The organization Voluntary Service overseas sends children from Britain to developing countries to assist in educational programs. It was this that prompted Professor Birley to visit Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika to discuss educational problems with schools, teachers and administrators. The overriding problem for education in East Africa is a financial and economic one as the income for these countries are generally not sufficient to build a system. However the shortage of quality teachers also contributes to the lack of proper education. This then creates a shortage of skilled labour. The policy makers therefore has a huge task in hand to build a satisfactory educational structure.