Education is the building block to every successful society. So we decided to follow through on the history of formal education in Nigeria. Sit back relax, grab a cup of your favourite drink as we take you through how education began in Nigeria.
The first primary school in Nigeria is located in the town of Badagry, Lagos Nigeria. Badagry used to be a major commerce and slave hub in the 19th century. majority of the slaves in west Africa went through Badagry Point of No return.
During the colonial rude , which led to the introduction of Christianity in Nigeria which also led to the building of the first storey building in Nigeria where the yoruba bible was translated. Before then, the Colonial government have difficulties communicating with the locals which led to the building of the first primary school in Nigeria which was done through the Christian Missionary Society (CMS) 1843 and it's still standing till date.
Badagry holds a lot of history in Nigeria and this is also one of it.
1. First primary school
2. The Entrance of the chool
3. First school in Nigeria
4. The schools New name
You can still find the relics of the school still standing after over a hundred years.
Its quite sad that we dont take tourism serious in this part of the world. This building could generate millions of naira monthly, It is free to enter its less than 5 minutes drive from the Badagry round about, It is just a stone throw from the Badagry Grammar School
2. Front view
3. Size view
4. More view
The old school is currently not being in used, however this is the new school currently in use
The new classroom sof the school