§ 8. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations the average weekly wages paid to African and European teachers and other staff, respectively, in the Education Department of Swaziland.
§ Mr. Alport
As the Answer contains a large number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Thomas
Yes, but I am very interested to know whether there is very much disparity. Maybe the hon. Gentleman could tell me that at once?
§ Mr. Alport
The education service in Swaziland, like the Civil Service as a whole, is divided into senior and junior divisions. The senior division in the education service is manned entirely by Europeans, and the junior division by Africans. 1256 The responsibilities and qualifications for the two are not parallel. Therefore, the remuneration is not parallel either.
§ Following is the answer:
|SALARIES OF EMPLOYEES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SWAZILAND|
|Director of Education||1,650 (fixed)|
|Education Officer including School Principal||Male||625–1,515|
|Teacher, Grade I||Male||600–1,020|
|Teacher, Grade II||Male||550–940|
|Teacher, Grade III||Female||400–584|
|Clerk, Higher Grade||375–705|
|Clerk, Grade I||96–480|
|Assistant Education Officer||375–705|
|Supervisor of Schools||96–480|
|Assistant Trade Instructor||96–480|
|Teacher, Grade I||96–480|
|Teacher, Grade II||96–285|
|Teacher, Grade III||96–195|
|Miscellaneous subordinate Staff||96–285|
|(1) None of the above senior service posts is at present held by an African.|
|All the above junior service posts are at present held by Africans.|
|(3) A cost-of-living allowance is payable to all members of the Department except the Housekeepers and Matrons, at the rate of 15½ per cent. of basic salary for male married officers, subject to a maximum of £170 10s. per annum, and 7¾ per cent. for single officers and women, subject to a maximum of £85 5s. per annum.|