HC Deb 15 March 1932 vol 263 c184
62 and 63. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether he will give a list of those colonies or mandated territories in which English is the medium of instruction in schools other than elementary;

(2) whether there are any and, if so, what colonies in which instruction in elementary schools supported by public funds and under public control is given in English?


English is used as a medium of instruction in the schools above the elementary grade in all the Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories, with the exception of Cyprus and Palestine. In few instances, however, is English the sole medium of instruction. English is taught in the majority of the primary schools in all the Colonies, except Somaliland and Cyprus, though the stage at which the teaching of English is started varies considerably according to the circumstances obtaining in the different Colones.


When will Cyprus and Palestine he brought up to date?