All articles in 'Education'


Hunger in The Horn of Africa: Which Way for the “D...

Why have these Grade A celebrities taken the back seat as starvation ravages our populations? Are th...

29th August 2011
Teacher Strike: A Case of Failed Leadership?

The education, agriculture and Finance sectors have failed completely and yet these are key leading...

12th September 2011
PHDs: Is Higher Learning Helping Africa?

University graduands                       Photo courtesyEconomic empowerment is about o...

6th February 2012
Africa: Higher Learning Curriculums Need Overhaul...

Today’s university teaching that encourages cramming needs to be urgently overhauled.

14th February 2012
Mauritius and Book - Phobia Culture

I have observed that at any time of the day, bookshops in Singapore are full of people. Singaporeans...

27th February 2012
Education in Africa: The Irony

It's not enough to run around demanding to be called Engr, Pharm, Prof, Dr, Nurse, Arch., and all th...

26th March 2012
African Intellectual Activism: A Review

The space for intellectual activism now exists in our democratic culture. Yet we find that much of c...

2nd April 2012
Higher Education: Why Kenyan Universities Lag Behi...

Regrettably, lack of creativity has not been confined to students only; lecturers also share a big c...

23rd July 2012
Kenya’s Education Proposition

Advancement in technology, increased access to information coupled with a change in the learning sty...

1st October 2012
School Violence: Why we are Fire-Fighting

In places where individual interest and choice is limited, absent and people are being forced to lea...

29th July 2008
Proposed Education Curriculum for Africa

It is this home prototype that should form the future curricula. What the child learns at home shoul...

2nd August 2008
Corporal Punishment: The Battle Rages

If corporal punishment has failed to bring about character reform amongst prisoners, why would we ex...

4th August 2008
Clock Ticking for Africa to Adopt Relevant Curricu...

There should be Aviation Studies from the earliest stages, just as we have Civics and History.This m...

15th August 2008
What Happened to the Nigerian Intellectual Class?

There is a price to be paid by any nation or society that does not encourage intellectualism

8th September 2008
Management of Education in Kenya: Ministry Has Fai...

There are no set criteria enumerating the skills a person should possess to qualify for appointment...

8th September 2008
Partnering for Progress

The neglect of maths and science for the majority under apartheid continues to haunt South Africa

28th October 2008
School Unrests: Burning the Master's Ideological H...

When our national brand is impunity, incompetence, consumption and chest thumping, our youths are si...

23rd November 2008
Mental Enslavement: What Should Africa Do?

Like any other group of people, Africa has had its vagabonds, its misfits and its failures. But Afr...

9th February 2009
Museveni on Patriotism: Drinking Water or Wine?

I wish to add my voice to those that have responded to the President’s countrywide tours in which he...

30th March 2009
Uganda: Why the War on Corruption is Elusive

Many government workers pursuing their Bachelors’ degrees use 'mercenaries' to write coursework for...

8th June 2009
Thoughts on Corruption and Development

The idea of owning universities is a cash-cow concept in Nigeria. The values placed on the essence o...

8th June 2009
Commonwealth: We Should Invest in Young People

It is imperative to mainstream and empower our youth – our most priceless asset and driving agents...

16th June 2009
It is Time to Think

African elites must think from within their cultural values as not doing so breeds elites who know W...

30th June 2009
Makerere: A University for the Rich?

Makerere University is a pace setter. If it sneezes, the rest of the academic institutions catch a c...

14th August 2009
Joblessness: Should Universities be Sued?

A frustrated student, Ms Trina Thompson sued her College three months after graduation because she w...

1st September 2009
"Right" Education: Key to Prosperity

We are in the midst of systemic dumbing down. Focus must now be on overhauling the education system...

10th November 2009
Africa's Educational Disaster

Schooling worldwide is stuck in the Henry Ford Model T mass production mode. Critics use the term “s...

16th November 2009
Museveni's Honorary Degree A Mockery

Makerere UniversityMakerere University is set to honour president Museveni with an honor...

11th January 2010
Forgery in Africa's Military

Almost all armies in Africa are enjoying illegal privileges such as getting bigger hidden budgets th...

18th January 2010
Despising Kiswahili is East Africa's Undoing

News that the Kenya’s ministry of education declassed Swahili is not welcome at a time East African...

1st February 2010
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