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By P. Higgs

ISBN-10: 0702151998

ISBN-13: 9780702151996

The Africanisation of schooling is a hugely topical factor. The potentials and pitfalls of Africanisation have drawn loads of severe debate, either in Africa and out of the country. After the political alterations of 1994 in South Africa, there was renewed curiosity within the query of a distinctively African philosophy. This booklet offers a scientific and transparent exposition of an African voice in schooling, drawing on exceptional authors throughout Africa.

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38 © Juta & Co Ltd 3 Manufacturing Unemployment: The Crisis of Education in Africa Paulin J Hountondji THE UNIVERSITY AS A TEACHING INSTITUTION In most African countries, the present educational systems were set up at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. The primary goal was clear: formal education was intended first and foremost to train young people for civil service. Colonial administration needed civil servants. In many countries, especially in French colonies, young people were offered scholarships both in secondary school and the university.

The programme should also create skills and explore opportunities for income generation through the provision of consultancies and other services to the community. Channels of communication should be improved by budgeting for the acquisition of fax and electronic mail facilities and for training users to operate them effectively. Intellectual property rights need to be discussed and made part of the understanding between the parties. This includes the recognition of all persons involved in the scientific process leading up to academic publication.

Scientific dependence in Africa today. Research in African Literatures, 21(3), 5-15. Hountondji, Paulin J. 1993. Situation de 1'anthropologue africain: note critique sur une forme d'extraversion scientifique.

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