DECOLONISING THE AFRICAN UNIVERSITY: The African Politics Reading List
Studying a continent solely or largely through the lens and knowledge of outsiders I believe is an undermining factor towards understanding the history or any meaning political, socio-cultural and economic development of that region. It is the practice of Africans to neglect the scholarly or philosophical contributions of her natives especially in developing syllabus for her educational system. Such that the philosophy of Aristotle, Socrates and likes are studied while ignoring the philosophical contributions of Orunmila, Zeus amongst other. Other disciplines of Mathematics, Physics, History, Engineering and Sociology etc. are also guilty of this act as laws of gravity, innovation and technology are not contextualised in African knowledge for better understanding or as veritable tools for development.
Democracy in Africa Team have done well to put together a reading list that addresses Democracy on Africa continent by Africans which is no doubt a great steps towards the Indigenisation of knowledge in Africa.
Decolonizing Afrikan Minds through Afrikan Centred Education, delivered by Baba Buntu on 9th December, 2015 at Drapers Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Coloniality of Knowledge;
*the thought that living in the west equates living in the world.
* Cognitive injustice through Geography of Reason.
Coloniality of Being
*Blackness as devoid of ontological Density
* The Objectification of Afrikan-ness
AFRIKOLOGY- study and practice of Afrika in it’s totality.
*African Worldview; (Organic evolving )
*Critique of Eurocentric mystification
* Placing the undiscussed in the centre of discourse
– Revolutionary Action
Highest form of Knowledge
– Self Knowledge
– Know thyself. Only then can you be taken serious.
EDUCATION: (invest for expansion of culture ) * Transmission of values and accumulation of knowledge in society
- Knowledge of Education: State of knowing /understanding through experience and or study
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