HC Deb 22 July 1929 vol 230 cc944-6W
Major POLE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of aided schools in Fiji providing primary and higher education for Indian children in the Colony, and the number of Indian male and female scholars attending these schools?


In addition to the Government school for Indians, there were at the end of 1928, 31 assisted primary schools for Indians (I regret that a higher number was erroneously given on 11th July in reply to a question by my hon. Friend). There was at the end of 1928 no assisted school for the higher education of Indians. The number of Indian pupils attending the Government and assisted schools at the end of 1928 was 2,530. Figures are not yet available in the Colonial Office as to the numbers of each sex, but in 1927 about one-seventh of the Indian pupils were girls.