All articles in 'Education'


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
The 'Educated' Slave

Great falsehoods, distortions and omissions concerning the history and culture of Afrikan people hav...

8th February 2010
Are African Languages an Endangered Species?

Language skills are undoubtedly one of the most important foundations for successful development and...

29th November 2006
How Relevant is Education In Africa?

African governments accepted education policies without questioning their relevance in the new era....

2nd January 2007
Mugabe’s Honorary Degrees: Who Should Strip Who?

Politics should be divorced from academics. Those advocating for rescinding of degrees from Mugabe a...

1st May 2007
“Free” Education Or “Freed” Education?

Instead of dishing out free goodies, the government should consider providing a suitable environment...

8th May 2007
Urgent De-Schooling Needed for Africans

Our elites have lost it. While the market is beckoning the investor with his shilling; the elite ha...

15th May 2007
Universities Should Provide Industrial Solutions f...

The research agendas of universities should be increasingly defined through interaction and negotiat...

27th November 2007
Curriculum Shift: Key to Women Empowerment

While the constitutions of most African states abhor discrimination on the basis of gender, evidence...

11th February 2008
Post-colonial Education and Chaos in Africa

Had African elites really received worthy education, they’d have re-united Africa after they acquire...

11th March 2008
Science Must be Taught in Schools and Colleges

Technology simply means applied science. This is what drives the world. All the activities we perfor...

1st April 2008
Education in Africa Should be Affordable to All

Even as schools continue to generate colossal amounts of money from parents, value for money must be...

3rd June 2008
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