An undergraduate is the name given to students that are still under the course of study. Upon the completion, they are awarded a bachelor’s degree. A Bachelor’s degree is the name of an award given to students that completed their undergraduate studies.
A graduate is the person that completed a specific course of study at the university, polytechnic or college of education. Mostly, a graduate student referred to someone who has completed a bachelor’s degree in the university or polytechnic.
Postgraduate study refers to the range of courses available to students who have completed undergraduate studies.
How to Start A Blog
Blogging allows you to share any information about your school community such admission, course of study, departments, faculty, research, the natural features, businesses with the campus, lectures timetable, exam questions, etc.
It also allows you to share opinions and thoughts on certain topics.
Examples of Nigeria Education Blogs
Flashlearners Is an Education and Career Blog that focused on Academic Guides, Video Tutorials, Scholarships, JAMB, SSCE, Tech, And Digital Marketing.
FlashLearners topics include General Online Tutorials, Video Classes, School News, Blogging And SEO, Tech Guide, Jobs And Scholarships, External And Internal Examinations, Students’ Lifestyle, Skills Acquisition, and Admission Guide.
2. Campus Portal Ng
Campus Portal NG is Nigeria education news portal that focused on Latest Nigeria University News, Updates on Scholarships, Events from all University, Polytechnic, Colleges of Education and Students Social Network
3. Nigeria Scholars
Nigerian Scholars aims to be a relevant Educational Resource and Information Website for Students. It provides School News and Updates for Students from different Schools and for different Educational Purposes, as well as Information on the Scholarships and Available Opportunities.
4. Myschool NG | Nigeria Students Blog
Myschool Ng is an online Information Portal for Aspirants, Students, Graduates and Interested Individual of various Schools.
5. Myschool Gist
Myschool focused on Schools News, JAMB, UTME, WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE, Direct Entry, Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges News in Nigeria.
6. Nigeria School Ng
Nigeria School Ng is a blog that focused Breaking and Latest Campus News in Nigeria. Everything you need to know about Nigeria Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education News.
7. Daily School News
Daily School News is a Blog that focused Latest Nigeria Universities News, Admission Lists, Post UTME forms, Admission Registration, JAMB, Neco, Waec, Noun, NDA and all Academic news in NG.
8. Learn All Pro
Learn All Pro is a Blog that focused on Jamb, NECO, WAEC, GCE, Post UTME, Admission, Study, Campus Jobs and Scholarships updates for free.
Everyone have a story to share.
The above blogs are just of the many University Blogs. I’m not guessing that you should start similar blog. No, I’m not but here are what you can do as a university student,
Step 1 – Get the all the courses with their codes and titles for each semester and academic year from 100 – 400 level depending on the course of study.
Step 2 – Each course has outlined, get all the course outlines for both first semester and second semesters.
Step 3 – Develop all the courses. This will enable you to get more acquitted with all the courses from 100 – 400/500 level. It will also prepared you for your current and future courses.
This reason is very simple. An average student to like reading books but like to spend most of their time on phone. Reading books means putting their phone aside but they don’t have to do that anymore because you get them cover. I’m going to discuss how you are going to deliver the content to them later in this content.
If you are fresher for example, you have to get close to at least two or more serious students in other levels. For example, get friends from 200 – 400/500 level. They will provide you with all courses, their codes and descriptions, course outlines, past and present exam questions with possible solutions. Probably give out their notes and textbook and all necessary course materials. Indirectly, they are helping you to build a blog.
Believe me, this kind of blog has not been published. To do this, you must be serious about your own studies. This is now you can be able to provide all the necessary blog content. You must always attend lectures and be attentive to all details.
Point to Note 1, All courses, codes and their descriptions must be well structured and orderly on single page from 100 – 400 level. For example,
Faculty of Education – Business Education B.Sc. (Ed)
Course Code – Course Title – Unit
GST101 – Use of English and Communication skills I – 2 Credit Units
GST105 – History and Philosophy of Science – 2 Credit Units
GST107 – The Good Study Guide – 2 Credit Units
EDU111 – Introduction to Foundations of Education – 2 Credit Units
CIT101 – Computers in Society – 2 Credit Units
HED101 – Personal Health – 2 Credit Units
HED103 – Introduction to Health Education – 2 Credit Units
HED107 – Health Problems of School Age Child – 2 Credit Units
HED123 – Consumer Health Education – 2 Credit Units
HED125 – Community Organisation for Health Programme – 2 Credit Units
HED127 – Organisation and Administration of School Health Programmes – 2 Credit Units
Course Code – Course Title – Unit
GST102 – Use of English and Communication Skills II – 2 Credit Units
EDU114 – History of Education in Nigeria – 2 Credit Units
EDU112 – Professionalism in Teaching – 2 Credit Units
CIT132 – Programming in Basics – 2 Credit Units
HED106 Health care delivery system in Nigeria – 2 Credit Units
HED124 Community Health Education – 2 Credit Units
Point to Note 2, All the courses outlines for first semester must be well structured and orderly on a single page, another page for second semester. From 100 – 400 levels will made of eight (8) posts.
Point to Note 3, pick each course and develop a comprehensive note for it. For example, develop a note for GST101 – Use of English and Communication skills I – 2 Credit Units on a blog posts, GST105 – History and Philosophy of Science – 2 Credit Units another post, etc.
The note must well detailed, simple summary and readable.
Blog Domain and Hosting
A blog domain is a web address or URL – Uniform Resource Locator that is used to identify or locate a site. While a blog host provides web server space for a blog website to come alive online.
How to Choose a Domain Name for Student’s Domain
There are a few steps you can keep in mind when choosing your domain name –
1. Use a .com, .com.ng or .ng extension
2. Keep it short and simple
3. Ensure your domain is unique
4. Avoid hyphens, numbers, and doubled letters
5. Make it easy to type and pronounce.
6. Move quickly to register
Both first degree and postgraduate students are more experienced that undergraduate students. But postgraduate graduate students are more experienced than first degree students. They can easy provides the above information with ease.
How to Promote the Your Blog
1. You must be anonymous.
2. Create social media accounts such as Facebook page and group, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. All social media accounts must not link to your directly.
3. Enable auto share to Facebook page/group, LinkedIn, etc.
4. Create a WhatsApp and Telegram link at the top your blog homepage for other students to join. Note – make use of the phone that can’t be trace to you to avoid familiarity.
5. Share your contents with your course mates not as a blog owner but as a helpful resources.
6. Always keep your contents up-to-date.
How to Monetize Your Blog
There are many ways to monetize your blog. But I will recommend adsense and ezoic.
How to Apply for Adsense
1. Visit https://www.google.com/adsense/start.
2. Click Get started.
3. Sign in to your Google Account.
4. Enter the URL of the site that you want to show ads on.
5. Choose whether you’d like AdSense to send you customized help and performance suggestions.
6. Select your payment country or territory.
7. Review and accept the AdSense Terms and Conditions.
8. Click Start using AdSense.
9. Copy adsense code and paste in the HTML of your site and between <head> and </head>
10. Install Google Site kit Plugin
How to Apply Ezoic
1. Goto – http://www.ezoic.com/start.php
2. Integrate your site by Ezoic plugin, Nameserver or Cloudflare.
3. Connect to Google
4. Ads.txt set up
5. Placeholder setup
7. Turn on Ezoic ads
8. Wait for review and approval.
Never Stop Learning
Keep an eye out for life’s many lessons. It is rightly said never stop learning because life is the teacher which gives you the opportunity to learn new things each and every day.
Success is not always easy. It takes time usually between 2 – 10 years to fully actualize. You have to be patient and consistent manage all your challenges. If you don’t give up, you will probably become a big boy/girl on or before graduation. I wish you best of luck.
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