African studies must be made compulsory—Lecturer

africaPolitical Science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology , Dr Samuel Adu Gyamfi is advocating for the compulsory introduction of African Studies in the country’s institutions.

He believes the up and coming generations must know the history of Ghana.

‘‘In the secondary schools the students must be taught government studies and history. In the Universities too, I believe African studies which was introduced during Nkrumah’s era which revealed the active roles played by key Ghanaian and African leaders in building their countries must be compulsory’’, he noted.

Dr. Samuel Adu Gyamfi however noted that African studies will not mean the study of African traditional religion because it is a subject which is studied on its own.However African Traditional religion is a component of African studies but does not look at the indoctrination of the students .

‘‘But notwithstanding, indoctrination is important because there is the need to indoctrinate the young minds on the positive aspects of our culture’’, he noted.

He further noted that the study of African studies in various institutions also helps to understand the social and political history and the need to respect the internal policies and also the sovereignty of the country as against foreign interest.

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