Friday, July 10, 2020

In The Land of Smart Africans

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...