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Lumumba at Delta varsity, calls for change in Africa’s education 

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
02 May 2022   |   3:55 am
Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, weekend, urged Africans to embrace education that would revolutionise the way they think, saying colonialists only brought education that made Africans tools for use by foreign countries.

Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, weekend, urged Africans to embrace education that would revolutionise the way they think, saying colonialists only brought education that made Africans tools for use by foreign countries.

Delivering the 30th Anniversary Lecture of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, held at the 1000 capacity Lecture Theatre of the institution, titled: ‘Whither Education in Africa,’ Lumumba, from Kenya, said founding fathers of Africa embraced the education, thinking it would end diseases, poverty and ignorance.

He, however, regretted that the education was used to divide Africans into small entities and turned them into robots to be used for their benefits.

“They came and told us our language was primitive. They told us that we have to speak English and French. They told us that our gods were not God; they told us that everything we did wasn’t proper.

“But if we continue to worry about Africa, we will continue to make mistakes of giving up. We must remember the efforts of our past heroes of Nigeria who fought for the independence of Nigeria to liberate us from the slavery of the colonial masters,” he said.