The former president of France, Jacques Chirac, said giving scholarship to Africans is the best investment France does to get the best Africans students but also to keep the French empire alive.
Two weeks ago, I was invited for dinner at a friend house. He told me how, in the years 1970s, France has sent into the oldest and biggest college of Togo two professors. One of mathematics and another of physics. They stayed there over two decades. Officially they were there as France benevolent aid to Togo education, but in fact they were agents for scouting the best students in mathematics and physics, and once identified the French government would offer them scholarship to go to study in France.
Today, there are more Togolese doctors, researchers and scientists in the single region of Paris than in the entire territory of Togo.
Today, I’ve seen a public announcement by the British government offering scholarship to Africans. After 50 years, we still fall prey to the colonialists schemes.
Immigrants output benefits 80% their host country, and only 20% their country of origin.
There is nothing free in this world, specially if you have not asked for it. Only Africans still believe in anyone bearing a gift.