31. Mr. J. Wells
asked the Minister of Education how many teachers' training colleges do not require mathematics at O level as an entry qualification.
§ The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)
A General Certificate of Education pass in mathematics is not normally required for entry to training, but four-fifths of the men and over half the women admitted to three-year courses possessed one in 1960.
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that sufficient emphasis is placed on mathematics as a basis for modern education?
§ Sir D. Eccles
We are short of mathematics teachers, but I assure my hon. Friend that the training colleges are now doing some excellent work to increase the numbers.