§ Mr. Malcolm MacPherson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many pupils at the Fort Jameson School in Northern Rhodesia have been expelled; for what reasons they were expelled; what is the range of their ages: and what arrangements will be made for their future education.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
217 pupils between the ages of 15 and 22 years, were expelled from the Fort Jameson Secondary and Trades School because of their refusal to obey the school authorities. The immediate occasion for their indiscipline was a proposed visit by a party of members of the Monckton Commission. This visit was cancelled but the pupils continued to display gross insubordination and refused to submit to the authority of the principal and his staff despite repeated warnings and appeals. The question of re-opening the school is being considered by the Provincial education authority.