I have always wondered why I can never find a single, just one, only one book in a library written by an African leave alone a Kenyan. I mean these big books about Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Programming, Biology, Chemistry etc
The only books that are written by Kenyans (Africans) are those High School and Primary books which still are very shallow, poorly explained and they haven’t done research to establish the why(s)
If you’re a scholar you need to provide two things to what you have read: one is why is something (the thing you’ve read) so and so; and the second is: where and how is the thing applied in real life.
You see those High School and Primary books all they do is state but don’t provide the 2 things I have said above. The reason they don’t is that the writers haven’t done any research, which is a typical thing from an African:
That once a person clears University/College the shallow learning they gained is enough. They may be forced to learn only if their careers require certifications but not because they want to advance, be better in their careers. In short learning, gaining knowledge, is something which is just being forced to the African way of things.
You can count with your hands how many people have books in their homesteads for research purposes. People would rather they fill their minds with politics, mushenee, how they’re going to quarrel with their neighbors etc
It is not uncommon to hear a guy from Kenya saying High School education is meaningless and also university education is just a waste of time as what they learned little to none applied in their career.
The reason why that is the case is because of the shallow teaching one was provided for by their teachers (who do no research) and the shallow, poorly written books and notes they had to learn from.
Even though what most learn in the university doesn’t translate to a career training, the learning is meant to act as a strong foundation to one’s career upon which the person will be meant to do further research as they progress in their career
But mwafrika na kitabu (iwe mwanafunzi au mwalimu) ni kama maji na mafuta. Hawaelewani kabisa!! A student will only read if there’s an exam he is preparing for. I guess you can’t compare graduates from Civil Engineering from UON to the graduates from China. Look at the roads and things those guys are building. And likewise you can’t compare their professors, you see professors teaching in YouTube but can that professor from our local university, UON, KU do it.