Africa | A 19th-century Scottish missionary helped to transform southeast Nigeria, and local groups are still emulating her efforts a century later
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/28/19, 04:30 pm
On a Tuesday morning, a loud bell echoed across Mary Slessor Academy in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River state in southern Nigeria. Students wearing navy blue and green uniforms scurried to line up for morning devotions and announcements.
On the fenced property sat different classroom blocks for nursery to high-school students. In front of the high-school block, students sang praise songs and hymns. One teacher led a Scripture reading and shared words of encouragement.