The first formal school to exist in what is now modern-day Nigeria dates back to the early 16th century. It was established by Portuguese missionaries, who arrived on the shores of Nigeria in the late 15th century. This school was primarily focused on religious education and served as a means to spread Christianity.
However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that formal Western-style education gained more significant traction in Nigeria. British colonial rule played a pivotal role in the expansion of education. In 1843, the British established the CMS Grammar School in Lagos, which is often regarded as the first modern school in Nigeria. This marked the beginning of a more structured education system.
Over the years, Nigeria’s education system has evolved, with the establishment of more schools, colleges, and universities. The country gained independence in 1960, leading to a greater emphasis on developing its own educational institutions and curriculum...See More