Date of Award
Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education
College of Education, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research
Stephen Haymes, PhD
Kenneth Saltman, PhD
Enora Brown, PhD
Neocolonialism and neoliberalism are all offshoots or veiled forms of colonialism. The history of independence for colonized peoples in the late 1950s to mid1960s was a farce. In this work, I argue that colonialism only changed phase, switching into its more insidious form. This has had a very negative effect on education and culture in Cameroon, which has largely remained dependent on the West, singularly France, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, and Italy. Neoliberalism has brought destitution and deprived the people of their right to dignity as human beings. While I request that the West and America take their hands off the African continent, I challenge the Cameroonian to “SANKOFA”, an Akan (a tribe in Ghana) word which means to go back to the past, to learn from the wisdom of ancestors in order to move forward. Such a move will help sustain their hope in this time of utter misery.
Diang, Mary C., "Colonialism, Neoliberalism, Education and Culture in Cameroon" (2013). College of Education Theses and Dissertations. 52.