When a nation enthrones merit in its DNA, the nation prospers.
Putting round pegs in round holes gets the job done.
Putting square pegs in round holes creates a logjam.
A logjam stunts economic, political, and social growth of nations.
For African Nations to prosper.
Merit and not a quota system must guide the educational system of all African Nations.
Intelligence does not come in quotas.
Knowledge does not come in quotas.
Technology does not come in quotas.
Economic advancement does not come in quotas.
If intelligence, knowledge, technology, and economic growth came in quotas, Africa is not getting its own share of the world quota.
The right venue to demand quotas is at the United Nations where the five nations that constitute the Security Council rule the world.
Merit must replace tribe in appointments.
Merit must replace religion in elections.
Merit must replace nepotism in the award of contracts.
Merit must replace religion, nepotism, and tribe in promotions.
Someone chosen for an office on merit will eschew tribal, religious, and nepotistic tendencies while pursuing the public good.
When the public good is paramount.
Every segment of society gains.
As the national cake is cut along meritorious lines.
But will the African DNA permit Africans to give merit its due crown?
Or will African dictators continue to stifle, suffocate, and slaughter merit?
To prolong their tenure and prolong the tears of their long suffering Nations!
Arise, African intellectuals, patriots, peasants, and students and throw the political overclass overboard!