HC Deb 07 March 1957 vol 566 c106W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colones what provision is being made by the Government of Kenya for the training of teachers for primary school teaching; and the number of teachers who are now receiving training.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There are now 2,951 African primary school teachers training at 42 centres which have a capacity of 3,175 places. It is planned to add 13 new classes with 325 places every year until 1960, when the total places will be 4,150. This will be done by expanding existing centres and building one new centre.

There are 215 Asians training at three centres with a capacity of 240 places. These places will be increased to 350 by 1960. Two small Arab centres holding 25 trainees in all will also be opened soon.

All European primary school teachers are either recruited or trained in the United Kingdom.

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