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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The aim of education in Africa
Author:Osafo-Gyima, Faustine
Year:1974
Periodical:Présence africaine
Issue:89
Pages:15-27
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:education
rural areas
Abstract:The aim of the traditional form of education, still existing in rural communities, is to instruct youth on 1) what professions to follow to ensure production; 2) how to behave, how to preserve marriage, procreation; 3) what customs and traditions to follow and how. Formal education in Africa is introduced under colonial rule. The conclusion of the article, which is mainly concerned with a discussion on formal education in British and French colonial areas, is that African educators should study the nations' urgent needs and give them priority education. Ref.
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