Papers of Francis Dennis Hibbert relating to Nigeria and Nigerian schools

Scope and Content

Articles and lectures on schools in Nigeria, and on Nigeria in general, as a former Education Officer. Typescript.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Dennis Hibbert (1906-1975) was educated at Denstone College; Bloxham School; and St John's College, Cambridge.

In 1929 he joined the Education Department in Nigeria as Superintendent of Education. During the Second World War he served with the Nigeria Regiment (1940-1945); he rejoined the Education Department in Nigeria in 1946.

During the 1950s, Hibbert worked in the Northern Region of Nigeria where he held the posts of Chief Education Officer (1951), Deputy Director of Education (1952) and Chairman of the Northern Nigerian Public Service Commission (November 1954-October 1958). In 1962 he was appointed as Minister of Overseas Development (1962-1969).

Hibbert was awarded the Efficiency Decoration in 1946 and the CMG in 1958.

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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. 1343 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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