HE Jesuit Fathers in Southern Rhodesia will open a new ry seconda school next January. It will be for African boys and is being built on the Chishawasha Farm, which belongs to the Society, 13 miles from Salisbury.
Though best known, perhaps, for their work at St. George's College, Salisbury. the Jesuits in
S. Rhodesia have for the most part been engaged in African primary education in mission
schools. They now feel it imperative for them to enter the field of African secondary education.
The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland urgently needs Africans capable of occupying managerial and executive posts. and of entering the professions. In 1960, only nine Africans in S. Rhodesia passed their Higher Certificate. The aim of the new St. Ignatius' College will be to provide for Africans the academic and cultural education provided at present by St. George's in its own sphere. It will be near the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. and to the new medical school. Fr. Desmond Ford. S.J., has been entrusted with the new project. Financial help is urgently needed, and donations B/w be sent to Fr. Joseph Christie, Si., at 114 Mount Street. London, W.I. and marked " St. Ignatius' College, Chishawasha."