Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), on Monday, said that the successes recorded by his university within few years of its establishment had shamed the doom prophesy of Lord Fredrick Luggard about Africa and her people.
The founder of ABUAD said the sterling academic performance and state-of-the art facilities put in place was a clear testimony that a Black man can as well rival their white counterparts in terms of discipline and organization.
Quoting Lord Luggard, Babalola said, “The typical African is lacking in self-discipline, control and foresight”. His thoughts, are concentrated in the events and feelings of the moment and suffers little from the apprehension for the future or grief for the past.
“His mind is far nearer to the animal world than that of the Europeans or Asiatic. He exhibits want of desire to beyond the state he has reached.
“He lacks the power of organization, and is conspicuously deficient in the management and control alike of men or business. He loves the display of poverty but fails to realize its responsibility.”
Babalola said he can proudly and boldly say that we have proved Luggard and those who shared his view wrong.
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