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Title:Women's education in the Sudan
Author:El-Tayib, Griselda
Periodical:Kano Studies
Geographic term:Sudan
Subject:women's education
Abstract:Gives a short survey of the development of education for girls in the Sudan. Before the 1930's girls' education was mainly limited to primary level-Koran schools, schools of various Missionary Societies, schools run by the Egyptian Coptic community-while for many, many years the C.M.S. Unity High School in Khartoum was the only girls' secondary school in the Sudan. World War II brought a halt to many developments arising out of the recommendations of the De la Warr Commission's Report. Immediately after the war everything began to happen at once: New Women's Training Colleges; secondary school classes; Sudanese girls entered Khartoum University; UNESCO started a Higher Teacher Institute; W.H.O. set up a Higher Nursing College; adult education and literary classes for women. The general effect of women's education in the Northern Sudan has been steady and penetrating rather than sudden and spectacular. The most effective way educated women have influenced life in the Sudan to-day is in the increased comfort and sophistication in their homes. With the granting of votes to women in the General Parliamentary Election they have entered the field of politics.