HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 cc149-50W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what arrangements have been made with the Government of Nigeria to continue the educational co-operation and the financial assistance provided in the past through the machinery of the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas.

Mr. Braine

The costs of the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas in respect of its services to University College, Ibadan and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the cost of professorial visits there by members of London University which are arranged by the Inter-University Council, were previously financed out of Colonial Development and Welfare Funds. In response to a request from the Federal Government of Nigeria, the British Government have agreed to meet these costs under technical assistance arrangements from the date of independence.

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