Chapter One - The Social History of Education in Northern Nigeria
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
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.