In Africa, there is a wide gap between the faith claims of many people who attend church and their lifestyles. Moreover, there is little reflection of the African perspective in the few writings on
Christian education that exist in Africa. This paper proposes that an examination of African traditional approaches to education will afford Christian education a means of becoming more effective,
especially in Africa. Lessons are drawn for this purpose from golmo, an educational procedure among the Lelna of Kebbi State in Nigeria.