Go Back to School — or Go Obsolete

Its becoming clear that the jobs of the future have not been created yet. And trying to predict them is a futile exercise. You have to change the way you learn.

Remembering Favour Tosin Lawani

This week, the ALU community grieves the loss of a bright young leader, Favour Tosin Lawani from Nigeria. One of our “founder” students, Favour passed away on Friday evening as a result of complications from an existing medical condition. Favour joined ALU in January and brought joy to those around her with her infectious smile […]

Resist that Calling. It’s Probably not Your Purpose in Life.

Have you ever wondered: “why was I put on this earth”? For a long time, I asked myself this question as I tried to make sense of the world and my place in it. I was born in Ghana, but left at the age of four and moved to a different African country every four […]

Economic liberation is the best way to honour our forefathers

Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere and Kenneth Kaunda are part of a generation of leaders known as the “founding fathers of Africa”. Sixty years ago, they led a movement to liberate the continent from the shackles of colonialism. Today, as I see projections by McKinsey showing Africa will have the largest workforce in the world by […]