Essay History of Education

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EDU 604

HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

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Course Code Course Title Course Developer History of Education in Nigeria EDU 604 Dr Samuel Amaele Guidance and Counselling University of Ilorin Kwara State Dr Samuel Amaele Guidance and Counselling University of Ilorin Kwara State Mr Akanbi G. O. Department of Educational Foundation College of Education Oyo state Dr. O. I. Salawu School of Education National Open University of Nigeria Lagos

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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ii EDU 604

HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

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This explains why the first part of the course concentrated more on the general (Basic) Concepts of History of Education, and in particular, the Nigerian Traditional Education, at both general and Higher levels. The second part of the course gives us the clue on how Western education came into Nigeria through the missionaries. It further highlighted the initial reluctant attitude shown by the colonial government to the educational advancement of the people. However, the module ended with the government coming into terms with the missions authority to assist in areas of financial grants and policies though with little progress made in the Northern Provinces. The final part of the course dealt with the development of secondary and higher education in Nigeria. It also discussed the rapid educational development in Nigeria during the era of regional autonomy. Finally, the course examined some of the post independent measures taken on the nations education; the National Curriculum Conference and the National Policy on Education. The Course This course guide tells us what to expect from reading this material. History of education is a core subject in any Teacher Education programme for it equips you with adequate information and knowledge for your life and for your career as a teacher or administrator in any field. The course will assist you to know that Nigerians were well

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