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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Training for trades in West Africa
Author:Reading, J.H.
Geographic term:British Cameroons
Subject:technical education
Abstract:For various reasons industry in Nigeria as a whole could not provide its own apprenticeship training scheme. Trade Centres were therefore built from funds provided by the British Govt. in the Federation of Nigeria and S. Cameroons, to provide for industry and Govt. departments the skilled tradesmen, necessary in any rapidly developing country. Courses are provided in most of the building and engineering trades; instruction is given by skilled European tradesmen. Instruction is largely practical, with some theory. Length of the course between 2.5 and 5 years, the courses are completely residential. The article gives a picture of the Trade Centre at Ombe in the S. Cameroons.