Integrating African values into the Institutionalised Education and its Implications for the Youth in Kenya
Katola, Michael T.
Shisanya, Johnstone S.
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African countries have for a long time emphasized on the role of institutionalised education in promoting economic and social development. Indeed, education is considered a gateway to furnishing the continent not only with the future manpower but with inculcating values which contribute to the enrichment of peoples‟ lives. In Kenya institutionalised education has impacted both negatively and positively to the present generation. Globalized way of exchanging ideas, new opportunities and communication has come as a result of formal education which was received and domesticated as institutionalised system of education. This is a positive thing as people can share information and communicate freely and easily across the globe. In spite of this, the negative impact seems to outweigh the positive due to the emerging trends of unfulfilled goals. High rates of unemployment, cyber and electronic crimes, irresponsible parenthood and lack of integrity are just a few indicators of how institutionalized education is negatively impacting on the young generation in Kenya and Africa at large. Those who graduate from most educational institutions are not being fruitful to the society as expected. This paper discusses how traditional education in Kenya can be integrated with institutionalised education. The integrated education will develop the students morally, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially