oa Alternation - Let down your bucket where you? a critique of the curriculum at the University College of Fort Hare in its pioneer years

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The originator of the scheme for an African university college, E.B. Sargant, educational adviser to Lord Milner, envisaged the South African Native College, as the University of Fort Hare was originally called, above all else as a central training school for African teachers (Houghton 3 January 1904). He was intent on Fort Hare providing a rather narrowly utilitarian education which would include industrial training as a compulsory component. His overall aim was to create a moderate African elite who would act as the junior partners of colonialism and who would largely fill subordinate positions in a class and race stratified society.

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