(Pan)African Education, Legacies of Colonisation and Globalisation

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  • Duration: 2 Hours 
  • Format: online, recorded
  • Fee: £15

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Conversations on Pan-Africanism are often dominated by discussions of political and economic union. But what about the education systems needed to make any such union possible? 

Join us for this engaging and insightful conversation with educational theorist and leading Pan-African scholar, Dr John K Marah, whose 2018 seminal work, “Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union” lays out the case for prioritising the development of a robust Pan-African education agenda. 

Dr Marah takes us through the impact of colonisation on education in Africa, the state of education across the Black experience today in light of ever-increasing globalisation, and why a Pan-African education agenda that nurtures trans-national and trans-cultural citizenship is of critical importance to the future development of the continent and its diaspora.


  • Welcome and Introductions, Apeike Umolu
  • Presentation, Dr John K Marah
  • Discussion & Q&A, Dr John Marah and Apeike Umolu

Dr John K Marah is a Professor of African and African American Studies at the State University of New York, Brockport. He is the former Chair of the Department and has written seminal works on Pan-African Education including “Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union” (2018), and “Pan-African Education: The Last Stage of Educational Developments in Africa” (1989).

Buy the book:

“Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union” (2018), John K Marah | Available on Routledge.com

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Course Features

  • Lectures 1
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 1.5 Hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Participants 129
  • Resources Yes