Research Fellow at the institute of African Studies here at the University of Ghana, Dr. Obadele Kambon has described the curricula of public schools as submissive to colonial authority.
This is because, he believes these schools teach students to be dependent and to serve the interest of the “white man”.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive on Tuesday he insisted that one of the surest ways of eliminating the practice is by home schooling where the education of the child is mostly done in the home by parents.
Dr. Kambon stressed this would educate children to realize their identity and break the negative perceptions about Africa being corrupt, poor and inferior.
“I shall not abuse my children by sending them to someone I know will just create colonial subjects. That’s the reason why they set up these missionary schools and so forth and so on. This curriculum is to create people who don’t know how to stand on their own and who know nothing but to be employees […..] This is the natural end result of being taught against yourself and to basically hate yourself in various aspects”, he said.
When asked how these home schooled children would be integrated into the real world, Dr. Kambon who also doubles as Co-director of African Liberation School said the spirit of entrepreneurship must be imbibed into these home schooled individuals at the early stages of their lives than later.
“So integral to what we do is an entrepreneurship program. So we ask them [home schooled kids] what do you want to do and what are your learning goals? Then we facilitate them accomplishing their goals from the start”, he added.
By: Abigail Malm/radiouniversonline.com