50 years ago
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.