This research work seeks to verify Africa values as cherishable values. Africa as a continent suffers from the inability to maintain some of her ideology and culture that are capable of bringing positive change and innovations in all ramifications of life.
This research reveals African theory and practices in action in the school setting. African traditional norms go with the slogan ‘Live and let live’ which embodies democratic principles.
Synocracy is a term coined from “synergy” and “democracy”. When issues are addressed with synocratic principles, conflicting issues will be resolved in our educational system.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
There is a popular saying that no nation can rise above its level of education, if Nigeria wants to achieve greatness, and if she wants to build a solid foundation for her children, it is time to seek for appropriate solution to her existing problem.
It is a well known fact that Nigerian’s education suffers functional stagnation because of the static and passive method of administration in formal education. The Nigerian education negates and neglects those for whom the curriculum is meant for. There is always over concentration on the educator, the teacher instead of the students is always fixed at the centre of the curriculum. This research work seeks to inform people on how “Synocracy” can be used to address the problems in Nigerian system of education.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Nigerian system of education is in shambles because of inappropriate approach towards solving educational problems. Valuable African principles are not practiced in the classroom. People no longer live with the spirit of brotherhood. Many people want to become noticed nobody wants to listen and care for his brothers’ ideas and existence. The point of inquiry is ‘if everybody is talking who will listen and interpret?
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This study seeks to look into the problems devastating Nigerian education and the great synocratic principle addresses these issues.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study is important because it will help to enlighten our educational administrators and curriculum planners on the right dimension to follow in order to solve the existing problems in Nigerian educational system.
1.5 TARGET AUDIENCE
The study is meant for
1) The students teachers
2) The teacher educators
3) The curriculum planners
4) The educational administrators.
1.6 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1) In what ways can we implant the spirit of caringness, belonginess, cooperation and collaboration in classroom activities?
2) How can build good teacher-student relationship?
3) Can the principle of synocracy improve teacher’s effectiveness?
4) Can the principles of synocracy improve student’s effectiveness?
5) To what extent can Africa values help to improve teaching methodology in various schools?