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Rural Pupil Teachers

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education how many of the 18 men and 173 women who took the examinations for rural pupil teachers held in July, 1929, satisfied the examiners and have been accepted by training colleges?

Four men and 38 women passed the examination for rural pupil teachers in 1929. It is not yet possible to say how many have been accepted by training colleges.

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is intended to throw open the examination for rural pupil teachers to all supplementary or uncertified teachers and to those preparing to become handicraft instructors?

The examination for rural pupil teachers is open to supplementary teachers subject to the conditions laid down in Circular 1394. Uncertified teachers have already passed a corresponding examination, but would be admitted on the same terms as supplementary teachers. Any applications from persons who do not satisfy the usual conditions but are preparing to become handicraft teachers would be considered on their merits.