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Education Service, Swaziland

Oral Answers to Questions — Commonwealth Relations – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1957.

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Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West 12:00 am, 28th November 1957

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations the average weekly wages paid to African and European teachers and other staff, respectively, in the Education Department of Swaziland.

Photo of Mr Cuthbert Alport Mr Cuthbert Alport , Colchester

As the Answer contains a large number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West

Yes, but I am very interested to know whether there is very much disparity. Maybe the hon. Gentleman could tell me that at once?

Photo of Mr Cuthbert Alport Mr Cuthbert Alport , Colchester

The education service in Swaziland, like the Civil Service as a whole, is divided into senior and junior divisions. The senior division in the education service is manned entirely by Europeans, and the junior division by Africans. The responsibilities and qualifications for the two are not parallel. Therefore, the remuneration is not parallel either.

Following is the answer:

PostBasic Salary
Director of Education1,650 (fixed)
Education Officer including School PrincipalMale625–1,515
Vice Principal625–1,290
Teacher, Grade IMale600–1,020
Teacher, Grade IIMale550–940
Teacher, Grade IIIFemale400–584
Assistant Matron300–420
Trade Instructor625–940
Male Clerk475–940
Lady Clerk340–556
Clerk, Higher Grade375–705
Clerk, Grade I96–480
Assistant Education Officer375–705
Supervisor of Schools96–480
Assistant Trade Instructor96–480
Teacher, Grade I96–480
Teacher, Grade II96–285
Teacher, Grade III96–195
Miscellaneous subordinate Staff96–285
Office Messenger78–120
(1) None of the above senior service posts is at present held by an African.
All the above junior service posts are at present held by Africans.
(3) A cost-of-living allowance is payable to all members of the Department except the Housekeepers and Matrons, at the rate of 15½ per cent. of basic salary for male married officers, subject to a maximum of £170 10s. per annum, and 7¾ per cent. for single officers and women, subject to a maximum of £85 5s. per annum.