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Author Name:    SAUNDERS, J.T.

Title:   University College, Ibadan. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , 1960, 

Seller ID:   2713

SAUNDERS, J.T. University College, Ibadan by J.T. Saunders, C.M.G., M.A., Hon. D.C.L., Principal U.C.I. 1953-6. Cambridge at the University Press, 1960. First Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-223,(1). + colour frontispiece + 6 leavesb&w plates. Index. 8vo. teal cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Dr John Saun ders will be well known to very many people in Western Nigeria, for he was the second Principal of University College, Ibadan, from 1953 to 1956. In this illustrated book Dr Saunders tells the story of the founding of the College. He begins by describing in outline the system of education in Nigeriafrom the time of the first missionaries to the beginning of the Second Wor ld War. Then, after an account of the work of the Elliot and Asquith Commissions in 1945 and their proposals for advancing the educational system to auniversity level, the author describes in detail how the College was const ituted and brought into existence by the frst Principal, Dr K. Mellanby. The history of the College from its opening in 1948 to the Present day is fully told and the book ends with a chapter containing the author's views on the future of university education in Nigeria and how this mignt be developed. An appendix contains the names of the students who have been admitted tothe College, and also the names of graduates and of the College Council. F inally the appendix contains the Ordinance for the Constitution of the College." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction : Educational Development in Nigeria up to 1939. 1. The Elliot and Asquith Commissions. 2. The Proposed Regional Colleges. 3. The Establishment of the College. 4. Foundation Day. 5. The Design and Architecture of the New Site. 6. The Library. 7. The Faculties. 8. The Hospital. 9. College Administration and the Staff. 10. The Students and the Hall System. 11. The Royal Visit. 12. Extra-mural and other Courses. 13. Examinations. 14. The Future of Higher Education in Nigeria. Appendices : 1. The College Ordinance. 2. The Council of the College. 3. Admissions. 4. The Students' Origins. 5. Register of Undergraduates. 6. List ofHonorary Associates and Graduates. 7. Scholarships, Prizes and other Award s. Very good in rubbed dustjacket. 40.00


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