HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
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.
HISTORY OF NIGERIA EDUCATION
REV. FR. EMMANUEL OGU, OP (PhD)
21 JANUARY 2011.
1.0. What is education?
2.0. Systems of education in Northern Nigeria
3.1. Indigenous Education
3.2. Islamic Education
3.3. Qur’anic School
a. Makarantar Allo
b. Makarantar ‘llmi
3.4. Reform in Islamic Education
3.0. Western Education
4.5. The role of British administration in Northern education History
Education is as old as man because man has being in the process of learning since antiquity to this present day. Education is a process of acquiring new ideas and this educational process develops through different phases. The Northern region of Nigeria is not left out in this process. The history of 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 of the Western type education in the 19th Century, Islamic learning had been established. Islamic studies had also penetrated the Western parts of Nigeria before the arrival of the Jihadists; but the Jihad strengthened the religion where it was weak.
This intellectual piece explores the history of educational development in the Northern part of Nigeria. Our goal in this essay will be achieved under the following headings; what is education? Systems of...