HC Deb 10 April 1946 vol 421 c319W
93. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans exist for the extension of education facilities for African girls in Kenya.

Mr. George Hall:

The provision of extended educational facilities for African women and girls forms part of a seven year plan for female education in Kenya for which a grant has been made under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act. A sum of £39,000 has been included for the building of three provincial centres for the training of African women teachers. Two of the principals for the centres have already been appointed. Three specialists have also been appointed under the plan to supervise training in domestic science, physical culture and Froebel junior work. They will be employed on part time teaching duties in the African training centres. It is also intended to establish a secondary school for African girls. I may add that a conference will be held shortly to review the whole field of African women's education in Kenya.