HC Deb 18 March 1919 vol 113 cc1893-4
29. Mr. CAIRNS

asked the Secretary of State for War if it is the intention of the Government to aid the young men of the Army of Occupation to complete their education or training who have been apprenticed as clerks, teachers, dentists, etc., to pass their final examinations?


Under the Army education scheme arrangements have been in existence in the Armies both at home and abroad for months past, whereby clerks, teachers, and others are assisted in carrying on their educational training. The Army education scheme will be continued, and, as far as possible, extended in the Army of Occupation. A special Army Education Certificate has been instituted for successful students, and this has been accepted by the Board of Education for admission to their training colleges, by the universities as exemption from matriculation or other entrance examinations, and by the Board of Education, the universities, and a large number of professional and learned bodies, including the examining board of the Royal College of Physicians, and the Royal College of Surgeons, for both medical and dental students, and the London Association of Accountants and the Institute of Actuaries.