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Labour, Casualisation and Slavery

Labour, Casualisation and Slavery

The furore generated by the alleged sack of 3,000 Airtel workers by the management of Airtel Telecommunication Limited has called attention to some ugly developments in the telecommunications companies operating in Nigeria, in relation to labour. The first meaning of labour in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English is “work.” Work is man’s life. Without work, human life would be meaningless as no value of any kind would be added to social existence. All name-tags in labour relationship such as teacher, tailor, soldier, Read the rest of this entry »

The Oxford Conference on Women

The Oxford Conference on Women

A segment of the Oxford Round Table Conference which dealt extensively with the traits of women in power and positions of leadership, especially in Europe and America, ended last Friday. The other segment that ran concurrently with the conference on women dealt with issues in the front burner of public education; the huge gap that exists between what is taught in schools, especially tertiary education, and the job requirements in modern industrial societies, and the need to educate learners to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that equip them to fit properly into the world of work. Read the rest of this entry »

SO, I WENT TO IRAN

SO, I WENT TO IRAN

I came back from Ghana on 18 November where l had gone (on invitation for one week) to evaluate Philosophy and Classic degree programmes of two universities of that steadily and healthily growing West African Country. By about 4pm the next day l was on board a Qatar airline bound for Doha enroute to Tehran in the Middle East. I was not bothered by the disdainful looks on the faces of friends and colleagues; their musings and threats that l was treading on dangerous grounds. I had been warned Read the rest of this entry »

Prof Jim Unah’s Books.