Boarding school – the destroyer of African acculturation and socialization?

The advent of boarding schools was the worst ever impediment to the acquisition of our African person-hood. The routines followed in boarding schools are not in tandem with expected societal  life roles. Too much time is taken to learn books, bath and make-up beds. This is resulting in the creation of snobbish people, anglicized with a disdain for manual labour which forms the crux of our livelihoods.

It’s only now that you find a boy who can’t perform household chores. Our women, even those who are not employed would want housemaids. They simply cannot do a number of those duties meant for women. That is the reason why they make a lot of noise about equality and equity. Naturally in the African context, there was a clear division of labour which boarding schools have utterly destroyed.

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