By Gloria Emeagwali, George J. Sefa Dei
This article explores the multidisciplinary context of African Indigenous wisdom structures from students and student activists dedicated to the interrogation, construction, articulation, dissemination and basic improvement of endogenous and indigenous modes of highbrow job and praxis. The paintings reinforces the call for for the decolonization of the academy and makes the case for a paradigmatic shift in content material, subject material and curriculum in associations in Africa and somewhere else - as a way to difficult and rejecting disinformation and highbrow servitude. Indigenous highbrow discourses relating to assorted disciplines take heart level during this quantity with a spotlight on schooling, arithmetic, medication, chemistry and engineering of their historic and modern context.
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Here and there, inselbergs and other rock-masses could be seen today, in Yil Ngas, astride outcrops, hills and hillocks which are in turn either perching atop mountain ranges or scattered on the valleys and the vast downlands extending from the foothills; the very ground itself is strewn with sandstones, gravels, plutons, mica, feldspars, granites and so on. This is a blunt testimony to persistent denudation processes. The major forces of denudation in Yil Ngas are water and fire. We focus here mainly on how man contained the eroding power of water through terrace-building especially on farms.
Biochemical terms, fermentation is better explained in phases or stages, which are mainly three in number. The process is aided by yeast cells which are either obtained artificially or exist naturally in the atmosphere. The process is a continuous one. , 2011). TSIRO: THE SOURCE OF ENZYMES The word Tsiro means sprouted grains. The communities located around the Northeastern part of Nigeria have various uses and names for the sprouted grains in various languages, for example, in Lunguda – ‘Bwaha’; Marghi – ‘Thlam’; Kamuwe – ‘Zarabalha’; Bura – ‘Thali’; Fali – ‘Brunan’; Nzany – ‘Tsibote’; Bachama – ‘Murozume’; Kilba – ‘Thlam’ and so on.
Dimka again observed, that: From the source, the rivers are swift, cutting deep into the mountainsides, creating V-shaped valleys with a few falls. 5 That kind of transference of silt still continues, so long as the land remains sloppy. By the end of the nineteenth century, there existed cultivated techniques of containing the process in Yil Ngas otherwise it should have rendered the highlands totally uncultivable, therefore uninhabitable, to farmers, by now. 7 Foulkes further described the features of Yil Ngas soil using soil types which his fellow British colonial readers were familiar with: The formation is sandstone and, for the most part, red sandstone, the latter on the high ground showing the rich colouring of Devonshire fields.
African Indigenous Knowledge and the Disciplines by Gloria Emeagwali, George J. Sefa Dei