§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether Article 73 of the proposed Code is intended to be retrospective in its operations; and, if not, whether he will state what will be the position, under that Article, of teachers who, though they may have passed the examinations for their certificates under the conditions of previous Codes, have not received a course of training in a Training College?
§ *THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
The object of the distinction to which my hon. Friend refers is to encourage teachers to go through a course of training in a Training College. Representations have, however, been made to me that the Article, as it stands; will injuriously affect the position of many teachers who have gained valuable experience by actual service, and I am, therefore, inclined to limit its operation to those teachers who pass the certificate examinations after the 1st January, 1891.