? What are your passions and dreams? What are your values? What issues do you care about? What are your talents? What’s special about you? What qualities would you like to develop? What would you most like to accomplish? What legacy would you like to leave behind?

Answering these questions honestly and sincerely and acting on them is central to developing a clear vision for your life.

Capture your vision – Using one sentence or a concise paragraph,@ write your life’s vision. Consider writing a short vision statement along with a short description of how you currently see yourself accomplishing it – reaching your vision. Write everything in the present tense, as if you already have accomplished it. This creates the right frame of mind – confidence about your future – rather than keeping your vision in the distant future.

 Keep your vision visible – Once@ you’ve created your career vision statement, plaster it in various places and read it and say it aloud often. Imagine yourself achieving your life’s vision. Constantly reinforcing the image of you in your vision will help you to both consciously and subconsciously develop goals and action steps that will lead you to success.

 Take an action step – Action is needed to actualize your vision. So endeavor to take one simple action toward actualizing your vision every day. Doing this requires keeping your vision at the top of your daily priorities.

Review your vision statement regularly – Your vision can and most@ likely will change as you move closer to it. As part of a periodic planning process, you should review your vision statement and make any adjustments that you feel are necessary.

So get ready to grab your own free E copy on Friday during the E launch and learn as you read,

Click this link to join the virtual page: https://web.facebook.com/Virtual-Launch-Of-Becoming-A-High-Flyer-1122650037865399/?hc_ref=ARTVK6ufCa78YyHdKnev0TM2Wcl8VxngTbAI81d5asqeebuQLcu01by_EZ0mn9K7ju8&fref=nf&pnref=story




“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
~John Dewey

There are over 1,000 children living on the streets of Enugu State, Nigeria. We aim to make that statistic one less by RETRIEVING, REHABILITATING and REINTEGRATING them. Our aim is to take these children who have been ‘bent’ by the Streets and ‘straighten’ them by offering them opportunities to acquire formal education, life-advancement skills, etc. We already have 5 kids who will move on to Grade 9 (Junior Secondary School 3) in the 2017/2018 academic session, which has just resumed in Enugu. But we do not have all it takes to make this happen, so we come to you.

An education is something we take for granted. For the five (5) street kids we are sending to school, it is an unobtainable luxury. Please help in the creation of this important mission as we change lives by giving long-suffering and disadvantaged teenagers both the hope and the tools needed to live fruitful and happy lives.


We are so CLOSE to our GOAL. If EVERYONE who sees this post gave JUST N100, we would have enough funds for the entire academic session’s MATERIALS and TUITIONS. PLEASE HELP CHANGE A LIFE!

Below is what it will cost us to take care of the educational needs of each child this academic session:

ITEMS                                                           QUANTITY                                      COST PRICE

  • Shirt and short                                            5                                            4,000
  • Sandals                                                          5                                            2,500
  • School Bag                                                    5                                            3,000
  • White Socks                                                  5                                            500
  • Mathematical Set                                         5                                            400
  • 80 leaves long note Exercise Books 16 (200 each)                              3,200
  • Tuition                                                           5                                             1,800

TOTAL – N61, 600

TEXT BOOKS (2000 Each) X 16 X 5 Kids = N32,000


NB – For these five kids, it will cost N221,600.00 We are grateful for your help!



ENGLISH LANGUAGE – Intensive English for Junior Secondary School

MATHEMATICS – New General Mathematics for Junior Secondary


BASIC TECHNOLOGY – NERDC Basic Technology for Junior Secondary

SOCIAL STUDIES – Social Studies for Junior Secondary

BASIC SCIENCE – Basic Science for Junior Secondary

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Comprehensive Physical Education for JSS

FRENCH – Bonjour L’Afrique

COMPUTER STUDIES – Computer Studies for Beginners

CIVIC EDUCATION – Civic education for JSS

HOME ECONOMICS – Home Economics for JSS



BUSINESS STUDIES – Spectrum Business Studies for JSS

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE – Spectrum Agricultural Science for JSS


To donate, kindly send your token to:

GT Bank

Account Name – Straight Street Initiative

Account Number – 0254187084

‘Let us remember that One Child, One Teacher, One Pen And One Book Can Change The World. We must be determined that our dream of quality education for all will also come true’ – Malala Yousafzai


The most educated state in Nigeria

Education is a priority for any country! It provides the key to the development of its economy. However, different Nigerian states have a different level of education! Which state is the most educated state in Nigeria? Take a look at our Top 10 most educated states in Nigeria!
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What is the most educated states ranking based on?
Most educated states ranking
Education is a vital element for every person. It requires a lot of effort, time and money. Education in a country is not only about schools but many other educational institutions. It helps people cope better with the outside world! The most educated people of the country can provide a real development to all branches of economy in this country.
Nigeria is one of the most populated countries in Africa! In addition, it’s one of the most educated countries on the continent. It consists of 36 states, where hardworking people work towards the country`s development. Education is another tool to achieve this development. For a long time, the South-West states have been dominating the market of education in Nigeria.
How about this year? Which are the most educated states in Nigeria? There are a lot of standards that have been considered while compiling the list of the most educated states, like:
– Literacy level;
– The number of educational institutions;
– The number of scholars and professors;
– The number of educated women.
It’s not the whole list but the most crucial points of education for any country. This top 10 ranking is based on the data from the National University Commission (NUC) Statistics. This does not mean you have to agree with this ranking, but you can`t ignore the statistics, can you?
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The most educated state in Nigeria – Top 10
10. Ogun state
10. Ogun state
The most prominent education facilities of Ogun state are three schools of the federal level:
– Odogbolu College;
– Sagamu College;
– Federal Government Girls` College.
The State also has these higher institution:
– Tai Solarin College of Education;
– Federal University of Agriculture;
– Moshood Abiola Polytechnic;
– Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye.
It’s not the whole list of the institutions in the state, but you can get a general picture of education in this part of the country!
9. Ondo State
9. Ondo State
Ondo State has its ups and downs when it comes to education. This process of education can be traced from Baba Adekunle Ajasin to Dr. Olusegun Mimiko. According to Hope Newspapers, the state used to be in the top five most educated states. Today, it has lost its education position. The situation in the state shows that without good administration it’s impossible to develop the educational sector.
8. Bayelsa State
8. Bayelsa State
According to the Vanguard, about N40 billion has been invested into the education system of the state in recent years. This sum of money was invested in infrastructure that can provide a higher level of education. According to the State Education Commissioner, this pile of money was used in accordance with the Restoration Government. The funds helped the state to get on this top 10 most educated states ranking.