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Title:Education and university must serve the majority of Kenyans: a preliminary critique of the university education, culture and writers in Kenya
Author:Kenyan students against imperialist education
Year:1977
Periodical:Utafiti
Volume:2
Issue:2
Pages:163-200
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:educational policy
students
Link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/Utafiti/vol2no2/aejp002002003.pdf
Abstract:Preliminary critique of 'imperialist education' in Kenya and its local ideological collaborators, written by a section of the consumers of this education, radical Kenyan students from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta College. The students argue that what some professors peddle under the banner of 'academic authority' is ideological servility to imperialism. The carriers of this 'disease' must be exposed and denounced, and this is what they proceed to do with some well-known figures in the area of literature (Taban Lo Liyong, Charles Mangua, David G. Maillu) and history (William Robert Ochieng, Atieno-Odhiambo, Godfrey Muriuki). The students make no false claim to 'objectivity'. 'We are partisan. We are shamelessly biased towards the Kenyan people... Our learned 'teachers' will accuse us of 'academic infidelity'. We have already accused some of them of treason'.
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