HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 cc1274-5
19. Mr. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to train suitable teaching staff for the three regional colleges which are to be established in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast.

Mr. Dugdale

No special training of teaching staff is proposed at present. Fully qualified lecturers for the reconstituted Fourah Bay College are now being recruited by advertising both in the United Kingdom and in West Africa. It is hoped to start similar recruitment shortly for the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology and for the Gold Coast Regional College.

Mr. Russell

Is the Minister satisfied that by the time these colleges are opened he will have sufficient teaching staff?

Mr. Dugdale

Yes, I hope we shall.