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Education: National Curricula: Sudan
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The post-colonial challenge in Sudan, as in many African nations, has been to create a unified educational system, a standardized national curriculum, and equal access for all citizens. Reforms in the early 1990s established a national Islamic curriculum with Arabic as the language of instruction. The reforms did not significantly alter the original colonial educational aim of providing civil servants to fill administrative roles. Consequently…

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Duany, Julia Aker, “Education: National Curricula: Sudan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0252e>
First published online: 2009



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