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African Territories (Women Teachers)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many qualified African women teachers are employed in schools of all types in each of the East and Central African territories; and what is the ratio between girl and boy students at the schools in question.

My right hon. Friend is asking the Governor concerned to supply the required information, and will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is available.

When he has these figures, will the Under-Secretary satisfy himself that a proper balance is being maintained in the education of boys and girls in East and Central Africa, and that energetic steps are taken to advance the education of girls in particular?

Could the figures be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT, instead of being given to only one hon. Member? I think this is of interest to most of us.