Anietimfon Michael Edung, Lawrencia Uranta Rowland, Esther Ngozika Amaechi


This article explores the socio-cultural practices and educational challenges faced by Africa and the world in the 21st century. It highlights the significance of understanding these issues, emphasising their impact on individual nations and the global community. The article delves into the diverse socio-cultural practices prevalent in Africa and their implications for education, guidance and counseling including traditional beliefs, gender roles, and cultural values. It also examines the educational challenges faced by Africa, such as limited access to quality education, inadequate infrastructure, and the digital divide. Through a comparative analysis of global trends, the article provides vital insights into the interconnectedness of sociocultural practices and educational challenges, emphasising the need for tailored approaches to address these issues. By understanding and addressing these challenges, policymakers, educators, and stakeholders can pave the way for inclusive and equitable education systems that promote social cohesion, economic development, and sustainable growth in Africa and beyond.


socio-cultural practices, educational challenges, 21st century, implication for guidance and counseling.

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