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SAL­IS­BURY, 14 Jan­uary 1969. — The fi­nanc­ing of African pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion in 1970 will be dis­cussed at a meet­ing of the Ad­vi­sory Board for African Ed­u­ca­tion in Sal­is­bury on Thurs­day, a spokesman for the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion said yes­ter­day.

The spokesman said that the Sec­re­tary for African Ed­u­ca­tion, Mr M. G. Mills, would at­tend. The fi­nan­cial mea­sures which were de­bated at an Ad­vi­sory Board stand­ing com­mit­tee meet­ing on Novem­ber 14 last year will be dis­cussed.

Gov­ern­ment pro­pos­als dis­closed last week will mean that the par­ents of African pri­mary school pupils will have to pay more for their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion in 1970.

The pro­pos­als are ei­ther to cut the grant to mis­sion schools for the pay­ment of their teacher’s salaries and to in­crease Gov­ern­ment school fees cor­re­spond­ingly, or to in­tro­duce a reg­is­tra­tion fee for ev­ery pupil.

A re­port from Bu­l­awayo about the pro­pos­als said that the heads of all churches would meet in Sal­is­bury on Thurs­day to frame a re­ply to the Gov­ern­ment’s plans.

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