Teaching Pan-africanism in Schools in Africa

PETITION - TEACHING PANAFRICANISM IN SCHOOLS For pan-Africanization of education systems in Africa and in countries with Afro-descendant population

Because between 1999 and 2009, the number of graduates in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa has more than tripled from 1.6 million to 4.9 million. They are currently estimated at over 12 million,

Because this education, while useful and appropriate to the needs of western societies has shown its limits in resolving the problems faced by African people since independence until today,

Because this maladjustment to historical, cultural and social Africa, far from being evidence of the inability of African people to the learning of modern knowledge, is the signal of the need for reform of its educational institutions and academics,  

Because each people, innovates, creates and produces on the basis of its endogenous knowledge

Because Africa is full of extraordinary diversity of knowledge and expertise that are waiting to be valued,

Because the operation of this endogenous knowledge will have concrete, tangible and immediate impact on urgent concerns : job creation, access to health care, access to education, access to and development of renewable energy, food security, access to housing,

Because in the long term, this investment in an education system in line with the needs of the population constitute the basis for its sustainable development, its innovation, productivity and competitiveness,

We call on the African Union, the adoption as soon as possible of a resolution in favor of an Africanization and a panafricanisation of programs of primary, secondary and higher education in all its Member States to give African populations, means of real development.

* A copy of the petition was sent to all member states of the African Union as well as the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa.