HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c11W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what opportunities are afforded by the Government of Kenya for African children over 11 years of age to receive further education where there are no school places available.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Some of the African children who unfortunately have to leave school after the primary stage because there are no places available can obtain further education through schemes for training within industry; others can take advantage of adult literacy classes. It is Kenya Government policy to lay special stress in future on the development of African intermediate and secondary education.

I should point out that much of the problem arises from the spectacular achievement of the Kenya Government in improving primary facilities; in a single year, between June, 1957, and June, 1958, the number of Africans at primary schools rose from 440,918 to 530,335.

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