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This TED Talk by Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò is a Must Watch on why Africa must become a Center of Knowledge Again

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Historian and philosopher Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò was recently one of the speakers at a TED conference and his thoughts on who Africa can become a center of knowledge again was very insightful.

He says Africa is in a knowledge crisis and he suggested that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa’s current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful talk, he calls for Africa to make the production of knowledge within the continent rewarding and reclaim its position as a locus of learning on behalf of humanity.

Watch below.

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1 Comment

  1. nwa nna

    September 21, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Excellent talk! Unfortunately, we as Africans have become intellectually lazy and would rather be spoon fed half truths of our own history by foreign sources.

    Take Nigeria for example, the average Nigerian does not know its own history beyond hear say. Instead of the FGN holding our higher institutions accountable for producing half baked grads, they decided to lower the JAMB cut off mark instead. The long term consequence is that the future Nigerian labor force will be inept and unable to compete on a global scale which will trickle down to poor leadership within the country leading to underdevelopment.

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