HC Deb 09 July 1936 vol 314 cc1406-7W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the number of State-aided schools in British Guiana providing primary and/or secondary education; and has he any information that will show the number of scholars that were of East Indian extraction?


The latest information available is for the year 1934. In that year 178 primary schools in British Guiana were in receipt of full grants-in-aid. Of these, 38 received special grants for the teaching of East Indian languages. Of a total of 45,231 scholars, 15,240 were of East Indian extraction. There were also 55 primary schools in remote or sparsely populated areas in receipt of grants-in-aid under the Education Regulations, and of these 11 received grants for the teaching of East Indian languages. 1,242 out of the total of 2,580 scholars were East Indians. Four secondary schools with 257 pupils also received grants-in-aid, but no detailed information is available as to the number of East Indian children in these schools.

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