Top Ten 100% Free Scholarships To Watch Out For in 2016 – Apply!


Welcome Great African Student, as a reminder; we are going to share with you about ten (10) 100% free scholarship for Africans whose application deadline is between now and early 2016.

What this means is that if you are yet to apply, make haste to submit your application and join the winners when announced. The write-up below will contain various links to full details of the scholarship and how to apply. So at each topic you like, read more here


How To Unlock Any Unknown Smart Phone Pattern/Password


Smart phones are now very common than even a computer. Sometimes, you do see some little problems that you think are bigger problems just because you don’t know how to fix them.

Do you know something?
You can actually fix that problem all by yourself and keep that money for yourself.

Problems like getting your pattern locked or forgetting your passwords are simple problems that you should be able to fix all by yourself. The repairers always take your money for nothing.
Well, with technical minded people like us around, you don’t have anything to worry about because we will do everything possible to help you fix the small problems all by yourself.
In this new tutorial, I will be teaching you how to unlock any smart phone pattern or password.

There are two different ways to unlock a pattern

First, if you have forgotten the pattern, you can easily draw the pattern several times to get it locked completely. When the pattern is locked, you can use your Gmail account to unlock it. With this tutorial, you must make sure your internet connection is active and you must know the email and password before you go through this tutorial.
If the first tutorial didn’t work, then you have to go through this second tutorial. This tutorial will wipe all data from your phone including pictures, videos, contacts and settings. So you go through this tutorial at your own risk.
If you are ready for this, then let’s go.

  1. Take out the external memory card if there is any.
  2. Take out the battery for a minute and put it back.
  3. Press and hold “Home key + Volume + Power button” until you see some menu.
  4. Use the Up or Down Volume to scroll through and select “Wipe data/Factory Reset”
  5. Press the “Power button” to click
    6.Scroll and Select “Yes” to do reset
  6. Go back and select “Wipe Cache Partition”
  7. Click on “Reboot System Now”
    Now, your phone should boot with a new screen just like how you bought it at first.

Note: The tutorial may differ depending on the type of phone you are using. If you are facing any problem with the tutorial.


10+ Amazing Whatsapp Tricks


Here comes another whatsapp tricks and hacks for all whatsapp users. Enjoy reading and tryout all the tricks listed below.

We know how it is. You’re at figure skating practice, your phone buzzes, and you glance down briefly before nailing a spectacular triple axle.
Sometimes you’ve only got time for a quick glance, taking a little time to formulate a response as you carry on with the rest of our day. Ideally without having the sender realise that we actually looked at said message five hours ago, as otherwise they’d think we’re ignoring them. That’s the privelege the blue ticks take away.
Recently though, the chat app has realised the error of its ways and silently come up with a workaround. The liberty of message-mulling is ours again.

How: Users can just access Privacy via Settings and disable Read Receipts. However, this feature is currently only available to Android users who are on the all new beta version of the app.
If you’re that desperate though, you have to download the beta and head to your Android phone’s settings, enable Unknown Sources to install the APK file as it’s not in the Google Play Store yet.
There, now it’s time to iron out the kinks in your friendships that the blue ticks have caused. The rest of us will just have to wait for a future update.

Think the double blue ticks are the worst thing to happen to relationships since Last Seen? Think again. Here’s another way you could annoy your mates.

In addition to finding out the exact time your messages are delivered, you can also choose to see the exact time your message was read if you choose to stick with the ticks.

How: Go to any of your WhatsApp chats, tap and hold on any of the messages you’ve sent in that chat, followed by the Info option. For iOS users, you can also drag towards the left to reveal a window which will show the time your message was delivered and subsequently read.

It works for group messages too with the window listing the time each participant read the message.

If you’re overseas and you get a new data sim, there’s no need to go through the hassle of registering the new number attached to the SIM and faff around adding contacts. Just carry on using WhatsApp with your regular number.

How: When you put your new SIM in and activate WhatsApp, you’ll be prompted by the messaging service to register the new number. But doing so will mess up your contacts list. Just ignore the pop-up or cancel it, and your WhatsApp should work linked to your old number, while using your new data SIM.

If you’ve got a generic announcement to make – an invite to a weekend BBQ or an intervention about your friend’s unhealthy obsession with KFC – and you don’t want to do it on the loudmouth platform that is Facebook, this feature works in pretty much the same way as BCC-ing people in an email.

Your recipients will get the message as if it was a privately composed one, oblivious to the fact that you’ve sent the exact same invite to 342 other people. Sincerity? What’s that?

How: On the top left hand corner of your WhatsApp Chats window, just below the search bar, you’ll notice a Broadcast Lists. Tap on it for the option to create a new list of contacts you want your message to go out to, and message away like you would normally.

Worried about losing a year’s worth of messages? You don’t have to. WhatsApp knows how precious your chat history is to you and secures it all for you in the cloud.

How: Whatsapp now gives you the ability to schedule a cloud backup on daily basis, weekly basis or monthly basis. If you are using an older version of whatsapp, then you can’t access this feature until you up grade.

If there are certain people you chat to more often, it might be a good idea to create a shortcut for them directly on your homescreen so you don’t have to keep opening and closing WhatsApp.

How: Tap and hold on the chat (group or individual) of your choice and a tab will pop up. Select the Add Conversation Shortcut option and the chat in question will appear as the person’s profile photo on your mobile desktop. Unfortunately this only applies for Android users and not iPhone ones. Sorry guys.

When you’re on a 1GB data plan, every MB counts. You don’t want to be slapped with a hefty bill at the end of the month from sending stupid shareable memes and screenshots of every little thing. There’s a way to make sure that all that heavy-duty image sending won’t eat up what little complimentary data you might have in your plan.

How: Go to Settings, then Chat Settings and then Auto-Download and tweak the settings for how you want your received media to be downloaded. Choose Wi-Fi if you don’t want to overload your data plan. Alternatively, you can trigger downloads manually by switching Auto-Download to Never. You can also save the hassle of having to clean up your camera roll every so often by tweaking Save Incoming Media off.

As WhatsApp becomes the go-to chat app for more and more people, the likelihood of making group decisions gets carried over as well. So if you’re always getting added to new group chats filled with strangers (you social butterfly, you), you might want to keep certain details private until those strangers become friends.

How: Head to Settings, Privacy, and then tweak your Last Seen, Profile Photo and Status to retain a bit of mystery. Choose to share them with Everyone, or only your Contacts, or Nobody at all. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about hiding your phone number.

Not all group chats are created equal, as some are filled with nothing but white noise. And it’s exactly those group chats you want to ignore until you get some down time to sieve through everything that’s been said. On the flipside, there are the group chats you want to stay on top of like ones deciding dinner plans for the night and so on. Here’s how you can stay selectively notified.

How: Go to the significant group chats, tap on the name to bring up Group Info and then Custom Notifications. There, you can select a custom message alert for the group chats of your choice. All you have to do now is remember which alert tone you assigned to which group chat. This customization is only applicable for group chats though.

We’ve all been a victim of that “on the way” lie when the person in question is still in bed. To prevent yourself from ever getting duped again, insist that the contact shares their current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location. There’s also a way of preventing them from manually entering their location.

How: The way the location appears is a clue. If it’s a real GPS-based location, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it’s a location they entered, its address will appear beside the dropped pin. Feel free to call them out on it.

Please leave a comment for all supports and contributions.

ASUU To Embark On An Indefinite Strike Again


The  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is planning to embark on another indefinite strike anytime from the month of August.

As a result many schools are pushing their academic calendar  forward so as not to be caught up with this ocean of academic backwardness.

Schools like Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has moved their exam date to 10th of August, 2015 from the previous date stated by the modified academic calender of 2015/2016 session.


Escaping Sex As a Bachelor/Spinster


Presently, there’s something happening around my vicinity. There is a young girl (i learn her mother is late) brought from the village to Lagos by her aunt. She had settled with her aunt’s family and had being living with them for some years now, and they were sending her to school.

Before now, I use to think her aunt was her mum. But few days ago, they couldn’t find her. Then it was later discovered that she’ve being with a boy in his house. Now that she’s back home, her aunt is determined to send her back to the village. Her education is at stake (she should be in S.S.S 2 next term), and so many other things.

‘Absurd’ characters are often displayed by young teens (male and female) every now and then. You know, they are just finding those passions, and are just bent on experimenting with them, irrespective of what may. Let me tell you my case.

I remembered when I newly stepped into puberty phrase. We were done with our Junior W.A.E.C, and while others goes to school, the J.S.S 3 students stay at home. I remembered how glad i was when i discovered I can now have a ‘different’ Attention. I remembered when i discovered my joystick can now bring out sperm. I was delighted when i saw the sperms coming out whenever i’m touching my joystick (while looking at half-Unclad women or their private parts, in books or newspapers).

Then i think i begin seeing girls as i haven’t being doing before. I’m now very aware that by touching their bodies (especially their breasts) it will bring pleasure to me. I want to put the things i hear about sex into practice. And there was a girl, a tenant in our house.

I think she was also a J.S.S 3 student. Thus, when everyone had gone to school, we were at home. And i was imagining doing it with her. She also was just approaching the phrase, and from her gestures, it seem she also want to experiment with her passions.

But do you know one basic thing that didn’t let me and her be able to have sex? BOLDNESS. I Thank GOD i didn’t have the boldness to tell her that. I didn’t even know how to tell her. When my mum (she’s now late) ask her to call me (my mum’s shop is beside our house) and she’s inside our house, I will want us to utilize that chance, but Boldness. And till we begin going back to school, i never have the boldness to ask
her for it.


The new JAMB policy and the rest of us


The protests and the Federal Government’s reversal order that greeted the new JAMB admission policy reminds one of the philosophical throwing away of the baby with the
bath water. The Nigerian mentality has been that of not finding out the true and full details of issues before we become judgmental in our reactions.

The high point of this mentality is the latest desire by most of our people dashing straight to the Courts to iron out issues that in most cases are frivolous to the Courts. The desire to approach the Courts to settle some matters is not a bad move, but once trivial issues that need proper understanding are now considered for court action, it shows how shallow the understanding of many could be in handling some knotty situations.

Nigerians should be reminded of the fact that JAMB has always been in the fore front of bringing new innovations. The new admission policy no doubt will be in the benefit of most candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. However from the look of
things, it is either that some forces are out to discredit the good works of JAMB or that most protesters are misinformed as to the real intents of the new policy.

The odd side of the protests so far has to do with the call by most protesters for the removal of the Registrar. The protesters needs to understand that decisions reached by JAMB are not the sole idea of an individual but that of the Board of JAMB. As noted earlier, those candidates and parents that have approached the Court seeking to restrain the admission body from carrying out this new policy also belongs to the misinformed section.

Therefore, calling for the head of the JAMB Registrar is out of place. The misinformed protesters should be aware that it is still under same Registrar that the admission body witnessed a massive turn around. Let us not embark on acts of calumny against aperforming
Registrar. Grievances should be directed to proper quarters using the appropriate and available medium.

The announcement from the Federal Government angle reversing the policy adopted by JAMB is more or less of complicating matters and drawing back the needed change in the education sector. On one hand, it shows that the FG seem not to be aware of the case in court and reversal of the new policy being challenged in court is more or less of prejudice. On the other hand, rather than helping prospective candidates, the reversal will no doubt increase the numbers of candidates that will be
technically denied of admission.

It will be best option for the FG to study the new admission policy by JAMB and do the right thing that will ease the stress of candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

In the light of all happenings surrounding the new JAMB admission policy, stakeholders should see the move as one of the steps needed to be activated towards revamping the education sector in terms of clearing a backlog of qualified admission seekers. The earlier the better we buy into this noble idea as a nation that desires
growth and development in all sectors.


Why NYSC Bans Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers From Service – DG


The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, has come out and give a very vivid explanation why pregnant women and nursing. mothers were banned from the. service. Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi said that pregnant women and nursing mothers were banned to make the programme more effective and to prevent a situation where they would be managing pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, The NYSC boss promulgate this in Ilorin, Kwara state capital yesterday while inspecting facilities at the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Sobi Barack ahead of the. NYSC’s promotion examination and interview slated for today.. He Said, “What we are saying is when a woman is pregnant, in the past we have had pregnant women, nursing mothers coming to camp. These were people who have come to camp, rather we see ourselves managing them.

So what we are saying now is if you are pregnant, why don’t you go, deliver and then when you are okay, you come and do your service, it is in their own interest and also to give effectiveness to what we are doing in the scheme. “I have come here at the Nigerian Army School of Education to look at the facilities
available which the NYSC plans to use for our promotion exam that is taking place tomorrow.

“I have gone round and I have seen very good, excellent facilities and I think I must give kudos to the commandant of the school for maintaining these facilities in the shape they are and they are quite fine for the purpose for which we want to use them tomorrow”.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had on July 23, barred pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies from enlisting in the national service across the country.


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President Buhari set to end Bsc, HND Dichotomy – JAMB


President Buhari set to end Bsc, HND Dichotomy – JAMB Registrar

President Buhari Ready To End Bsc, HND Dichotomy – JAMB Registrar Strong indication emerged on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari is willing to implement the waver that will end the Bsc and HND dichotomy.

HND will now be changed to Btech which means Bachelor of Technology.
This assertion was made know by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde. Buhari received the updated report on the Bsc and HND saga which was presented by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, MacJohn Nwaobiala last Tuesday. Ojerinde who was part of the delegation said Buhari is willing to end the dichotomy.

He disclosed this in Abuja when he spoke with few selected newsmen on how to solve the lingering crisis of admission into universities. The JAMB boss revealed that:

“The last administration set up a committee to look at how we can now merge the two, the report was ready but it was not handled by the last administration.” His words: “The system has not given adequate vision for the other levels of education. We have not encouraged technical education, we have not encouraged Teachers education also, in fact we have not encouraged Agricultural education to the extent that everybody feels that the only way to survive is to go to the University.

“The only way to make it is to have a degree, so I am saying we should revisit our system, we should look at why candidates don’t want to go to polytechnics, and we should look at why they don’t want teachers’ education we should also revisit why they don’t want agriculture.

“By our experience, most people will like to study law, engineering, medicine,
accountancy, these are the top courses been sought for in the universities nobody wants to study education. So I see we have problem in that area and I am sure the Federal Ministry of
Education is trying to solve that problem.

“First of all Technical Education, there’s dichotomy between Bachelors degree and National Diploma or Higher National
Diploma, (HND). It was one of the things
presented to Mr. President to find a way of implementing the waver of the dichotomy between HND and the Bsc degree. The so called HND should now be changed to Btech which means Bachelor of Technology. “Former President Musa Yar’Adua may his soul rest in peace, said he doesn’t have any problem with Btech.

Unfortunately, government also has not sorted this entire problem. And there are such cases of people like me in this country, I wouldn’t have been able to read, I wouldn’t have been able to go to school. So what I am saying is, government should look at. how we can improve technical education.

“Let me refer to what Oby Ezekwensili the former Minister of Education said, she was determined to implement Btech in our Technical System, college of Education. All this places should be well equipped for Btech. “Four colleges of Education have been upgraded to universities of Education, you will see the rush gaainto those universities now because they can now get bachelor’s degree.

And when they come to the public they will not be a push away. So this is where we are, I think if I go by what we saw on Wednesday, President Buhari and the Vice President listened and they were interested in what we presented.”


International Musicians Merit Scholarship, Musicians Institute, USA


The scholarship details and criteria are as follows:

Available to international students only.
Scholarship applicants must have submitted a complete Application for Admissions by the scholarship application due date, and must be entering for the program for the first time.
May be applied to Performance Certificate or Degree programs for Guitar, Bass, Keyboard Technology and Drums. (MI Select program is not eligible.)

The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA. Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

Award recipients will be notified one to two weeks following the application due date.

Requirements & Checklist:

Scholarship Application
1-page essay describing yourself and why you should be considered for this scholarship. You may include your musical background, aspirations or any other factors that you consider relevant.

Video submission (any format: DVD, VHS, Quicktime, etc.) which must contain at a minimum: two (2) songs in two (2) different styles in an ensemble setting (i.e. accompanied by at least one other live musician) and one (1) solo piece.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: Fall 2015
Deadline is: August 28, 2015
Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Send your completed scholarship application form and accompanying documents to:

Musicians Institute Scholarship Department
6752 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

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