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Title:Radical Students' Movement and Bourgeois Nationalists in the Struggle for Nigeria's Independence
Author:Yusuf, Ahmed A.
Year:2000
Periodical:Africa Quarterly
Volume:40
Issue:1
Pages:133-155
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:nationalism
national liberation movements
student movements
Education and Oral Traditions
Politics and Government
Abstract:This paper examines and highlights Nigerian students' participation in and contribution to the struggle for independence. The paper is divided into four sections. The first section examines the role of students in the formation of the first mass-based nationalist political party, the National Council of Nigeria (later enlarged to include the Cameroons and renamed the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons, NCNC). The second section discusses the involvement of students in the politics of the Zikist Movement. The third section focuses on the effects of the politics of transition to national independence on the student movement while the fourth section examines students' political activism in the transition era (1951-1960). The last section summarizes the main points and concludes that largely as a result of their privileged position in relation to most of the colonized social forces, Nigerian students were mainly concerned with the struggle for national independence and less with social and economic liberation. Bibliogr., ref.
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