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African Graduates, British Universities

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are taken to ensure that suitable employment is provided, on their return home, for African students who have graduated from British universities.

Most scholarship holders are designated for specific posts or careers which await them on completion of their studies. There is great scope for trained men and women and all the colonial Governments in Africa have plans for making the fullest use of students who have graduated in British universities. I send full information about the students to their Governments so as to assist them in making these plans.