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Title:The origins of the educational system of Southern Rhodesia
Author:Challiss, R.J.
Periodical:Rhodesian History
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subject:educational history
Abstract:In April 1899 Rhodes gave advice to W.H. Milton on the formulation of the first Rhodesian Education Ordinance. This Ordinance (No. 18 of 1899) laid a disproportionate emphasis upon the development of education for Europeans compared with that for other races, a segregated system of schools for the various races in Southern Rhodesia was established, initiative for the provision of schools for Africans was left exclusively in the hands of Christian missionaries, and the type of education to be given to African children was defined differently from that given in European schools. In spite of the diminishing of these differences, the state school system is still racially segregated and the Christian missionaries are still responsible for the provision of education for most African school children. This article shows the relationship of missionary activity to the Ordinance. Notes.