HC Deb 29 June 1961 vol 643 cc53-4W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will provide facilities for African pupils in Swaziland to sit for the London Matriculation examination.

Mr. Braine

Facilities are provided for African and other pupils in Swaziland to take the London Overseas General Certificate of Education—which has superseded the London Matriculation examination—as private pupils.

Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to what extent African children in the High Commission Territories at present study for examinations set by the educational authorities of the Republic of South Africa; and what changes are now proposed.

Mr. Braine

In Basutoland no schools enter candidates for examinations set by educational authorities in the Republic of South Africa.

In the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland secondary schools prepare their pupils for examinations set by the Joint Matriculation Board of the University of South Africa, but the educational authorities in both Territories are considering proposals to change over to the Joint Cambridge General Certificate of Education examinations.

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