• CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHTS
    GOVERNMENT

    CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHTS

    BASIC CONCEPTS OF IDEALISM The following are some of the major concepts of idealism: The mind is the most real thing. Everything in life is interpreted through the mind. People are more important than nature. Nature is meant for the use of man. Ideals are true and never change. People can choose between good and evil, right and wrong. Truth is discovered through rational or reasoning powers.   BASIC CONCEPTS OF REALISM Major Concepts of realism include the following: The world is synonymous with nature and the understanding of it is by the use of our senses and experience. Everything works in conformity with the laws of nature. There is…

  • EARLY EUROPEANS IN NIGERIA
    DIPLOMATIC HISTORY,  ECONOMIC HISTORY

    EARLY EUROPEANS IN NIGERIA

    The Europeans who came to Nigeria were the explorers, Christian missionaries, traders and merchants. These people included the following: The explorers were Mungo Park, Hugh Clapperton, Richard and John Lander. The traders and merchants included George Tauberman Goldie, John Holt etc. The Christian missionaries included Mary Slessor, Thomas Birch Freeman, Henry Townsend, Ajayi Crowther, Jefferson Bowen, etc.   Mungo Park Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer of West Africa. He was the first European who travelled to places like the Central Africa and Niger River. Mungo Park was educated at home before attending Selkirk Grammar School in 1788. Mungo Park enrolled at the University of Edinburgh, studying medicine and botany.…

  • AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICER OR AGENT OR WORKER
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICER OR AGENT OR WORKER

    An agricultural extension officer or worker is a person who is involved in the dissemination of new ideas and techniques from the research institutes to farmers. He acts as an intermediary between researchers and farmers.   Qualities of a Good Extension Worker Originality: For an extension officer or worker to succeed as an agent of change, he must be original. He must have the native intelligence to be original in his thoughts, words and action. Leadership: He must be a leader among leaders. He must be able to know the way i.e. his goal and lead the rural farmers to grasp and embrace that goal. He must be patient and…

  • FUNCTIONS AND PROBLEMS OF FARM MANAGER
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    FUNCTIONS AND PROBLEMS OF FARM MANAGER

    In agriculture, the farm manager is usually regarded as the entrepreneur whose duties include the organisation, administration, production and marketing of produce from the farm. The reward for management is profit.   FUNCTIONS OFA FARM MANAGER The functions of a farm manager can be grouped into five major headings: Organisation. Administration Production. Marketing. Evaluation.   a) Organisation The farm manager secures suitable land for farming. He determines what to produce. He determines the scale of production. He procures loan or capital for farming. He recruits or employs labour or workers for the farm. He decides on which enterprise(s) to undertake, given the available resources, e.g. fish farming and rice production.…

  • ERRORS IN SENTENCE STRUCTURE
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    ERRORS IN SENTENCE STRUCTURE

    The following errors are common in sentence structures. They should be avoided or corrected promptly wherever they intrude in our writing. (1) Sentence Fragment (or Period fault) A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence, a phrase or a subordinate clause of any kind. It may be a dependent clause, a verbal phrase, a terminal parenthetical element, or any other sentence element(s) that is carelessly written or left to stand as a sentence. (e.g. When he slept. Having seen him. That being the case. Especially to those he loves. Such as rice, maize, and millet.) Fragmentary constructions can be corrected by working the fragment or “broken’ sentence into a complete sentence…

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