THE Secretary of State for the Colonies has decided, after consideration of the report of the West Indies Committee of the Commission on Higher Education in the Colonies, to adopt the Committee's recommendation that a West Indian University College skould be established in Jamaica. In the first instance the College will be given the status of a university college and will prepare its students for the degrees of the University of London. It is hoped that this formative period will not be prolonged beyond the minimum time necessary to establish the reputation of the College as a centre of teaching and research. He has further decided, in agreement with the University of London, which sent two delegations to the West Indies to investigate the problem on the spot, that the temporary medical school which the Committee recommended in anticipation of a permanent Medical Faculty of the College, should also be established in Jamaica as an integral part of the College. The further measures required to establish the College and temporary medical school are already under discussion between the Colonial Office and the academic bodies and Colonial Governments concerned.