In 1956 F.R.J Davies, the officer in charge of all education in New Zealand’s Pacific Dependences who was on an eight-month education tour of the world, arrived in Accra.
He arrived on a flight called the Dove at the time. He had been engaged by the UNESCO to study the educational principles of the tropical world of which the Gold Coast is a part.
He was also charged with gathering new ideas on community development and practical education. The expert has also visited places like Singapore, Calcutta, Amsterdam and Nigeria.
While in the Gold Coast, Mr. Davies visited Winneba, Kumasi and Tamale to meet education officers.
At the end of the visit he was expected to leave the country by Pan American Airways for the West Indies.
His Majesty the King enjoys a joke with Nana Sir Tsibu Darku IX, OBE, Omanhene of Assin Atandasu, a Member of the Gold Coast Legislative Council, (right) and Usman Nagogo, CBE the Emir of Katsina, a member of the Legislative Council of Nigeria (on right) and others when they were received at the Buckingham Palace during the African Colonial Conference. This is part of a larger group. Another Gold Coast delegate the Honourable C.W. Tachie-Menson, OBE is immediately behind His Majesty and the Emir Of Katsina
Scene In A Native Court 1952
A native court in the Asantehene’s main courtyard in Kumasi in session