On Death

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die... - Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1-2 The death you run away from will come to meet you and you will be returned to the One who knows the unseen as …

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Wait!

Wait for me dear sister It’s not yet time to go The sun is still shinning Let’s wait for the sun to truly set Wait for me dear sister I called on you to be patient To hang in there To hold on dear sister For the hope on the horizon For the sun to …

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“Till Death Do Us Part”? Moral Questions on Marriage and Divorce

In continuation of my previous post on loyalty, I reflect here on some moral questions surrounding divorce. Marriage is an event and process that involves an intent to be loyal or at least a declaration of loyalty. In many, if not most, parts of the world, marriage is significant, and comes with important moral and …

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Thinking through the interface between technology, pedagogy and donkey years’ approaches

In my last post, I wrote about the need for innovation in our approach to teaching and learning including supporting students to develop critical thinking skills. One of the things I alluded to in that post was the relevance of new technologies in teaching and learning. Upon further reflection, I realised that I may be falling into the …

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On Donkey years’ pedagogy and innovation in higher education teaching

Several months ago, I spoke to a group of young entrepreneurs based in Port Harcourt, in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. The summary of my message was that they need to 'think beyond the box'. I deliberately used the word ‘beyond’ because I believe that the box - the status quo, as a reference point could potentially constitute a barrier to …

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