The current chapter examined Gbagyi Beyekpe (education) and imperialism in Minna from 1928 to 1960. The Gbagyi in Minna first came into contact with imperialism in the early twentieth century. As a result of the Gbagyi’s interaction with imperial power, a new system of knowledge replaced the Gbagyi’s Beyekpe (education), which was a process of educating children and every individual for happy and productive living, as well as creating the Gbagyi individual who will be honest, responsible, and loyal. skilled, cooperative, and obedient to the day’s social order This new order, which was explicitly intended to restructure the social pattern of the Gbagyi and his society, began in 1928 and had replaced the Gbagyi Beyekpe by 1960. (education). According to the study, this development ushered in the dependency syndrome that defined Gbagyi modernity and continues to impede Gbagyi and his Minna society’s evolution. The paper demonstrated the impact of this alien knowledge system on the Gbagyi in Minna and argued for a redefinition of the Gbagyi knowledge system that differs from the western educational tradition, which emphasizes superiority as a measure of educational attainment.

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Idris, Abubakar Zakari
Department of History, Bayero University Kano, Kano State, Nigeria.

Umar, Alhaji Bako
Department of History, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

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