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Centre for Critical Thinking and Resourceful Research for Africa (CECTRRA) - Our History

Brief History

Centre for Critical Thinking and Resourceful Research in Africa (CECTRRA) was born out of the desire to close the gap between creative thinking and gullible theories that pervade the African society. The desire for quality knowledge is ever increasing in Africa and the need for data warehouse of information, resources and materials is also on the increase. Ideas, concepts, paradigms, laws ,theories, principles on which truth about the African world is anchored deserve to be questioned and validated all the more .

This demands a more relevant knowledge base and capital and the availability of dedicated thinkers and researchers who areready to redirect the thinking of Africans from lopsided misinformation based on the highly politicised framework on which ideas about the continent are generated to one which will respect the integrity of the intellect through valid, resourceful and relevant knowledge. This defines the mission of CECTTRA the overall Vision of which is to lead African Self Understanding for a more advanced society.


Centre for Critical Thinking and Resourceful Research in Africa (CECTRRA) was founded by Professor Lawrence OgboUgwuanyi, a University lecturer with 30 years’ experience in teaching philosophy at four difference universities in Nigeria and abroad. His field of specialization /research interest is African Philosophy. He also researches on African Modernity, Theorizing Difference; Afro-Theorism; Environmental Philosophy, Endogenous Knowledge, etc. He has over 60 academic publications; has served as Visiting Scholar at University of South Africa in 2005 and Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy at Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe in 2014, and Visiting Professor at St Albert Institute for Higher Education, Nigeria in 2017 .




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