In a press statement, the multinational organization explained that due to colonialism, most African countries were forced to copy the curricula of their colonizers in order to participate in the global world.

To ensure that Africans solve African problems using both the human and natural resources that the continent is endowed with, the non-governmental organization is advocating a review of education programs across Africa.

The Prakis Educational Services (Pty) Limited group criticized what it called Africa’s adaptation of its colonizers’ curricula, saying the system only built a culture of learning Africans for others to exploit.

In a press statement, the multinational organization explained that due to colonialism, most African countries were forced to copy the curricula of their colonizers in order to participate in the global world.

The statement signed by the group’s Chief Executive Officer, Aderemi Abilana, was released ahead of the summit scheduled to take place in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mr. Abilana noted that despite liberation, many African countries have not fully decolonized their curricula, adding that they now have to face the challenges of “Africa seeking emigrants from Western countries and continuing to be a continent, which consumes, not produces.”

The statement read in part: “It is a known fact that African countries have suffered from colonialism for centuries, for example in politics, trade, culture, education, etc.

“For more than 400 years, African countries have been colonized by various European countries, for example, Mozambique was colonized by Portugal, South Africa by the Netherlands and Great Britain, Mali by France, Libya by Italy, Burundi by Belgium, etc.

“As a result, most African countries were forced to copy the curricula of their colonizers. This practice has caused African nations to design their curricula to please the colonizers, thinking that this is the right way to engage in the global world.’

International conference

To address these challenges, the organization is holding a conference known as “PRAKIS-IEC” for education stakeholders and interested communities to discuss and propose solutions to education challenges on the African continent.

The conference is in partnership with African Children’s Talent Discovery Fund (ACTDF), Pan African Parliament, African Career Development Center (ACDC), Nigerian High Commission, Pretoria, among other partners.