African Apprentices (Training)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Rhodesia – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West 12:00 am, 15th November 1960

The provisions of the Apprenticeship Ordinance were extended to include Africans in 1958, and as a result of the Northern Rhodesia Government's expanding secondary and technical education programme increasing numbers of Africans are reaching the educational standards required for apprenticeship. The selection of apprentices is however a matter for employers This year both Rhodesia Railways and the Copper Mining Companies have announced plans for the advancement of Africans, who will henceforth receive the same training, and enjoy equal access to all jobs in those industries with Europeans.