HC Deb 20 June 1956 vol 554 c1417
40. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent segregation of students is practised at the Royal Technical College of East Africa, either in respect of tuition or of living and recreational facilities.

Mr. Hare

All students, irrespective of race, receive tuition and enjoy recreational facilities together. Students of all races live together in the men's hall of residence. There is at present one women's hostel which is open to women of all races. There is now under construction a second women's hostel which was planned some years ago before the incorporation of the Royal Technical College.

This hostel was intended for European women only, as it formed part of a comprehensive scheme initiated by the Government of Kenya for the training of women, the African and Asian portions of which had already been completed. The authorities concerned are considering whether it is now appropriate that that intention should be carried out.

Mr. Thomson

In view of the position in relation to racial segregation in the Colonies of East Africa, why on earth cannot the same kind of thing be done in the new university in Central Africa?

Mr. Hare

That is not a question which the hon. Gentleman can put to me.