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Trainees

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Education the present timetable for the emergency recruit to quality for appointment as qualified teacher to the schools; and what check is placed upon recruits who have gone through the training receiving the full accommodation, maintenance and other subsidies, and who upon completion decline to enter the schools in favour of more remunerative employments.

In the Emergency Framing Scheme the length of the college course is one year. On successful completion of this course the candidate is approved as a qualified teacher, subject to a two-year probation period. My Department received returns from the colleges showing the employment taken up by their students, and so far, has seen no sign of teachers trained under the scheme failing to carry out their undertaking to follow the teaching profession