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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Importance of Employment in Alleviating Poverty

Employment is an activity in which one engages in or is employed which allows one to afford the basic things of life examples are shelter, good health services, education, etc. It can also be defined as an occupation by which a person earns a living.
people can either be employed by the government, private individuals or be self-employed. Employment is important alleviating poverty as this determines the state of the economy of a nation and its tendency to develop among the comity of nations.
       The importance of employment in alleviating the poverty level of a country are as follows;
  1. ACQUISITION OF SKILLS ; This is one of the importance of employment in alleviating poverty. Skills is the ability to do something well, gained through training or experience. Employment affords individuals the opportunity to learn various skills like hairdressing, tailoring, carpentry, catering, etc. which will enable them become self-reliant and self-positive. This in turn will help reduce if not completely alleviate poverty.
  2. CREATION OF INDUSTRY ; The increase in the level of employment will bring about a direct increase in the number of industries. This will lead to foreign investment and creation of more industries, thus enhancing development.
  3. NATIONAL IDENTITY ; When the people of a society are gainfully employed, they are able to demonstrate their love for the government, support for government programes and political apathy will be reduced. This in turn will contribute to the wealth of a nation and people will be interested in working hard for the progress of their nation.
  4. EQUAL RIGHT FOR BOTH SEXES IN THE WORK PLACE ; Where there is equality in the remuneration of workers of both sexes, then the level of poverty amongst a particular sex, especially the women, will be reduced.
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Events that proved MALTHUS wrong

Malthus in his first essay titled  " Essay on population 1798 " stated that, if  human being are not checked in their natural form, that human population will grow at a geometrical progression while food production increases at arithmetical progression.

now lets look at the event that proves him wrong

          EVENT THAT PROVED MALTHUS THEORY WRONG
  1. The discoveries of new world that provided new settlement.
  2. The industrial revolution that occured in Europe led to the production of endless articles for people consumption.
  3. medical improvement helped ton prolong human lives and render positive checks of population untenable.
  4. Agrarian revolution provided more food to all parts of Europe including the new world.
  5. Strict adherence to the views of THOMAS MALTHUS led to under-population in many countries of the world.
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Metaphors, idioms and proverbs

Exercise 1
Choose three of the following words, and show how each can be used as a metaphor by including it in a sentence of your own composition :
Veil, harvest, poison, path, smile

Answer

Veil - She tried to veil her intention from us by chatting about other matters.

Harvest - He had made so many enemies that, when he asked for help, he could reap only a harvest of hate.

Poison - He  appeared very friendly, but there was a poison in his smile.

Path - His reckless generosity was leading him on the path to poverty.

Smile - The rising moon darted a pale smile of encouragement upon him.

Exercise 2
Express the meaning of four of the following proverbs in your own words:

  1. The pen is mightier than the sword. 
  2. Still water run deep. 
  3. A little learning is dangerous thing. 
  4. Procrastination is the thief of time. 
  5. It never rains but it pours. 
  6. The burnt child shuns the fire. 
Answer

  1. More can be archived by writing books than fighting wars. 
  2. He who says little, says much. 
  3. It is easy to come to wrong conclusion if we think ourselves wise when we are in fact ignorant. 
  4. If you put off an unpleasant job for too long, you will suddenly find you are too late to do it. 
  5. Troubles never comes singly. 
  6. Experience prevents us from making the same mistake. 


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