How The illiterates Are Currently More Useful to Africa than the Educated Zombies

I’d have preferred illiteracy to be higher in my country, instead of those millions of half educated or poorly educated kids who parade with arrogance because of the diplomas the has obtained from school where the few things they have learned have no value in their life nor any impact on their community.

What is the point of being so smart if your country is still a shithole? 

I’ve spent lot of times in villages where illiterate people forgotten by their government and the elite, have developed sophisticated knowledge to feed their families and fellow citizens. They add value daily to the common well-being of our people.

I’ve spent lot of time on the streets and shops where the most productive people, those who are creating and adding value, in my country, are in huge majority, those who have not been at school or have no big diploma to brag about. They are the ones who build the few tools available for our farmers, craftsmen.  They built the houses, keep the markets and organize the international trade.

In contrary, areas of the economy where you find the educated Africans are either in the hand of foreigners and they are happy serving as employees or consultants; or areas which create very little value, are malfunctioning, corrupt or predatory.

The educated Africans are now like vampires for our countries. Utterly deceptive, they have only one dream: work for the white man and get rich quickly.

Why do our schools train so many crooks, liars and lazy people?

Obviously I’m not condoning illiteracy. Instead, We need 100% literary rate in Africa, but we won’t go far if we are just turning out so many useless people.


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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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