was born in Brandon Hill, St. Andrew parish, Jamaica, on 17 April 1905. His father was David Allen. He attended elementary school from 1912 to 1924, suggesting that he stayed on to become a pupil teacher, possibly to take the certificate examinations, the gateway to teacher training. The first major turning point in his life occurred when he entered the prestigious Mico Training College in 1925. This college was founded in 1836 and had continuously been the island s premier teacher training institution Its entrance exam was highly selective fortunately for Allen he entered at a time when a new principal had just controversially raised the standard of work intending to give graduates a pre university experience Mico taught or encouraged students to take subjects beyond the scope of elementary school including those studied in the pursuit of an intermediate degree at the University of London ...
Zimbabwean educator, political activist, member of parliament, cabinet minister, and the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) politburo member, was born Victoria Fikile Mahamba-Sithole on 27 March 1928 in Natal South Africa, to an immigrant family from Manicaland, from then Southern Rhodesia. Young Victoria grew up in South Africa and got her secondary education from Adams College, Amanzimtoti, Natal, one of South Africa’s oldest secondary schools for black education. While at Adams College she met another student who would go on be her husband, an illustrious Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesian) nationalist named Herbert Wiltshire Tapfumanei Chitepo. Victoria Chitepo also earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham, England, and became a teacher and political activist in Natal until about 1955 when she joined her husband in Southern Rhodesia where he had just become the first African barrister From that time on Victoria s life like many wives of ...
pioneer Ethiopian educationist, parliamentarian, and author, was much influenced by an unusual family background. She was the daughter of Kentiba Gebre Egziabher Desta (aka Gebru Desta), a much traveled Protestant convert. Having studied with missionaries at Saint Chrischona in Switzerland, he served in the Ethiopian government and was briefly president of Emperor Haile Selassie’s senate, established in 1930. Her mother, Weyzero Kasaye Yelamtu, an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian, nevertheless brought up her children in that faith. Senedu was, however, enrolled as a child in the Swedish Protestant mission school in Addis Ababa but persuaded the emperor to send her and her sister Yubdar to St. Chrischona, where their father had studied.
Returning to Ethiopia immediately prior to the Italian invasion she began her educational career by teaching at Saint George s School a small primary school situated near the Addis Ababa church of that name At about this time she ...
Congolese (Kinshasa) politician, was born on 14 December 1932 in the city of Kananga, located in the Western Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His father was Alexis Mulumba, and his mother was Agnès Kabena Mwauka. He belonged to the Luba ethnic group, originally from the Kasai region. Luba communities had expanded into many parts of the Congo while it was under Belgian rule, in part because of the early establishment of mission schools in areas occupied by Luba people.
Tshisekedi attended primary school at the Scheut Fathers mission school at Kabuluanda and then went to the Saint Jean-Berchmans Secondary School in Kamponde from 1948 to 1955. Tshisekedi was a witness to the bloody fighting between Lulua and Luba ethnic communities from 1959 to 1962 and the chaotic onset of independence from Belgium in 1960 followed by several civil wars in the early 1960s Shortly ...