Nenkinan Nehemiah Black Deshi an unashemed writer has something for the students of the university of Jos, he simply gave us details of the upcoming Unijos TEDxUnijos;
In this last few days since I announced TEDxUnijos, I’ve received a couple of Questions which I intend to answer over the next couple of days.
The First and most obvious is When is TEDxUnijos. It was written there but I’ll state it again – 14th of March 2020 (That is next Saturday).
The Next Question which I will be answering today is What TEDxUnijos is about. The Theme for TEDxUnijos is “Once Upon a Generation”. Why Once Upon a Generation?
I did some little thinking and decided to tag a generation the Lost Generation. I noticed that there is a group of people (which I belong to) which can neither be tagged as Millenials or as members of Generation Z (AKA the I-Gen). This group of people were born between 1995 – 2003 ish and were born on two sides of time – the digital and analogue age. I was born in 1998 a time where only Floppy disks and the big black cassette. Before I was 10, the VCD,DVD had come, Mp3 had been invented as a format as well as Mp4, 3pg, wmv, before we knew it again, Memory Cards and flash drives came first as 500mb-2gb and now we even have 64gb flashes/memory cards and 2tb harddrives. In the same period, Terrorism became more serious with Al Queeda and 9/11 and so on. This was also a boom period for the entertainment industry.
The Result of this is the Generation of Young People I’m talking of now aged between 17 and 25 are the most equipped to make global change and impact – a very blessed generation but unfortunately we are not making use of it. A vague indicative of this is the results when I ask people my age mostly Unijos Students what TEDx is, only 2 out of 10 know. As my friend and one of our speakers
Lengdung Tungchammag would say (oops), listening to TED talks should be a habit for every young person. Another indicative is what happens when a new session registration starts at the University of Jos. The ICT created a portal and as a result every student can login and pay their fees with mastercard simply but students end up paying exuberant rates to Cafe owners. If these are the caliber of young people we have in Jos today, can we say we are ready for the global age and ready to flow with the trends?
This are part of the reasons I’m putting TEDx Unijos together. To gather and spark young minds. I will soon release the list of topics and speakers (they are all ready) and everyone there is intentionally there.We intend to tell one story in various angles and answer 3 questions. Where we are coming from? Where we are now? and where we are going to. How do we turn the world we have now into the world we want? And on the local level how do we Shift Nigeria?
We still need your help to execute this. Its a time bomb but our license expires in 24 days. Thank You.
How to Register? https://forms.gle/XJMBYBus1qr4tmN79