HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1033W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the acting teachers' examination for teachers unable to afford attendance at training colleges is to be abolished, and, if so, why; and will he state the course that should he pursued by teachers who cannot afford the training colleges and who, being ineligible for the acting teachers' examination to be held this year, are at present in much anxiety as to how they are to continue their studies?


asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction respecting the acting-teachers' examination; and, if so, does he propose to remedy such grievances of the teachers?


As has already been announced in this House, the Board intend to hold the acting teachers' certificate examination in November, 1924. The question whether it shall be held again after that date is at present receiving my consideration. But I prefer to await the report of the Departmental Committee on the Training of Teachers, which I hope to receive at an early date, before giving a decision.