HC Deb 09 November 1945 vol 415 cc1712-3W
Mr. Renton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what facilities exist for the education of British children in territories under British mandate, with particular reference to such educational facilities in Palestine and Tanganyika.

Mr. George Hall

There are no public elementary schools in Palestine in which the medium of instruction throughout is English, but there are private or mission schools in the larger towns which are conducted for the special benefit of British children with assistance in some cases from the British Council. In Tanganyika, facilities for the primary education of European, including British, children exist in the European school at Mbeya, the Junior European School in Dar-es-Salaam (both Government schools), and the European school at Arusha, which is under the charge of the Church Missionary Society, acting as agents for the Government. A correspondence course is also conducted from Dar-es-Salaam. In addition, there is a private school (Government-assisted) at Lushoto, and two private kindergartens in Dar-es-Salaam. To obtain secondary education, however, it is necessary for European children in Tanganyika to go outside the Territory. A Government bursary scheme exists enabling European children to be sent to secondary schools in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia. There is no special provision for the education of British children in the other territories under British mandate which come within the sphere of the Colonial Office.

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