Monday, February 18, 2019

Public Response: Ashesi University, College Corporatism, and African Futures

Since its publication, Ms. Akosua Abeka's essay “Ashesi University—Blackface U.S. College Corporatism Reaches African Shores” has received much public and private debate. Some readers shed...

The Semantic War Against Nature

Some believe that in order to understand a man, look at his actions and not his words. There is truth to that maxim. Still...

Sierra Leone Innovates Nationwide Educational Radio

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Since Ebola ravaged Sierra Leone's population, school closings have led to approximately one million school-aged children without classrooms since July...
girl education africa

The Politics of Girl Child Education

BAMAKO—The recent documentary We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World is the latest plea from the west to meddle...

Fire Teachers if they are Not Happy with their Salaries – Annan

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) threatened a strike effective Monday, March 18 2013, if four major grievances were not addressed by the government.
colonial school, oral culture

Against Colonial Language, Mission School, and Oral Culture

School as it is practiced now in its modern, colonial dimensions, with its instruction in colonial languages, with its denigration and scorn of local...

The Educated African, Ama’s Dance

Ama was her name. She had been born on a Saturday. The name she bore was normal and strange at the same time. She...

Good Pidgin Speakers Do Not ‘Bomb’ Exams

In my research, and from my experience as a speaker, I found that the average pidgin speaker (if he knew his pidgin well enough not to say ‘you dey resemble your father’, instead of ‘you dey gyee your poppee’) was an accomplished language user who was usually fluent in English.

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...

Free Education In Ogun: The Untold Story

Under the Daniel administration, pupils were paying for all manner of things such as file jacket, ID card, school prospectus, students dossier, etc., which the Amosun government has abolished.