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Title:Educational Development and Administrative Control in the Nuba Mountains Region of the Sudan
Author:Sanderson, Lilian P.
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:educational history
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Abstract:Two educational systems grew up in the Sudan in addition to the traditional Muslim system of the khalwas. In the north: a standardized government system with Arabic as the medium of instruction at the more elementary levels, and Muslim religious instruction taught as a subject. In the south: missionary schools of varying types with a very wide range of educational aim and achievement, but having in common the use of the local vernacular, followed as early as practicable by English, as the medium of instruction, and Christian religious instruction as a basic part of the curriculum. In the Nuba Mountains the problems raised by this dichotomy arose in a particularly acute manner. The educational history of the Nuba Mountains epitomises some of the most fundamental problems of the Sudan as a whole. Policy on Nuba education tended to reflect even the nuances of government policy in the broad field of the relations between Arabs and non-Arabs, and between missionary and government education. References.