Nyamnjoh, Francis B. 2012. “‘Potted Plants in Greenhouses’: A Critical Reflection on the Resilience of Colonial Education in Africa.” Journal of Asian and African Studies 47 (2): 129–54.

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May 24, 2018 - 2:45pm

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Angela Okune: This 2012 paper by Francis Nyamnjoh argues that education in Africa is based on a resilient colonial and colonizing epistemology, which takes the form of science as ideology and hegemony. This type of education is justified as necessary to keep Africans internationally competitive. The paper calls for paying more attention to popular systems of knowledge and listening to ordinary men and women.

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Francis Nyamnjoh, "Nyamnjoh, Francis B. 2012. “‘Potted Plants in Greenhouses’: A Critical Reflection on the Resilience of Colonial Education in Africa.” Journal of Asian and African Studies 47 (2): 129–54. ", contributed by Angela Okune, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 14 June 2018, accessed 2 December 2022. https://worldpece.org/content/nyamnjoh-francis-b-2012-“‘potted-plants-greenhouses’-critical-reflection-resilience-colonial