|Your Anchor and Host Chinazaekpere interviewing her Principal|
Dear Kingdom minded, success driven Friends and lovers of hard work, creativity, innovation and teamwork, welcome to “Naza’s Corner”, the Platform designed to strengthen our friendship as Teens and Kids, build our capacity as well as present us with the opportunity to share our taught with the world. “Naza’s Corner”, is designed to deepen our knowledge and understanding of events and situations around us. It is the Teens and Kids Platform created to convert “Peer Pressure to Peer Learning”.
I have packaged interesting things for your pleasure. In particular the months of October to December 2018 have been dedicated by this Platform to celebrate the Teachers. In view of this I invite you to send in your stories about your favourite Teacher(s). The below serves as a guide when writing the story:
- The Teacher’s name
- Where he/she hails from
- The school he/she teaches now. If the person has retired, the school(s) taught
- The school, class he/she taught you
- The teachers favourite quotes or statements
- The subject he/she taught you
- The attributes that make him/her stand out among other teachers
- Your advice to other teachers
- Your name, class and school. You can include your pictures if you like
The other package is from the Animals segment. The animal for today is Orangutan. I am presenting to you facts about the Orangutan, a contribution from my Boss, the amiable Aunty Mercy Chuwang, the Award winning Radio Presenter, and the one I presently serve as the Personal Assistant (PA). Those of you that listen to me on Radio already know this fact.
|Your Anchor and Host Chinazaekpere on duty|
FACTS ABOUT THE ORANGUTAN
In Malay and Indonesian orang means “person” and utan is derived from hutan, which means “forest.” Thus, orangutan literally means “person of the forest”.
Orangutans are great apes, as opposed to monkeys, and are closely related to humans, having 97% of DNA in common. According to the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary, 3rdedition, DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid: the chemical at the centre of the cells of living things, which controls the structure and purpose of each cell and carries the genetic (heritable) information during reproduction.
Orangutans are extremely patient and intelligent mammals. They are very observant and inquisitive, and there are many stories of orangutans escaping from zoos after having watched their keepers unlock and lock doors.
Extinction in the wild is likely in the next 10 years for Sumatran orangutans and soon after for Bornean orangutans. Both the Sumatran species and the Bornean species are classified as Critically Endangered according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
The Orangutans’ rainforest habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate due to deforestation and clearing of the land for pulp paper and palm oil plantations, with the remaining forest degraded by drought and forest fires. Orangutans spend their lives in trees. Fires endanger the orangutans and the smoke confuses them leaving them vulnerable to death from loss of habitat (food).
The orangutans that are displaced starve to death, are killed by plantation workers as pests, or die in the fires. Poaching orangutan infants and hunting for meat also threatens the species. Mothers are often killed for their babies, which are then sold on the black market for pets as they are cute. Babies cling to their mothers and suckle their mother’s milk until the age of 6 years. Rescued infants are then rehabilitated by volunteers at orangutan rescue centers.
When males are fighting, they charge at each other and break branches. If that doesn’t scare one of them away, they grapple and bite each other. Like humans, orangutans have opposable thumbs. Their big toes are also opposable.
Orangutans have tremendous strength, which enables them to swing from branch to branch and hang upside-down from branches for long periods of time to retrieve fruit and eat young leaves.
Dear Friends and success Partners, we’re on a jolly ride. As co-travelers on this Platform, let’s make the journey interesting, life changing, educating, memorable and fun.
Before I sign out, let me remind you that I am already salivating and waiting for your stories about your favourite teachers. Let’s celebrate them (the teachers), they are our backbone. So what are we waiting for? Let’s goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
I remain your Anchor and Host
Chinazaekpere Nnabugwu! Cheers.