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The Hon. J. A. Hanaa, Minister of Education, stated to-day that an appointment will shortly be inadc of an inspector of . chiia welfare, .'.. whose activities in connection with the primary schools will constitute .another interestinc development 61 -the educational srvstenw , ' - ■■ ■ . . : : • • :: : .. V ■

Between 30 and 40 applications...havo hfeen received for the two'positions'of women inspectors to be filled by the Public .Service Commissioner. Th<» duties of these im-peetors will be tosupervise the training' of ■ elder, .crirla in such sipecial subjects a« domestic science, hygiene, physiology, first aid, and dressmaking.

Ah an indication of the efforts of teachers to make themselves' more efficient in their work, it is pleasing to hfiar from,, tho'i Minister of /Education that the. number, of students in the jDomintoii's training colleges constitutes R.i record. .The staffs "at these colleges haVe been jncrea-fsed, the facilities extended , a lid special opporttJnities ofiere<l to returned -soldiers who wish to train themselves for the profession, particularly those' pupil teachera and probationers who interrupted their training to joiTi, the ExDeditionary; Force. ■increased demand for-training is ..not. so niur,l\ an indication of a '(xjtt'er supply of teachers, but of ft. recognition by more prospective teachers t'bat train ing college preparation is valuable.

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EDUCATION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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EDUCATION Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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