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Title:Christian Missionary Penetration of the Nigerian Emirates: The Village School Approach
Author:Ubah, C.N.ISNI
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History
Geographic terms:Northern Nigeria
Great Britain
Christian education
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24328693
Abstract:The question of the penetration of Christian missionaries into the emirates of Northern Nigeria was a highly sensitive one during the colonial period. Only after 1930 were the missionaries able to obtain concessions under which they were free to work in the peripheries of the emirates, although subjected to certain restrictions. The missions adopted Western education as a strategy for penetration. This paper examines the educational aspects of the missionary question in the emirates of Northern Nigeria during the last thirty years of colonial rule. It pays attention to the establishment of mission schools, school enrolment, school curricula, and administration. By the end of this period missionary establishment (mission stations, churches, schools, bookshops and health institutions) in the emirates had increased tremendously. The number of souls rescued from or barred to Islam, ultimately the main objective of all the efforts, remained low. Notes, ref.