A multifaceted overview of contemporary African primary, secondary, and tertiary education with an emphasis on West and Central Africa today. This study deals with the severe disinvestment by national governments as well as donor nations in the educational process and other systemic problems in the educational delivery system continent wide. On the positive side, Professor Nwomonoh explores the growth of local educational agencies and the great progress of South Africa in rebuilding its primary system and expanding university and graduate opportunities. This book begins with a survey of some of the difficulties confronting educational planners in Africa. The significant roles of indigenous, Islamic, and colonial education are given special attention. The last section of the book looks at the current trends of educational reform in Africa, with a focus on selected case studies across the continent.