HC Deb 19 June 1956 vol 554 cc91-2W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the secondary schools for girls at Macharre, Moshi District, and Mbeya, respectively, were turned into intermediate schools; and whether Tabura is now the only girls secondary school for approximately eight million Africans of Tanganyika.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The institutions for girls at Machame, Moshi and Mbeya have never been more than middle or intermediate schools combined with women's teacher training centres. The two existing secondary schools for girls in the territory have so far been able to absorb all those girls considered to have reached the educational standard, to be of the right age to benefit from secondary education, and allowed by their parents to attend. In neither the original nor the revised ten-year plan for African education was it proposed to establish more than two secondary schools for girls by 1956. Proposals for the next five years are now being considered.

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