'Mmofra mfa adwen' - Children should think.
Impetuous youth must be reminded, repeatedly to think.
Acting without first thinking often leads to wasted effort or calamity for the individual, and therefore for the group to which the individual is inextricably linked. Africans realized it is more important that children learn how to think, than what to think.
Today we expect our schools to teach our children, and are frequently disappointed with the result. Schools are designed to feed them information. It is the community, the family and social institutions that guide our children in how to use their minds. How to think! Absent that, our children may grow up and make damaging life choices.