Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is still at the University of Ghana, Gandhi must go!
Some scholars have argued that Ghana’s educational system does not create innovative and entrepreneurial graduates with a strong sense of identity, but rather, administrators who would preside over institutions left behind by colonial masters whose only purpose was to initiate an European style of educational system devoid of the African worldview.
It is therefore not surprising that Ghanaian graduates, since time immemorial, have had challenges in finding or creating jobs. To put it simply: people are taught how to sweep the streets rather than being taught to create roads, and they come out of school to realize that there are no streets to sweep, they get confused.
It also gives reason to why in every election year , presidential aspirants promise to create more jobs. If the educational structure does not change they would keep making this same promise every four years without yielding any major result.
The educational structure as it is currently, does not teach the Ghanaian child enough about his or her history that predates the era of slavery . Names such as Imhotep, Queen tiye, Amenhotep IV, Askia often sound foreign to the Ghanaian child but names such as Shakespeare and Columbus are familiar. How does the African develop a sense of identity when all he or she knows of himself or herself is slavery and colonization. No wonder the queues at foreign embassies continuously grow longer.
To be ignorant of great African historians but knowledgeable about the slave masters is detrimental to the African and his generation. It is for these reasons that the statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi at the University of Ghana which is currently under 24-hour surveillance by security guards must be removed.
Is the claim of him being racist not enough justification?
The quote below is the words of Mahatma Gandhi portraying how he perceived Africans
“It was a gross injustice to seek to place Indians in the same class as the kaffirs.” – Gandhi, May 22, 1906
“Your Petitioner has seen the Location intended to be used by the Indians. It would place them, who are undoubtedly infinitely superior to the Kaffirs, in close proximity to the latter.”– Gandhi, before May 27, 1899
NB: Kaffir is an insulting and contemptuous term for a black African
What does his statues at the University of Ghana imply to the dignity of Ghanaians?