HC Deb 12 March 1908 vol 185 c1713

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say how many students entered for examination in the Royal University in 1907, and how many passed; and if the teachers in the Jesuit College, Stephen's Green, have, as fellows of the Royal University, the privilege of both preparing and examining their own students for passes and degrees.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I am informed that the number of students who entered for the examinations of the Royal University in 1907 was 4,115, and the number that passed was 2,412. The students are examined by the respective boards of examiners in the different subjects. Several of the Professors at University College, Stephen's Green, are amongst the examiners, as are also several of the professors in each of the Queen's Colleges and in Magee College. No examiner has the privilege of examining particular students. The examiners of each division of every subject examine all the candidates in that division, and at honour examinations the marks to be given must be agreed upon by at least two examiners.