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THOUGHTS ON OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

 

One of the problems we face in Africa today is that of our educational system. The problem I like to elaborate on here is not necessarily the conditions of the schools or the lack of adequate educational infrastructure, even though a discussion on these items deserves a merit of its own. The problem I like to discuss here is that of the content of what we learn on these benches, the perception and the intended use of the knowledge that we acquire, and the mindset we adopt long after leaving school.

THE NEXUS BETWEEN EDUCATION AND COMPETENCE

 

For decades, our continent has suffered from dictatorship, poverty, diseases, bad governance, lawlessness and lack of basic infrastructure. In the eyes of the modern world, our people are perceived as the least competent and the least competitive of this modern age. “ Perception is reality ”so goes the cliché. While we may not agree with the perception of us, it’s still our responsibility to change it.

THOUGHTS ON IMPROVING AFRICAs AVERAGE IQ

 

For centuries, the African continent has suffered from slavery and colonization. For decades, the continent has been ravaged by totalitarianism, dictatorship and post-colonial exploitation, tribal and ethnic wars and cleansing, humiliating poverty, devastating diseases, bad governance, lawlessness and lack of basic infrastructure.