16 JUNE 1961, Page 15

SIR,—In the small overseas territory where I was until recently

Director of Education the salaries offered to graduate teachers are, at present, a little less than that received by Mr. Brand's Kenya friend. Educational development programmes which we have been undertaking are being seriously hampered by our inability to secure the teachers and instructors needed from Britain, in spite of the constant advert-

ising of vacant posts. If things here are as terrible as Mr. Brand suggests, why are we not being in- undated with applications for posts which, one would have thought, teachers endowed with Mr. Brand's missionary spirit would have been eager to fill?

Perhaps one of the reasons is that teachers think- ing of going overseas know that they will, unlike Mr. Brand, be cut off from books. Overseas they cannot come to an arrangement with their university to use its library in the holidays; nor can they for the cost of a night out in London join perhaps the best subscription library in the world; nor can they any afternoon after school make a wide and cheap selection from vast arrays of excellent paperbacks or from well-stocked second-hand bookshelves.—Yours faithfully,


Druces Hill House, Bradford-on-A von, Wilts