Papers of John O. Sykes

Scope and Content

Reports, memoranda, etc. on education in Uganda, as Vice-Principal of Makerere College and Deputy Director of Education in Uganda.

Administrative / Biographical History

John O. Sykes, OBE, was born in 1892. In 1925 he became Master of Method and Vice-Principal of Makerere College, Uganda. At regular periods he was acting Principal of the College and, for a short time during 1936, he was also acting Deputy Director of Education. In April 1939 Sykes was appointed Deputy Director of Education and took up his post in August. In the same year he became Chairman of Kampala Township Authority and also Censor for the Colony. For nearly 4 years from 1941, Sykes was acting Director of Education; he returned to the post of Deputy Director in 1945 and retired in 1947.

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Listed as no. 674 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

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