William Ponty School Collection of Papers

Documentary heritage submitted by Senegal and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

To provide French West Africa with school teachers, a Teacher Trainee College was created in Saint Louis by order of 24 November 1903. The school, attached to the General Government, was called William Ponty School. In 1933, the school became a real African education centre with the development of Papers of William Ponty School, which are manuscripts written by third-year students during their summer holidays. These studies deal with 28 topics related to socio-cultural aspects of Black Africa and have a universal scope because of the diversity of the regions and ethnic groups studied and their scientific and historical value.

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription: 2015
  • Country: Senegal
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