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Uganda (Makerere College)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies his future plans regarding the activities of an Extra Mural Department of the University College of East Africa in Makerere.

The particular importance of extra-mural work in East Africa has been fully recognised. In 1952 Her Majesty's Government made a special grant from Colonial Development and Welfare funds to assist the University College authorities to appoint a Director of Extra-Mural Studies for an experimental period of three to four years. At the same time the Uganda Government voted £10,000 for the appointment, under the Director, of a Resident Tutor for Uganda for a similar period.Makerere College is, in common with other colonial university institutions, an autonomous body and plans for future activities of its Extra-Mural Department are a matter for the College Council. But I understand that by August eight extra-mural centres will have been established and two new ones will be developed; also that two residential courses have been held at the College. I am informed that plans for further expansion are being prepared for submission to the College Council.