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question: why do well-educated people from sub-Saharan Africa often seem not to have taken any courses in African history?

i admit that i am working from an n of 2, purposively selected from Ghana and Nigeria. nevertheless, it seems worth asking, how is national history *not* part of the standard middle or high school curriculum, insofar as knowing history is an important part of educating citizens?

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One thought on “question: why do well-educated people from sub-Saharan Africa often seem not to have taken any courses in African history?

  1. Abu says:

    Why educated West Africans have not studied their history? The curriculum was inherited from colonial masters who, of course, did not care (or want people to know about their past). Subsequently, West Africans are yet to appreciate the value of national identity in working towards a future that looks like Europe and favorite America. Those leaders that could have made Africans reflect about their past and think clearly about what they want for future generations were stopped in their tracks with incomplete missions (some with the connivance or complicity of America’s CIA).

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