Sunday, May 28, 2017

In The Land of Smart Africans

We tell ourselves over and over: Africans, we are smart people. How many days go by before you hear some African person tell another...

Why African American Men Should Teach Too

In my travels, I have met several African American men who have confessed to me their troubles in finding work. By no account are...

Doctor Who? Honorary Doctorates and Opportunistic Foreign Universities

ACCRA -- Last week, the Ghana Academy of Executive Doctors (GAED) issued a statement in the newspapers, warning Ghanaians about foreign universities that are...

Reclaiming the Authentic African Education in Science and Technology

ACCRA -- The present educational system in Africa is a direct clone or sometimes a derivative of the colonial educational system imposed by the...

Schools Without Purpose

The question that many people ask today is: why are there so many students graduating with degrees and without jobs? Why are so few...

The Brutalized Minds

They were brilliant young minds, many full of naivety and childish idealism. Back home in Africa, they had studied deep into the night, many...
Ireti, Comic Republic

Nigerian Comic Books

LAGOS -- In 2013, founder Jide Martin started Comic Republic in Lagos to fill a gaping void of superhero stories featuring African characters. In his...

Legon Third Class as Good as First Class from Other Universities – Prof Aryeetey

ACCRA -- To begin with, a third class from any university is not a particularly remarkable accomplishment, except where the numerical value of the...

Commas and Apostrophes: The ‘Uncouth Bacilli’ of the English Language

ACCRA -- In a recent edition of Education Matters, a very popular column in the Daily Graphic, Anis Haffar, a former teacher of English...

University of Ghana vs. Ashesi University – The State of Higher Education in Ghana

A frog does not jump backwards. Twa Omanye Aba.   “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.” ― Frantz Fanon,...