The best thing that every nation can give to her youthful citizenry is ‘Education’. The best tool that as Africans we can use to stand firmly and in fervency against these riotous oppressions is an educational system which seeks to inculcate and imbibe into her future generations all the elementary embodiments of the truestate of African culture and values.
Over the years, Afrika has come into a still situation of how it can develop. Most of her nations and citizenry are wallowing in abject poverty. It is however a fact that, the fate of every nation depends heavily on the concomitant of education in today’s 21st Century.
Education is paramount and very critical in development. Many western and eastern countries that are now enjoying in terms of rapid economic development is as a result of the high premium they placed on education.
What we must understand is that, this form of education from the western world has little relevancy to Afrika’s amelioration. For instance, the western form of education which emanated as a result of colonialism has not been able to ractify the myriad problems impinging on our development.
The colonial system of education which lays more emphasis on “bookish knowledge”, throw more light on the methodics of “chew-pour-pass” with little or no emphasis on technical and pragmatic knowledge acquisition thus breeding in graduate with half-baked knowledge who cannot contribute to solving the problems thwarting our efforts to progress.
Afrika countries are facing numerous challenges. The challenges cut across all spectrum in areas of socio-political and economic development. The cedi keeps falling like the tower of Babel whilst abject poverty, generational inherited corruption, chronic diseases with no remedy, hunger and the prevalent strifes and wars keeps suffocating Afrika like a sudden apocalypse.
On the basis of this, to turn things round to steam the wheels of rapid economic development, our leaders must therefore distinguish between what makes us true Africans and that which dispels our notions and mental faculties as aliens.
We must find apparent illustrative, elaborative, effective and efficacious modalities of building our solidarity as continent and nations through and “Africonscious educational system”.
Africa’s Greatest future pride lieth not in her vast natural resources as evident in her cocoa, gold, diamond, bauxite, timber, coffee, plantain and the wheels of marigold (oil). Her future thus lieth in her human capacities and capabilities.
In this light, more avenues must be created to breed a system of education that is in tune with the cultural traits of Afrika and which also places more emphasis on pragmatic and technical education. When these are done, Afrika would be able to combat the shades of all these myriad problems fraughting her abilities to develop.