HC Deb 09 July 1903 vol 125 cc146-7
MR. O'MARA (Kilkenny, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Board found, in 1902, that they had demanded too high a percentage of marks as a condition of passing in each subject; that after the results of the examinations of that year had been communicated to the schools they found it necessary to issue a revised and extended list of passes based on a lower standard; that they have decided to lower the standard for 1904 and succeeding years; and that this year they have announced the same standard which proved excessive last year; will he represent to the Board the desirability of reducing the standard this year, and allowing pupils to pass who reach the standard which the Board has now definitely adopted for 1904.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The matter referred to in this Question will be considered by the Intermediate Education Board when it has before it the Returns to be made by the examiners of the examinations recently concluded. The Returns will be submitted to the Board on or about 1st September.