HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 cc1-2
1. Mr. Loveys

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what plans he has for assisting overseas Governments to hold teacher training courses in the summer of 1964.

The Secretary for Technical Co-operation (Mr. Robert Carr)

Teacher vacation courses will again be held in Nigeria, Tanganyika and Nyasaland during the coming summer. Courses are also being arranged for the first time in Kenya and, I hope, also in the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The courses will be staffed by upwards of 70 British tutors recruited mainly from schools and colleges and will be attended by about 1,100 African teachers and assistant education officers.

Mr. Loveys

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, which I am sure will be very well received by the Governments concerned, may I further ask him what subjects are to be included in the courses which he mentioned?

Mr. Carr

The main subject will be the improvement of the teachers' use of English, bin subjects taught in primary schools will also be included, and in Kenya there will be two courses for sixth form teachers and in Nyasaland two courses in the use of visual aids.