RETHINKING THE CONCEPT OF AFRICAN UNITY: WHY PROPER EDUCATION IS THE FIRST PLACE TO BEGIN? - News Summed Up

RETHINKING THE CONCEPT OF AFRICAN UNITY: WHY PROPER EDUCATION IS THE FIRST PLACE TO BEGIN?


Many academics that I spoke with had limited faith in the possibility of an “Africa Unity”, in fact to many; African Unity is an illusion that may never be realized. By JERRY B. TARBOLO, JR., Guest ContributorIt may interest some of you to know that the concept of African Unity was not clearly conceptualized by our forebears; thus, leading to the formation of the Organization of African Unity. The Monrovia bloc ideas ultimately prevailed, and in 1963 both groups joined to establish the Organization and African Unity. As I problematized the concept of “African Unity”, I have realized that the issue was not only about clarity of the concept, but also of “Identity Crisis”. If we must attain “African Unity”, then proper education of our new generation and emerging leaders should be the first place to begin.


Source: Front Page Africa May 17, 2020 23:48 UTC



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