HC Deb 29 May 1894 vol 24 cc1542-3
MR. J. WILSON (Lanark, Govan)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he has considered that schools whose school year ends on the 31st of October should have their next annual examination in November conducted under the provisions of the New Code, seeing that the work has been carried on two-thirds of the year under the provisions of the Code 1893; and whether he has decided to compel candidate pupil teachers of 15 and 16 years of age to take the papers of the first and second years respectively, instead of allowing them as hitherto to take whatever papers they are best qualified for?


I have already issued instructions to the Inspectors to make every allowance for the fact that the requirements in arithmetic have this year been slightly raised, so that no school will suffer from the work having been carried on for part of the year under the Code for 1893. I have also laid upon the Table of the House a Minute post- poning for the present year the changes in regard to the examination of pupil teachers.