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Title:London University's earliest examinations in Nigeria, 1887-1931
Author:Omolewa, Michael
Periodical:West African Journal of Education
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:Aim is to draw attention to the pioneering work done by London University, 'this mother of Commonwealth Universities', in the establishment of university education standards through its examinations in Nigeria. Point of departure is the introduction of the University's first examination in 1887. The paper discusses the University's programmes at the foundation of the Advisory Committe on Native Education in Tropical Africa in 1925, and the dialogue between the Committee and the University on the planning and review of the University's examination syllabus in the colonies. By 1931 (the terminal date of the study), the Institute of Education of London University was founded to embark, among others, on educational experiments in Nigeria. During the same year, an attempt was made by the University to introduce Overseas Examinations. Attention is focused on the University's contribution to educational growth. Notes, tab.