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Training Colleges (Students)

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Education approximately how many men and women students there are in emergency training colleges and ordinary training colleges, respectively; how many have been accepted for training this year and for subsequent years; and how long he anticipates the emergency training colleges will continue.

There are now about 6,200 men and 4,450 women in emergency training colleges, about 4,400 men and 12,700 women in two-year and house-craft teacher training colleges, and about 1,400 men and 1,200 women taking postgraduate courses in University training departments. I cannot yet say how many students will be accepted for training this year or in later years, but in the two-year and housecraft colleges the number of places available for women this year will be at least 1,000 more than last year. The last emergency training courses will end some time in 1951, but a number of the colleges will be continued as ordinary training colleges.