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African contribution to the growth of secular education in North Nyanza, 1920-1945

by Mukudi, Edith Sumba Wanyama
[ Thesis ] Published by : Kenyatta university (Nairobi) , 1989 Physical details: 232p. Subject(s): Education - Kenya - Nyanza, North - history Thesis Item type: Thesis List(s) this item appears in: Thesis
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Thesis (M.Ed) - Kenyatta university, 1989

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This thesis discusses the contribution of Africans towards the growth of secular education in the historical North Nyanza District of Kenya from 1920 to 1945. The main focus of the study is, however, on the inter-war African endeavors to extend African education through the official government channel - The Local Native Council (LNC). As a prerequisite to understanding the post-world War I African orientation with regard to the dvelopment of their educaiton, an examination has been made of the three main determining factors. These are the growth and nature of mission education by 1924; Africans' response to that education by 1924; and the extent of the colonial establishment's participation in the field of African education by 1924. The thesis shows that although Christian missions did pioneer in the establishment of Western schooling in Colonial Kenya, none of the missionary societies at work in North Nyanza district had developed a qualitatively efficient education system for Africans by 1930. It also reveals that the colonial government contribution towards the advancement of African education in the district was until then very minimal. Besides the limited grants awarded to a few selected mission schools, its only other tangible contribution ws the Bukura Agricultural Institute established in 1924. The study subsequently shows that it was in the light of these developments that Africans made the decision to steer their own course of action and establish a higher education facility - a goal which they achieved in 1932........


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