HC Deb 04 March 1953 vol 512 c364
38. Miss Lee

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will now state how many children of the Kikuyu tribe have been deprived of schooling, owing to the closing of independent schools.

49. Mrs. White

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many children are still without facilities for education as a result of the closing of the independent schools in Kenya.

Mr. Lyttelton

About 13,000. Arrangements have been made by which all these children will be in State-aided or State-controlled schools within the next four months.

Mrs. White

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether any special arrangements are being made to supply additional teachers, or whether special training arrangements are being made for teachers to man these schools?

Mr. Lyttelton

Yes. When I was in Kenya measures were being taken to increase the number of teachers for State-aided schools. The standard of education in the independent schools was very low indeed.