Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hey Y'all,

Just stopped by to wish you a wonderful holiday season!!!

And here are some Christmas carols I like to listen to.

1. Christmas is Green - See my friend/cousin depending on what year you met us, Chidynma!

2. Drunk daze of Christmas has to be in my Top 3 list of Christmas Carols

3. Of course, everyone loves 'All I want for Christmas is youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu'

4. Christmas rock songs are AWESOME! Love Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve/Sarajevo! And the combination of dancing Christmas displays!

BTW - someone created a BB app for the website - just a simple application that pushes new posts for now. Check it out and thanks to Mr. Gbenga Olaoye who did it completely out of the blue!

While I'll keep this blog running, I think it's time to move on - so look out for Berry Dakara's (no more Choco Latte) blog. It'll feature Food, Faith, Fashion, Friends, and Fun!

Love you all and see ya next year.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

AJBU Headlines... NYSC in the news

Good afternoon,

This is the Mid-day news broadcast from your international station for all things NYSC. I am your host, Berry Choco Latte and now the headlines...

  • NYSC Members posted to schools result in Mass Failure! The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has called for the NYSC program to stop posting corps members to schools. If you remember, starting with Batch A 2012, the new NYSC Director-General mandated that all youth corps members would no longer be allowed to serve in private organizations; Instead corpers would effectively serve the year in Schools, Rural Government, Hospitals, or Agriculture. According to the Teachers organization, the only Youth Corps members that should be allowed to teach students must be graduates with Education degrees. As it stands now, any corper posted to a school is expected to teach subjects based on their own discipline - or general subjects. The TRCN decries this practice as majority of youth corps members are not qualified or trained to teach! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I have a confession...

Hello pretty ladies and handsome gentlemen!

It's been quite a while, hasn't it? I hate these posts where I start off apologizing cos I genuinely feel blah - anyways, so sawry! Truthfully though, now that I'm done serving, I'm not quite sure how I can keep this blog alive - unless I get steady gist from currently serving corpers or there's interesting NYSC news. Like I saw a headline the other day about a Northern governor or senator recommending that Youth Corps members should intermarry to improve unity among Nigerians. Err, really? NYSC members should purposely go out and marry someone from a different tribe to better our nation? Hey, how about a for NYSC?!?!?! When corpers register, if they're single, they could sign up online for a mate! *rolls eyes*

Anyways, what's my confession? You know how there's this rule that corps members are not allowed to leave the state where they're serving without prior approval from the State Coordinator (and if you want to leave the country, you need the NYSC DG's approval). Well, how many corpers adhere(d) to this rule - say 'Aye.' Alas, I must say a big, fat