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Title:Distance Learning and the Development of Higher Education in West Africa, 1887-1934
Author:Omolewa, Michael
Year:1981
Periodical:Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria
Volume:10
Issue:4
Period:June
Pages:1-20
Language:English
Geographic terms:English-speaking Africa
West Africa
Nigeria
Subjects:higher education
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Abstract:Comparative survey of the foundation and development of some aspects of Distance Learning in West Africa between 1887 and 1934. Distance learning is a branch of adult education recognised as an answer to an existing injustice in the distribution of educational opportunities. The need to obtain some form of further education was consistently felt in West Africa. In 1887, a major educational change was introduced when London University agreed to conduct its examinations in Lagos Colony. The author discusses student recruitment, learning facilities, student performance, and the significance of the programmes. With the formal opening in 1934 of Yaba Higher College in Nigeria, the first cycle of the development of university education may be said to have been completed. Notes, ref.
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