Writes: Khambule J
When the whole world is glued on the “spear painting” depicting the country president naked; and while TUT students are puzzled about the Fundza Lushaka selection criteria, I hear a ticking clock in my ears; alerting about the bomb that might explode any time (six months or less) if the rumours are true.
I’ve heard it several times and this time from the very close people; the students he teach. If it is true that Dr Muavia Gallie is no longer renewing his contract with TUT, then who will replace him? A guy is a truly “must have” for all universities and currently the only essential to “mess with our mind to make them right” as he use to say.
It’s a pity he is leaving when I expected him to go down the roots of the mess going on in our campus. I just hope this is just a wise move not because of headsprungs, self proclaiming leaders who wanted to do things the opposite. Surely, we have such people and the worse part is that they are training teachers to constitute another mess to our education system. Forgot the definition of madness? Its doing one thing over and over again then expect different results. Wasn’t because of the mess going on here that made TUT invite him?
Prof Kanje will then, I bet, be the only kick of this dying horse. I even question the coherence of our studies here; when you do your first year, you get very supportive lecturers who force you to cognitively engage with the material, then it goes the opposite for the rest of the course? Kanje might be useful this year, but next year we must go back to practices which degraded our brilliances.
Come on TUT, if it is true a guy is leaving; do you consider how other people value his inputs? Do you imagine the picture he will paint with us? I’m not saying he should stay forever, but it is too soon. I hope “no barriers” were made for him to leave. I hope he just want to move on. But the question is: Who will ever replace him?