International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 10 (2017)

Indigenization for Restoration of Ethiopianism


Teshome Abera Tessema

The main issue that this paper focused on is the restoration of Ethiopianism through indigenization of our system of education. One of the great mistake done by the successive regime in Ethiopia is the role they played in modernizing the system of education without considering the indigenous knowledge system. In the modernization process, they completely dismantled the indigenous system of knowledge from the school curriculum. The proper Ethiopian knowledge which Ethiopianism was built such as the cultural, Economic and social factors are marginalized. The Ethiopian ‘self’ those elements which the Ethiopians experienced in their culture, history, politics and communal life is gradually deteriorating. Their system of knowledge on which they started civilization and contributed to the world currently considered as traditional, inferior, superstitious, primitive and so on. Ethiopians are “the first civilized inhabitants of the Nile and Tigris, Euphrates valleys, where a dark-skinned people with short hair and prominent lips; and that they are referred to by some scholars as Cushites (Ethiopians), and as Hamites by others” were the source of civilization began but these civilized people who remain uncolonized currently colonized in the system of education and politics. These people are going back from the line of civilization to ethnic conflict in the 21st century. This paper, therefore, discusses the need for indigenization in restoring Ethiopianism that is deteriorating on the bases of historical perspective and practical observation.
Pages : 60-63