Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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,...

Writing is no more Writhing: The Books we read in 2015

What book are you reading? This used to be a reliable chat up line for college and university boys who lived in the ‘residential’...

Ashesi University – The Vicissitudes of a Foreign Liberal Arts Education in Ghana

Imhotep of Kemet, probably one of the most revered students of African history, once wrote: Success corrupts, usefulness exalts. Millennia later, Sidi Yahya of...