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African Territories (Women Teachers)

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 13 September 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.

pursuant to Mr. COOK'S reply of 28th June, 1950 [OFFICIAL REPORT, Vol. 476; c. 2272], gave the following information:The numbers of qualified African women teachers employed in schools of all types are: Kenya, 407; Northern Rhodesia, 225; Nyasaland, 212; Tanganyika, 581; Uganda, 1,026; Zanzibar, 46.The ratio of boy to girl students in schools of all types is:

Northern Rhodesia1.31
These ratios are for African students only, except in the case of Zanzibar for which no separate figures for African and Arab students are available.