Those who opposed the protests will argue that the sacrifices made to secure these gains came at too great a cost. Students and staff were traumatised. Infrastructure was destroyed. Books and artworks were burned.
Class and social capital affect university students. The idea that higher education is a meritocracy is fiction
Tutuola was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past of a dark continent that was awakening and harkening to the call of Europe’s colonising civilisation. How wrong they were!
The US and UK host around 40,000 African students a year. China surpassed that number in 2014. In 2015 China pledged to provide 30,000 scholarships to African students by 2018.