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HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

BY

EMMANUEL IWUH/DI: 440

Being a Term Paper Submitted to the Philosophy Department of Dominican institute of Philosophy and Theology, Samonda Ibadan. (In affiliation to the university of Ibadan) In partial Fulfilment for the Award of Bachelor degree in Philosophy.

COURSE: TEE/301

HISTORY OF NIGERIA EDUCATION

LECTURER

REV. FR. EMMANUEL OGU, OP (PhD)

MAY, 2012.

CONTENT

Introduction

1. The word “education”

2. Spread of Islam and Islamic Scholarship in Nigeria

3. Education in Northern Nigeria

1. Indigenous Education

3.2 Islamic Education

3.3 Qur’anic School

a. Makarantar Allo

b. Makarantar ‘llmi

3.4Reform in Islamic Education

4. Factors challenging Muslim Education in Nigeria

5. Western Education

5.1 The role of British administration in Northern education History

Conclusion

Introduction

Before the advent of Western civilization into Africa, education in the continent was purely indigenous. Education can be dated to be far back as old as man himself. The reason being that since antiquity, human beings have involved themselves with the process of learning up to this present day. The word ‘education’ is exclusively used for the development of human beings in the cognitive, affective, psychomotor and psycho-productive domains. The Northern region of Nigeria is not left out in this process. History has it that the educational system in the Northern part of Nigeria began with the indigenous or traditional education but has evolved in phases with great influence from the Arabs, and western education promoted by the British administration. However, The Jihad by Uthman Dan Fodio helped to revive, spread and consolidate Islamic studies and extend access to education also to women. Thus, before the arrival...

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