Eve Kushner provides a detailed Life History of Professor Olupona covering many important events and topics from his early life in Niegria to the challenges of immigrating from Africa.
Dr. Jacob K. Olupona
Born in: Nigeria
Values Dear to Heart: Education, Equality, Peace
Profession: Harvard Professor
Specialization: African Studies
A Word From Our Founder
The essential prerequisite for nation building is a cohesive and coherent national education initiative that will advance the idea of a commonwealth for the diverse people of the Nigerian nation. Furthermore, this nation building initiative through education must speak directly to the nation’s educational challenges at every level, in elementary, vocational, secondary, post-secondary, and professional schools.
It is through a strong educational system that we can reform Nigeria’s national image, ethos, and unity. If we want good governance, we must look to education. If we want social justice, we must look to education. If we want to decrease poverty and increase literacy, we must look to education. If we want a skilled, disciplined, and hardworking labor force, we must look to education. If we truly want change in Nigeria, we must begin to rethink and reinvest in our education system.