A Critique of Western Education and Search for a Functional and Environment-Based African Education
Okpalike, Chika J. B. Gabriel

Abstract
This article understands western education as a colonial scheme that seeks to perpetuate a western understanding and interpretation of Africa and African life, breeds African elites under the same framework and consequently fosters western interests within a seeming African struggle. Set against the background of this western education which is still in place even in its colonial schemata, the work made a critical analysis of the understanding of wealth/ poverty and development/underdevelopment and made a paradigm shift in what it referred to as reeducation of the educated and re-interpretation of the understood which requires a new philosophy, objective and method in education. The aim of the work is to derive a functional and environmental friendly education for Africa.

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