asked the Minister for Education if he will state (a) the number of lay persons—men and women, respectively—at present serving as untrained assistant teachers in national schools; and (b) the number of members of Religious Orders at present serving as untrained teachers in the following classes of schools, viz., Monastery Capitation National Schools, Monastery Classification National Schools, Convent Capitation National Schools, and Convent Classification National Schools.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Teachers in National Schools.
This answer contains a number of figures and with the permission of the Chair I shall have it circulated with the Official Report.
The figures are as follows:—
(a) Untrained lay men assistant teachers—27. Untrained lay women assistant teachers—608. (b) Untrained members of Religious Orders in Monastery Capitation National Schools—259 (but 91 of these have already completed one year's training and are temporarily recognised pending the completion of the second year). Untrained members of Religious Orders in Monastery Classification National Schools—21. Untrained members of Religious Orders in Convent Capitation National Schools—1,469. Untrained members of Religious Orders in Convent Classification National Schools—32.