Learn Your Way Out of Recession – The iCadamy Has Working Solutions For You

The economy is “technically” in recession – Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.

These are obviously not the best of times, economically. Companies are downsizing and people are losing jobs. This present situation, though very challenging presents plenty opportunities. Tough times definitely require tough thinking, strategy and innovations

However, it is not all bad news, there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. There is a solution and it is quite simple, we need to “learn our way out of the present situation.” 

It is time to go lean to be more efficient. It is time to build capacities to deliver values to clients. It is time to projectise business delivery to achieve better results. And here are some of the recommended lessons and their relevance to your business and career:

  1. To stay ahead of competition, you need to learn to be more strategic and lead innovation within your organization, so we recommend Business Innovation and Strategy
  2. To sustain your market, you need to learn build and lead a winning team, use business skills of marketing, communication, and negotiation through Essential Business Skills
  3. To achieve better business and predictable results, you need to learn the art effective planning and implementation, so we recommend Project Management Fundamentals
  4. To stand out among your contemporary you need to earn the most respected global credential, so we recommend – Project Management Professionals

Visit our website today at www.theicademy.icentra.com to explore and register for any of our training offerings that meet your business and personal development needs.


Pro-Gun Mum Shot By 4 Year Old After Teaching Him How To Use A Gun

A gun-loving Florida mother was shot by her own four-year-old son – a day after she boasted about his shooting skills.

Jamie Gilt, 31, had a loaded .45 calibre weapon in her car, and her son shot her through her seat while she was driving.

She is in a stable condition in hospital.

‘Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22,’ Gilt wrote on Facebook  this week – one of many pro-gun statements on her social media accounts.

The passionate advocate of gun rights said in online discussions this week that she was teaching her children to defend their family.

Captain Joseph Wells of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said, ‘This is definitely not a criminal event. This is an accidental shooting.’

Police officers have not yet filed charges, but said in a statement, ‘Florida Statute makes it a misdemeanor for a person to store or leave, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm in such a manner that it is likely a child can gain access to the firearm.’

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FG To Create Jobs For Youths In Agriculture, Solid Minerals, Teaching – Buhari

The Federal Government will explore the potential in agriculture, solid minerals and teaching in solving the unemployment challenge confronting the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.


Buhari, who said this at his maiden media chat on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that there were abundant deposits of solid minerals across the country.


According to the president, agriculture and solid minerals are the quickest ways of providing employment for able bodied people in Nigeria.


“We will make sure we get the machinery, fertilizer, and other inputs and ask people to go to the farm so that we do not import food.


There are lots of solid minerals in commercial quantities in virtually all the states; there are companies that know about it and they are prepared to come.


In terms of teachers, there is a teachers institute in Kaduna; and another one in Ibadan.


We are trying to mop up the unemployed youths; do a crash programme in teaching; post them to teach in primary schools and junior secondary schools.


So that the quality of education will start from the bottom; all these things will not be there over night but we have to start it,’’ he said.


Buhari said that if the opportunities in solid minerals and agriculture were properly harnessed, the problem of unemployment would be minimised.




FG Plans First Degree As Minimum Teaching Qualification

THE Federal Government is set to make first degree the minimum teaching qualification in Nigeria.

Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, disclosed this yesterday, when he received Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, who paid him a visit in his office in Abuja.

He said the Federal Government would explore all measures to restore the respect, dignity and status of teachers in the country.

He was reacting to Ambassador Suomela-Chowdhury’s declaration that all teachers in Finland had a minimum of masters degree and that teaching is a highly competitive profession because of huge interest by too many qualified people.


The minister, who said the target of the Federal Government was to make first degree as minimum teaching qualification, noting that from 1980, the minimum teaching qualification to teach in schools was National Certificate in Education, NCE.

He said this could be upped to first degree in time to come, adding that currently, there was a number of graduates teaching in primary schools in the country.

Shekarau recalled that the country was able to get over the practice in the past where primary school leavers were engaged to teach.

He said:  “The level was raised to Teacher Grade 3 in the 60s, and later on in early 70s, it was minimum of Grade 2, and this was later phased out in the early 80s to a minimum of NCE.

“Gradually we will get there. We hope that a day will come when all our schools including pre-primary will be handled by university graduates.

“The rate at which our universities are increasing shows that in time to come that will be our target. We have a lot to learn from each other regardless of the factor of the size. The challenges are the same.”

He said apart from the general agenda of government for improving access and quality of education, his particular concern as Minister of Education was to improve the quality of teachers as a key factor.