Video: Igbo’s Learning English in 1949. Pre-Colonial Nigeria
An interesting and insightful video as to how Igbo’s in Nigeria learn to read and write in pre-colonial times. There was no classrooms, or an organized set up that allowed for proper education in those times, so the best way of learning was through the “communal setup”; a system which allowed for the teacher to pick a large space, probably the village market square or the front court of the King’s palace to teach the people.
In this video, you can see the teacher, dressed in brown khaki, teaching the village people (Igbo’s) here the English language, and you can see how willing and cooperative the people were to learn the language. This shows the level of sophistication and intelligence among the Igbo’s in Eastern Nigeria, right from times past.
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