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West Africa (Education)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 24 March 1943

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The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. SORENSEN:

24. To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information respecting Churt High School and further information respecting Fornah Bay and Yata colleges?

May I explain with apologies that, owing no doubt to my very bad writing, the word "Churt" in this Question should be "Christ," "Fornah" should be "Fourah," and "Yata" should be "Yaba"?

In the circumstances my hon. Friend will not be surprised that I am not clear to what institution he is referring in the first part of the Question; Fourah Bay College is still housed in the alternative accommodation which has been provided, but I am glad to say that the application for financial assistance to which my hon. Friend referred in his Question on 27th January, has now been approved. The return of the Yaba Higher College to its own buildings is at present under consideration, but I regret I am not at present in a position to make any statement on the matter.

While expressing my appreciation of the announcement about these two colleges, may I take it that the right hon. and gallant Gentleman will look into the other matter now that he knows the right description?