The whole goal of the creation of the colonial school systems in Africa was to create more loyal subjects to the colonial government. In its early stages, students were mostly taught how “ to read and write, but also the cognitive skills involved in extracting political and social insight from the study of the lives and thoughts of great men of the European past. It was an education for ruling races.” This was all done with the hope that once these people were finished with their education, that they would go on to become leaders of their people. However, they would still be under the colonial regime, which made them more into puppet rulers than independent rulers. Missionary schools did not disagree with this idea at the time, because they viewed this system as being “directed toward establishing Christian authority.”
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...ivists like William X. Scheinman” and many others. With their help, it allowed for these students to be able to pursue the education that they desired and needed.
In conclusion, it is clear that the European colonial powers did everything they could in order to prevent the rise of intellectuals and freethinkers. However, it is also clear that as they began to encroach upon the mission schools, they began to lose support from those schools, and caused many Africans to leave those schools. While there were many Africans who became educated in the various schools in Africa, they only became subjects and collaborators to the crown. Many who were able to escape from the colonial stronghold and obtain education in the United States would go on to use their education to later fight back against the colonial powers, and would eventually lead to them pursuing independence.
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