Poor African academics

PhD graduands

PhD graduands follow proceedings during the 16th graduation ceremony at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology graduation square in Kakamega on August 20, 2021

Photo credit: Isaac Wale | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

African scholars mostly fund their research.

Bodies that determine the salaries of African scholars never care to know how costly it is to qualify for such positions.

Many great academics in Africa die poor, lonely and miserable. What is scary is that the misery of academics tasted like betrayal, considering the great promise of academic excellence in the early years of school.

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