Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Struggle to Restore African Epistemology – Imhotep vs. Socrates

A frog does not jump backwards. - Zambian Proverb. By the turn of the new century in 1700, the theory of African knowledge, especially with...

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...
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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...

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.

Why States Recover – Changing Walking Societies Into Winning Nations

We often get famous professors on stage for our meetings but they are not often joined by the scion of South Africa's richest family,...

Ghana – the Country that Stopped Reading

One cannot help but ask the Ghanaian educational system, “How is it possible that I hand over a child for seven hours every day, five days a week, and you give me back someone who is basically illiterate?”

Ashesi University – Blackface U.S. College Corporatism Reaches African Shores

Some 4,600 years ago, the beacon of African science, the ancient Egyptian polymath, Imhotep, wrote, “Life is a race between Civilization and Barbarism.” In...

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...

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...