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The African experience with higher education

3 wonderful educators have written the 1st accomplished overview of universities and better schooling in sub-Sahara Africa.

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There were, thus, two major factors in the expansion of learning and scholarship within Islam. The first was the need of rulers to use scholars in their administration, especially in building up Islamic arts and culture in urban centres. The rulers employed learned men as diplomats, imams of mosques, judges, jurists, advisers on governance, law and taxation. The more prosperous the regime became, the more the rulers built not only palaces but also mosques and madrasas, and the more they attracted scholars Page 9 from far and near.

There were teachers who made their living from teaching children rudiments of Arabic and the Koran usually in the open verandahs of their own homes. They received alms and gifts from the children's parents, while the children also helped with various occupations on the side, such as farming, leather work and various crafts, including even buying and selling. The informality of the system ensured that the children were brought up within particular cultures. The local particularities, however, diminished the higher the student climbed towards the sophistication of universal Islamic culture.

The student attached himself to a particular scholar of repute, and not only attended the lectures and tutorials of the master, but also acted as his assistant and secretary, and was present at his audiences at all times. (Saad, 1983, chapter 3). The courses of instruction covered the usual ones of theology, exegesis, traditions, Malikite jurisprudence, as well as grammar, rhetoric, logic, astrology, astronomy, history and geography. Science and mathematics was very little developed. Malikite jurisprudence was a particular speciality.

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