HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 c1436
29. Mr. G. Cooper

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reports he has received from the Nigerian Government on the results of the new experimental courses in education for citizenship conducted at Man O' War Bay; and whether plans are being considered for the development of this training in the Cameroons or its extension elsewhere in West Africa.

Mr. J. Griffiths

None, Sir. Only two courses have so far been held and it is too early yet to judge the success of this interesting experiment. I am not aware of any plans for the development of this particular form of training in the Cameroons, or for its extension elsewhere in West Africa.

Mr. Cooper

Does not my right hon. Friend agree that the results achieved so far at Man O' War Bay are sufficiently encouraging to justify this scheme being continued and developed with a view to extending it to other parts of West Africa?

Mr. Griffiths

It is certainly a very interesting experiment, but I should have thought it was too early yet to pass a final judgment upon it.

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