School fees are not only paid with money, these African countries have perfected other means

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson Apr 29, 2019 at 11:07am

April 29, 2019 at 11:07 am | Lifestyle

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

April 29, 2019 at 11:07 am | Lifestyle

The use of money as a way of trade for Africans is a concept that came with the colonizers who settled in Africa and imposed their ideologies and way of life on the people.

In the not so distant days of barter trading in Africa, goods were exchanged for goods between people, families and even kingdoms. Goods that were rare were of higher value than others and this included gold, salt and kola which gave kingdoms more wealth and power over trade.

The barter trading system seems to be making a come back in Africa and is reflecting first in the educational sector. Over the past few years, structures are being put in place to help more African children gain access to education allowing parents to trade goods or services instead of paying in cash.

Here are three countries in Africa that use barter trade as a way of fee payment.


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