BULAWAYO, Saturday, October 29, 1966 — Bulawayo City Electrical Engineer, reporting on the Council’s pupil engineer scheme has said that the shortage now, and possibly more serious later, of technically trained engineers could place the country in considerable difficulty.
The report said that the Institute of Electrical Engineers in London did not accept the Bulawayo Technical College as a suitable institution for Part III of the institute’s examination.
But the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London, did accept Bulawayo Technical College for training pupils.
In the Council’s scheme of five pupil engineers – two mechanical and three electrical – in 1963, only one in each category remained. The pupil electrical engineer planned to resign in 1967.
The conditions of service did not bind the pupils to serve the council after obtaining graduate membership of the various institutions.