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Title:Early years at Bo school
Author:Corby, Richard A.
Periodical:Africana Research Bulletin
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:secondary education
traditional rulers
indirect rule
Abstract:Bo School, founded in 1906 for the sons of paramount chiefs and their nominees, was intended to be the educational parallel of the political doctrine of indirect rule. The ex-pupils of the school were to introduce better farming methods, but not be tempted by their education to aspire to political leadership on a regional or national level. This article consists of an introductory background and discussion of three aspects of Bo School life during the earliest years, from 1906 to about 1920: 1) staff problems in 1910 and 1911, 2) the residential compound, and 3) the curriculum and the classroom. Notes.