Thursday, 3 November 2016


The race is finally here, all athletes are on the mark waiting patiently for the sound of the gun for the commencement of the race. In every race, all athletes are potential winners, It only takes an athlete who is dedicated, determined and disciplined to win the race. For an athlete to win the race constant practising is not negotiable, he keeps practising till the race is in advance stage, the athlete is not distracted by comments or sounds of others, he is highly determined not to look elsewhere until he gets to the finishing line and he keeps to the rules of the game. It doesn’t matter how fast an athlete is, once off track, he is automatically disqualified hence, the medal is lost.
Yes Examination is here again, for you to achieve complete success, here are some tips to boost your exam success.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


The 2015/2016 Residential programme is here again. It is  a race that will end in jubilation some people and in regrets for others. When an athlete wants to run, he gathers strength and encourages himself to perform optimally. So that when he hears the whistle, he runs without distraction until he gets to the end. As the residential draws near. I encourage you to gather yourself, put together anything end everything to succeed. Some of the things you need to do is to prepare yourself very well, be time conscious, make a personal timetable that will enable you succeed. You should know that nothing good comes easy and that hard work pays.  Do not wait until it is too late. Start now.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Counselling: An Important Aspect of Learner Support Programme in Open Distance Education

Counselling is a process of assisting an individual to understand himself or herself in order to make right decisions that will be beneficial to himself or herself, family, others and the entire society. Counselling gives an individual the opportunity to discuss his or her problems with professionally trained Counselling therapists who are skilled in using talking therapies in assisting the individual in finding solutions to his or her  problems and challenges. The process of counselling is valuable because it provides opportunity for self-discovery and self- awareness for the individual. Counselling is necessary owing to the fact that human beings differ in their task approach and management strategies.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Sex education begins from home

This is something on sex education and will like to share with you. I hope you will find it helpful
  • Teach your ward sex education before he or she is taught outside……..
  • On sex education, the first step is to teach your child the true and correct names of the private body parts.

Friday, 23 September 2016


Note Taking is an aspect of learning that cannot be overemphasized. The major reason for this is the fact that when you write any information down, it helps you to remember better. It also serves as a reference point any time you want to study a particular course. Note taking is important. Therefore, any time you attend a lecture, do not rely on the fact that you have a textbook or the module for the course. Try jotting things down in your own handwriting and adding explanations for yourself where necessary. You would see that it would help you to study and master the content of the course better.
Kindly read the following excerpt from California Polytechnic State University on different systems or methods for note taking. It will help you indeed.

Monday, 1 August 2016


Do you want to discover an interesting thing about your person and how what you see yourself as can actually affect you? This post will be of immense help to you.

Monday, 18 July 2016


Hello, I want to introduce you to another aspect of your study habit which can also help you to excel in your studies; consultation with your facilitators. This is very important aspect of your study habit. So many students do neglect this. And it is not good. You need to understand that you should  personally do a consultation with your facilitator to share with him or her the challenges you are encountering in your studies for them to assist you. It is your right to consult your facilitators. Make use of the opportunity to excel.

Sunday, 19 June 2016


A stitch in time, they say, saves nine. In any activity one has set out to do, it is possible for one to monitor whether one is achieving or failing. Achievement is not a one time thing it comes through incremental effort and steady progression. As you have started this session, The counselling unit is encouraging you to set your achievement clock. That is, try on daily basis to check the activities you carried out that are closely connected to your academic pursuit. You need to time yourself everyday. Never you go to bed everyday without asking yourself what you have done towards achieving your academic goal. Set your achievement clock; promise yourself  that no day shall pass by without you accomplishing at least one assignment towards your success in your academics. The activities include:

  • Checking the LMS to see if you have any assignment or task to be done
  • Browsing the Net to get more materials on the courses you are offering
  • Reading at least a study session from one of your courses
  • Noting down gray areas in your modules which will form part of your discussions with your facilitators
  • Doing your assignments to meet up submission deadlines.
  • Practising with past questions on the courses you are offering for the session
  • Joining a study group ( it is advisable not to be more than 5 members in a group)
  • Having general positive attitude and disposition towards your academic pursuit.  


Saturday, 21 May 2016


Stress describes the body’s reaction to events. Stress is an ineffective and unhealthy response to change. It is the body’s response to any undesirable mental, physical, emotional, social or environmental demand. Stress is the physical trauma, strenuous exercise, metabolic disturbances and anxiety which challenges the body’s well-being.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


This phrase usually trails any regret for not succeeding in any endavour that an individual has embarked on. For instance, educational pursuit. Let me start by seeking your views about the phrase. Do you think it can be avoided by an individual? Let me hear your views. As an individual, I feel that the phrase would only come to an individual who does not do what he is supposed to do at the right time he or she is supposed to do it. We have discussed a lot of things on this blog that would help you as a student to really face your studies squarely in other not to have any regrets at the end of your stay here in DLI. I know you would do so. Check out the last post on this blog and truly follow what is said there. I promise you your being in DLI will worth its while at the end of your studies here.
You can always rely on the counsellors to assist you with any challenge that may want to hinder you from succeeding. Take care.

Saturday, 30 April 2016


Welcome to 2015/2016 Academic Session, 2014/2015 is gone, here we are in a brand new session. Results are out now, every student knows where he or she stands. For those of you who haven't done well as expected here is another chance to improve. However for those of you who have done great, you can always do better. Academic Success can always be improved, the only person who do not need to improve is the dead. The following are tips that can help you improve this success.

i. Start Early: it is important to start early this session, registration is the first thing to do, don't wait till dead line before you register. For you to have uninterrupted online flow with your facilitators, you need to register. Note by University standard any student who is not registered can not be regarded as a student. so stay connected by registering on time.

ii. Study Hard: there is no short cut to success, success come by hard-work. Whoever fails to prepare is preparing to fail, so what do you want? Studying hard involve interacting constantly online, get involve online, visit the LMS regularly to update your self, do all assignment on time, don't ask people to do it for you. Doing your assignment yourself is another way of studying. Seek for more materials, to stand out, you need to be a step ahead of others. Don't limit your self to just your course materials, seek for additional knowledge,it will help you. This can only be achieved when you start studying early.

iii Ask Questions:  if confuse on any matter ask questions, if its academic seek help from your course adviser, facilitators or  those who can genuinely assist you. No question is foolish in an academic setting. The biblical principle of  ask and you shall be given is not only with God, but also with man.

iv. Seek Help: the help desk is created to help student in dilemma seek answer to pressing issues. You will always get genuine help from the help desk. For issues beyond the help deck, especially when confidential, contact the counsellors. The instistute have well seasoned counsellors who can always help you. Don't seek help from wrong source, has this will only complicate your problem. With the counsellors your secret are kept. confidentialy is our watch word.

v. Stay out of trouble: it is important to stay out of trouble this session, don't get involve in fraudulent activities because, this will only jeopardize your effort as a student. No body can alter result for you, don't fall into the hands of fraudsters. If you work hard enough, then success is grantee.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Hi, let me start this week's post with a popular song we used to sing when I was in the primary school many years ago. I am quite sure that you are very familiar with the song. It goes like this:
           Determination, determination is my motto,determination.
Do you still remember this song, I want you to know that determination entails trying to continue in an endaevour even when it seems difficult. Determination is an attribute any learner or student who wishes to succeed must imbibe. So I encourage you to be determined in everything you are doing most especially in your academics so that at the end you shall record success. Kindly listen to the video attached and think about it. Thank You.

Thursday, 4 February 2016


It may surprise you that I am talking about failure. Every average Nigerian would quickly reject it with the following sayings; “ it is not my portion” “ back to sender” “God forbid” and many other phrases like that which are actually misleading so many young people today to believe that any time you experience failure in any activity you engage in, that something evil is responsible for it. I am not here to talk about religion or religious beliefs.  However, just as Senator Ben Murray Bruce would say, I want to make common sense, hope you would be willing to reason with me.
Failure in itself is not a bad thing, it depends on how we see it. I want to begin my discussion with the following quotes.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try – Beverly Sills (1929)
Nobody cleared a path for themselves by giving up. – Alacia Bessette (2010)
If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything. – Bill Lyon.
I am discussing failure as a topic, because, the results of the last session’s examinations are already being released by different departments. Many people would record success, while many may fail one or two courses. How you handle your failure would determine your success in subsequent examinations. Therefore, rather than looking for the causes of your failure from the outside, I want to encourage you to take out time to review what factors actually contributed to your failure. It may be:
1. Lack of adequate time to study,
2. Inappropriate study habit, study skills and attitude,
3. Examination anxiety,
4. Over-confidence,
5. Misplacing your priority during examination period, that is, ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’,
6. Hoping that there are other shortcuts to success, which may disappoint you at last.
After you have reviewed the factors listed above, you would definitely identity one problem or the other that contributed to your failure. You therefore need to consciously work on that problem in order to overcome it before the next examination.  Let me conclude with the following quote.

“Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.’’
John Keats
English lyric poet (1795 - 1821)

Thank You.

Thursday, 28 January 2016


Have you ever read a book? How well did you understand what you read,? or do you find it difficult to finish any book you decide to read. Reading is the process of looking g at a series of writer symbols and getting meaning from them. Some people can   read for several hours at a stretch with perfect concentration and understanding, some read for only 3hours and get tired. Our individual brains have different capacities to understand what you read?
Reading is the process of looking at a series of written symbols and getting meaning from it .Some people can read for seven hours at a stretch with perfect concentration and understanding. Some read for only three hours, and feel the need to engage in some other activities before they return to reading. Our individual brains have different capacities for absorbing and understanding what is read.
Pick up a book. Try finding something to read that interest you. Explore news papers, magazines, novels etc
Practice your reading habit. Now that you have found what you like to read, you
Can set a goal of 20 minutes a day of reading. After you have achieved this, you can increase the time to 1 hour a day
Do not give up. Winners never quit. If you find you cannot complete the task in the first place, do not be discouraged.
Do not put too much pressure on yourself. When you find yourself being stressed while reading a book, do not continue reading under pressure.
Before you read a book, go through the table of contents first, in other to form an idea of what you are about to read


                                                                                                                                   \                               READING DIFFICULT MATERIAL

Read the title and the first paragraph.
   If there is a summary at the end of a chapter, read it. Get grasp of how the material is organised. If you need more background seek another source. Now decide if you have enough background to begin reading.
Look for main ideas
Look for titles, headings, and subheadings. Pick out topic sentences. Utilise graphs, charts and diagrams. Take notes while you read.
 Look up words
Look up words whose meanings are important to your understanding of the material, but you cannot discern from the content.
Monitor your comprehension
    Periodically stop and ask yourself, ‘’what have I learned’’ connect this to what you already know.
     If you do not comprehend an idea, go back and reread. Restate difficult ideas in your own words.
Read to the end
Do not get discouraged and stop reading. Ideas can become clearer the more you read. When you finish reading, review to see what you have learned, and reread those ideas that are not clear.