Chapter One - The Social History of Education in Northern Nigeria

Usman Al-amin

Affiliation: Department of History, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Keywords: Northern Nigeria, Educational Challenges in Africa, Colonialism and Education, Socio-cultural Factors,

Categories: News and Views, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.11.1.964

Languages: English

In Chapter One, Al-amin revisits the dynamics that shaped the evolution of education in Northern Nigeria from pre-colonial times to the present day, with a particular focus on the socio-economic, political, and cultural factors that influenced the nature of educational provision and access. He draws on a wide range of sources to illuminate the complex relationships between education, colonialism, and social change. He further shows how education was used as a tool for social control and how it became a site of resistance and contestation during periods of political upheaval.

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