n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Universities : roadblocks or avenues to African Renaissance : African Renaissance Critical Perspectives

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



Africa continues to be mired in crisis, instability, poverty and disease. Whilst universities of the West and other emerging continents have been able to find solutions to most of the problems their societies face, African universities have failed almost dismally. It is reasonable time since the liberation of most of African countries from the colonial yoke in the late fifties and early sixties, that considerable progress should have been achieved. <br>We should then ask of our universities. Have African universities not exacerbated our problems? Are they roadblocks or avenues to an African Renaissance? What is their role in sustainable development, which should underpin this renaissance?

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