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ERIC Number: EJ1128137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
The Contribution of the Holy Ghost Congregation to the Educational Development of Nigeria: Historical and Contemporary Reflections
Amadi, Anthony
International Studies in Catholic Education, v8 n1 p90-101 2016
This article is a historical narrative about the contribution the Holy Ghost Congregation made in the educational development of Nigeria. It is narrative because it highlights the events and the work of the early Spiritan missionaries that brought education and its benefits to Nigerians. It is pedagogic because it describes the methods these Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers employed to create an awareness of the importance of education to the people of Nigeria. When the local people became aware of the importance of Western education brought by the early Spiritan missionaries, they became partners with the missionaries in this social and community development. Education, therefore, became an instrument of evangelisation as well as a ladder to social status. The Nigerian Spiritans have always remained grateful to their founders and to their missionary predecessors. To make this gratitude concrete and visible, the Nigerian Spiritans have embraced this educational programme with new determination and zeal. The social, educational and spiritual benefits and results of this endeavour are evident in the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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