Education in Africa: Whose Education, anyway?

“Why do some of our people sometimes talk and behave as if they are not educated,” queried the man from the podium, as he addressed his largely West African audience; “Illiteracy, the Bane of Africa’s Underdevelopment,” the international magazine headline recently declared; and according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, as at 2007, only 3 … Continue reading Education in Africa: Whose Education, anyway?

Radio Talk Show

On February 2, Chika was a guest of the Voices from the African World Community on Harambee Connection Radio. She discussed with the hosts for 90 minutes on the Black History Month celebrations and the relevance of African history, indigenous knowledge and culture in the continent's advancement. Click on the link below to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/harambeeconnection/2012/02/02/the-hc-updates--voices-from-the-world-african-community PS.: … Continue reading Radio Talk Show

On Language and Knowledge

Nne kedu? I enquired after the well being of the 8 year old girl with whose mother, I stood exchanging pleasantries. She smiled and looked away, while her mother proudly responded on her behalf, “she doesn’t understand Igbo; you know children of nowadays and how they are.” My heart sank; “children, or parents of nowadays” … Continue reading On Language and Knowledge

Waiting for the Ubuntu Games

It is an established fact that international games create a shared feeling of oneness among participants, enabling them to forge a common bond in the face of weightier political or economic issues. It is in recognition of the transcendental effects of sports, that games such as, the Winter Olympics, Asian Games, South American Games and … Continue reading Waiting for the Ubuntu Games