August 2018
This is to inform all the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II prospective corps members that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has opened the portal for printing of call up letters. Prospective Corps members are expected to log on to the NYSC Portal to commence printing of their Call-up letters. Prospective Corps Members that did not make payment during online registration are to start collection of the Call-up Letters from their respective institutions of graduation.

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How To Print Your NYSC Call-Up Letters.
1.Click here to NYSC portal

2. Login with your registered email and password.
3. Click on ‘Print Call Up Letter’ link to access and print your call-up letter.
4.Good luck
People think that a singing voice is something you’re either born with or without. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While your genetics play an important role in determining the sound of your vocal voice, the voice is an instrument that can be trained and learned like any other.
Let us start from here,the voice is made up of muscles, cavities, tissues etc.It can produce at least 400 different pitches. There are more nerves in the muscles of the larynx than any other muscles in your body, with the exception of your eyes. In addition, you use most of your body system when you speak a word, and even a stubbed toe can affect the sound of your voice. So it’s not surprising that your voice can be adversely affected by excitement and stress.
You can learn how to care for your voice and get the best out of it. We’ve gathered the best tips on how to improve your vocal voice

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 How to improve your voice
1)high breathing
Stand up with your back straight, and your shoulders back and relaxed. Place both of your hands on your stomach. Breathe in through your nose. Expand your abdomen and lungs as you take in breadth. Hold your breath and start counting to ten. Then, slowly exhale. As you exhale, make sure to contract your abdomen as if you are pushing the air out of it.
While performing this breathing exercise, your shoulders should remain in place; they should not be moving up and down as you breathe.

2)Drink water to lubricate
Have you ever noticed how bad your voice gets when your throat is dry? Your vocal chords move hundreds of times every second as you sing, making it vital to keep them properly lubricated like any other rapidly moving machine.
Drink water while you sing to make sure your vocal chords stay wet and nicely lubricated. In addition to water, many singers swear by a mixture of lemon juice and honey for clearing their throats prior to singing practice.

3)Take care of your health to improve your voice
Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. The membranes which produce the sound function best when hydrated,whenever the throat feels scratchy, stay silent and let your voice rest.
Also,when having a cold, try not to sing. Drink some tea, eat cough candy and be quiet instead.
Most importantly Quit smoking if you want your voice to be better. Smoke damages your lungs and throat.there are also some foods that might affect your voice.
Those are spicy food, coffee, milk products, and nuts. Try out if they harm your voice.


4)palm your cheek and jaws muscles. 
Position your palms on the sides of your face. Using slow, circular motions, massage both your cheek and jaw muscles with your palms. Lower and raise your jaw as you massage to help loosen your jaw muscles.

5)testing your range
This is one of the vocal exercises you can use to help with your range, as it includes an arpeggio. Starting low at around Bb3, you are literally going to sing “I love to sing” with a smile on your face! You will start at the root, then hit the octave, and come back down on the 5th, 3rd, and root of the chord again.
This is a great way to test your range through big jumps. It can be done fast and should be done all in one breath. Smiling while you sing will help you develop a more clear and bright sound.

6)Record your voice to listen to yourself

To know how you really sound when singing, you need to record your voice using phone or even an online free song recorder .
Sing a song you know well,like lecrae,tedashii and so on, so you can concentrate on how to sing the song instead of what to sing.
Listen to the recording you made. At first, you probably won’t like it. Get over it and listen to your mistakes to learn from them. Notice what you did well, too.
Compare and extract the way you’re singing to the original recording. What does the singer do better? What can you change to sound more unique?

7)learn saying tongue twisters(T.T)
 Say a tongue twister several times as fast as you can while keeping the words clear. Start out slow, but increase your speed over time. This exercise isolates the muscles in your throat, which helps with articulation.
Examples;



  • Three free throws.
  • She sells seashells by the seashore.
  • The blue bluebird blinks.
  • Freshly fried flying fish, freshly fried flesh.
  • Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Remember that your voice is an instrument,more than any other instrument, it can be improved with practice and it can go the other way without practice. Start small and practice scales, songs, and melodies to give yourself a bigger range and clearer voice.
Just like salary in a job, stock prices in share market or scores in a football match, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is an indicator of your success in institutions. Since after graduation your CGPA would have the greatest influence on your studies as well as professional careers in life, you need to gear up to maintain your CGPA scores (to at least 3.5).

CGPA is known to be the cummulative grade point average .CGPA is refer to as the average grade point obtained by a student .
In another word , cummulative grade point is the computation of average grade point obtained by a student.
GodzGeneral brings to you on how to save your CGPA(click here to read on tips to raise your CGPA) from falling?

HOW TO MAINTAIN A GOOD CGPA
1.Strong academic foundation
Foundation refers to as the base, good foundation is the major key for an excellent academics performance . To obtain a good CGPA ,there must be a strong academic foundation.for good academic pursuit, a strong foundation must be laid,begin with good grade

2.Learn what is in your syllabus
Your syllabus is the road map to your class, so use it wisely.
Tips to dig into your syllabus:
  • Read it carefully.
  • Hang it somewhere so that you can refer to it easily.
  • Underline those lessons that have been discussed already in the class.

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3.Don't miss your lectures.
 Paying attention during the lectures and keeping up to date with assignments, allows you plenty of free time to pursue any kind of extracurricular activity

3.Make a plan.
Part of getting good grades is balancing off the various things you have to do, week by week. So get a calendar,electronic is good and enter in all your classes, exams, and papers, and professors' office hours (more on that data). For the brave, also enter in the hours you plan to study each week for each course. That way, you'll have a plan for (or at least a fantasy about) what you'll be doing as the semester progresses.

4.Time management
Time management means how we can balance our time coupling academics with other non academics activities. A proper management of our time must be made. To obtain a good CGPA,much time must be dedicated to our academics. Time management is one of the major factor that must be considerred for good academic performance.Have a proper time management.

5.Don't overload.
 Some students think it's a mark of pride to take as many hours as the college allows. It isn't. Take four or at the most five courses each semester. And, unless you are very special, don't take more than one major. Each major comes equipped with 10 or 12 required courses, and you can really kill your GPA if you're taking lots of required that is, forced courses in a major that you're only interested in.

6.Study like you mean it. 
At college, you're expected to prepare an hour or two (sometimes more) for each class meeting. This means budgeting the time each week and finding an appropriate "study environment." No devices, no social networking, no friends, no eating just your mind up against the work. We know this can be painful but all students who get A's do this (no matter what they tell you)

7.Minimize your distractions
Students are easily distracted by phone, Facebook, music and television. It is wise that you remove these potential distractions from your study area.
Tips to avoid distractions:
  • Give yourself a target and do not leave your task until it is done.
  • Silence your phone, put it away.
  • If there is too much noise in your dorm, find a silent place

And lastly,
8.Undergo a tutorial classes
Undergoing an extra tutorial classes after school hour is another factor to obtain a good academic CGPA.undergoing extra classes will boost up the brain and therefore make the subject more understandable than before. encouraging extra classes will help in obtaining good CGPA.

If you follow these listed tips carefully, you will find the end result in the form of maintaining CGPA scores.