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A Philosophical Approach to Education for the Transformation and Humanization of Africa

IA Kanu, PT Haaga


Education is one of the paramount instruments for awareness, civilization and development. No wonder Plato noted that no man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nurture and education. A cursory analysis of the teacher-student relationship in most African (Nigeria) educational institutions reveals that education in Africa is suffering from narration sickness. This paper argues that the pedagogical system of education in Africa is a hurdle to development; it examines the challenges and the agents responsible for the peril in the educational system. And finally, it adopts an evolutionary approach to education by proposing an andragogical system of education for Africa.

Keywords: Education, transformation, humanization, philosophical, Africa, Pedagogical, Andragogical.

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