oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The future of Theological Education by Extension (TEE) in Africa

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



After briefly pointing out that different perceptions regarding TEE exist and referring to the purpose of TEE, this contribution lists ten weaknesses of the TEE programmes in Africa. Perceptions pertaining to its credibility, its lack of resources, tendency towards isolationism and exclusivism, underplayed ecumenical co-operation, threat of empire building, lack of sufficient church support, lack of tutor training, technological pressures, a redefining of its role in a new millennium and an attitude change are all aspects which are discussed as weak links which might affect the future of this movement. After discussing these weaknesses, some suggestions are offered on how each of them could be addressed.

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