by Samuel, Koriake
Education should go beyond the ability to quote Shakespeare, Auguste Xavier Comte, E.B Taylor, Herbert Spencer or Karl Marx; it does not reflect original scholarship but the products of the imitation complex. A truly educated individual is one who has respect on evidence not a person, one who is psychologically emancipated…always prepared to subject his views and those of others to critical scrutiny… (Nnamdi Azikiwe).
The above excerpt by Nnamdi Azikiwe is inclusive, with no exemption of lecturers, educators or students. From personal experience I have seen that many lecturers, educators and students are just a product of the imitation complex. Some lecturers, probably due to their self-inflicted busy schedules, hardly deliver a good lecture to the comprehension of students. This category of lecturer, and educators, with the imitation complex, are very proficient in quoting Shakespeare – they say everything in a text verbatim! Continue reading