Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Entrants to Training Colleges.

asked the Minister for Education if he will state (a) the number of students admitted to training colleges for men and women respectively for the years 1931, 1932 and 1933; (b) the number of such students who in each of the years mentioned were ex-pupils of the preparatory colleges (men and women separately); (c) the number of students, if any, from the preparatory colleges who completed their training course in either of the years mentioned and who failed to obtain the Bilingual Certificate at their final examination.

The number of students (men and women) admitted to the training colleges in the years 1931, 1932 and 1933 and the number of such students who were ex-pupils of preparatory colleges are as follows:—

MEN

Total No.

No. of ex Preparatory College Students

1931

200

51

1932

176

62

1933

155

37

WOMEN

Total No.

No. of ex Preparatory College Students

1931

218

106

1932

199

80

1933

201

75

There were no ex-preparatory college students amongst those who completed their training course in 1931.

The number of ex-preparatory college students who completed their courses of training in 1932 and 1933 and the number of those who failed to obtain the Bilingual Certificate are as follows:—

No. who completed Course

MEN

WOMEN

1932

59

44

1933

43

97

No. who failed to obtain Bilingual Certificate

MEN

WOMEN

1932

25

20

1933

20

54