LIFE AND HISTORY OF ELDER NNAJI NWA NNAJI (A.K.A. OKANA) (1933-2014) Elder Nnaji nwa Nnaji was born in the year 1933. He was the eldest of the seven sons of Nnaji nwa Ebe (also called Obaru) and the grandson of Ebe nwa Achi of Umu Uzu nwa Agu family line in Umuodumu, Umuonojah Umulesha Nkalaha. As was the custom for children to be called after their relatives, Nnaji was named after his maternal grandfather, Nnaji nwa Alu of Umuomechime, Amaezegba Nkalaha. His mother was late Mrs. Nneze nwa Nnaji, a moral activist and a midwife till her death. Nnaji grew up under the tutelage of his paternal grandfather, Ebe nwa Achi. During these years, Nnaji acquired the unquantifiable knowledge about the history and tradition of Nkalaha. The knowledge he acquired these days with Ebe nwa Achi cannot be underscored to have based only on tradition. He also acquired some aspects of western civilization and its politics, since Ebe nwa Achi had contacts with the colonial masters in his days.
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DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN COMPUTER EDUCATION AND COMPUTER IN EDUCATION From 1970s onward, there has been increasing awareness of the contributions of computer to the human mechanical efforts. This awareness continued and even became greater in this twenty first century. As days glide, new problems continue to develop demanding the attention of computer in solving them. With this, more attention became drawn towards the uses of computer. Assessments even have focused primarily on the effectiveness of computers as aids to learning and on how well students may be prepared for their use beyond school, the negative effects on the younger generations notwithstanding. Considering the magnificent contributions of computers on the human activities generally and knowing that the determination of the proper roles of computers in education must begin with an understanding of the computer itself, the introduction of “computer education” in schools became relatively inevitable. This idea b
THE AUTHOR, THE TEXT AND THE QUESTION OF THEORIES: AN EXONERATIST’S APPROACH TO ACHEBE’S THERE WAS A COUNTRY by Onyeji Nnaji
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A part from Things Fall Apart, There Was a Country outweighs all of Achebe’s novels in the number of attention it creates among readers. The emergence of Things Fall Apart in 1958, stirred up certain criticism that Achebe’s predecessors did not receive internationally and within. Perhaps because it emerges as a novel from Africa that chooses to tell the story of the author’s world in a way contrary to readers’ preconceived image of Africa. But Achebe’s personal view may not correspond to some of these criticisms. In an interview, Achebe relates that the reason for which he endeavours to tell the story of Okonkwo and Umuofia’s destruction is because, ‘the European invasion resulted in Africans losing their “grip over history”. It also led to their losing “their memory of Africa”, a massive loss since “the past” is all we have’ (Speech, 63). For him, “the story of the people’s strengths and weaknesses must be told as effectively as possible if the people of Nigeria were to achiev