WESTERN EDUCATION IN ISUIKWUATO, ABIA STATE, 1914 TO 2009
Isuikwuato has continued to turn out many educated men and women, but no serious effort has been made to write the history of the establishment of Western education in Isuikwuato. Much of the documented data on Western education in the area of study covered the period from 1914 to the early 1950s. This has created a serious vacuum for researchers wishing to update their knowledge of this sector of the society. It is the quest to fill this vacuum that prompted this research project. Based on the fore-going, a qualitative research method was used to unearth the history and growth of western education in Isuikwuato. The study made use of primary and secondary sources of history. The primary materials came from personal interviews conducted by the researcher, archival documents and sources left by different missions agencies that operated in the area of study between 1914 and 1960, while the secondary materials were textbooks, and journal articles.