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Title:The Background to the Southern Nigerian Education Code of 1903
Author:Afigbo, A.E.ISNI
Year:1968
Periodical:Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria
Volume:4
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:197-225
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:education
missions
colonialism
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Abstract:Owing to shortage of documentary material the historian of the first fifty years of Western education in Southern Nigeria can only hope to produce a generalized and outline account. This lack of adequate documentary sources first came to light in the early years of the 20th century when the administration of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was taking its first tentative steps towards the imposition of order, uniformity and sense of direction on the educational efforts of the Christian missions. Formal Western education in 19th-century Southern Nigeria was entirely the monopoly of the missionary societies. This article gives an account of the activities of the missions with regard to education, with special attention to the Hope Waddell Training Institution. Outlined is the policy of the High Conmissioner of Southern Nigeria, Sir Ralph Moor, whose philosophy and system of education became enshrined in the 1903 code. Ref.
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