HC Deb 15 November 1956 vol 560 c27W
1. Mrs. Butler

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what plans are being made for the extension of secondary and higher education in the High Commission Territories and for the establishment of a common university.

Lord John Hope

The Basutoland Government are planning to spend £29,000 from the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund on the building and equipment of six more junior secondary schools. In the Bechuanaland Protectorate £45,000 is being spent on improving the junior secondary schools. In Swaziland £12,000 has been allocated from the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund for the provision of further classrooms and laboratories for existing junior secondary schools and high schools.

The Pope Pius XII Catholic College has been established at Roma in Basutoland and accepts students from all three territories, who can there take courses enabling them to qualify for degrees awarded by the University of South Africa, Pretoria.