HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c220W
89. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what will be the approximate numbers of African pupils taking the matriculation certificate or its equivalent, in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, respectively, in 1955 and 1956.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The matriculation standard for the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland will be passes in a certain number of subjects of the Cambridge School Certificate or the Higher Certificate, taken at the appropriate levels. In 1955, there will be 70 African candidates for the School Certificate from Northern Rhodesia and 38 from Nyasaland. In 1956, the numbers will be 74 and 49, and in addition there will probably be eight candidates for the Higher Certificate from Northern Rhodesia and five from Nyasaland.