Publisher: AuthorHouse (January 6, 2012)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.8 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
The withdrawal of imperial colonizers from Africa within the moment half the twentieth century prompted the necessity for newly autonomous African international locations to set up political, monetary, and social buildings that may make sure the improvement of cohesive, strong, and useful countries. whereas Africans yearned for independence, as soon as granted, the demanding situations of nation-building turned obvious instantly. Nigeria, like many African international locations, has stumbled during the early postcolonial interval with out transparent post-colonial path, rushing the hopes of its humans and undermining self belief in its destiny. This ebook makes the case that the protracted a long time of underdevelopment in Africa, and particularly Nigeria, is traceable to a concern of management that has crystallized within the institutionalization of prepared corruption as a part of its specialist ethos. It argues that as an immediate end result of such practices over numerous many years, the inhabitants has been dehumanized. the placement of Africa commonly, and Nigeria specifically, has been deemed so inimical and significant that Justice Oputa's panel instructed a software of ethical motion "from kindergarten all the way through to the full polity" (Report of the Human Rights Violations research fee, 2002). this is often an indictment at the Nigerian inhabitants, and rightly so simply because for greater than forty years after independence, the rustic has been via a spiraling trouble in management and corruption such that huge looting of the nationwide treasure is exceptional within the heritage of constructing nations. such a lot of makes an attempt were made looking for nationwide ideology that will spur improvement. This author is presenting, during this vein, the implementation of a Conscientization philosophy just like Paulo Freire's as a conceivable ideology that might arrest and opposite the deteriorating state of affairs. Freire's inspiration used to be stimulated principally through socio monetary and political occasions in Brazil. those related grotesque and dehumanizing stipulations are actually more often than not attribute of Nigeria. for this reason, Freire's schooling as "practice of freedom" is especially proper to the Nigerian scenario. This dissertation elaborates tips on how to strengthen and enforce the Conscientization philosophy and exhibits why it'd be terribly acceptable in Nigeria in this sort of manner as to give a contribution to the great society.