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_ ';-/: EXTENDING ITS PRIVILEGES. ; . •"-' .'-' {by telegraph.—special COICBE&I'OJrDXSi.Jr c i . ■-. Wellington, Wednesday. ••:-v'.'As: interesting: statement regarding Uni- "- - versity education was made by' the Prime ;- Minister in the House of Representatives \- '.' this afternoon. In"■■-reply; to a suggestion^ ;'.,.. by Mi-. Hanan (luvercargill) that free •:.:. University .education should ?be granted ■r..--. to all who pass matriculation examina- - -• tion. Sir Joseph i Ward said that the total number of holders of scholarships, bursaries, and * training college studentships,; who received free y University education r .._■' .last year was 557. These scholarships, - bursaries, and studentships are open to : all qualified persons from any section' of the community/ and the question of open- ' ing them .also to those, who obtain higher v. leaving certificates from secondary ~ schools, district. high schools, or technical schools, is now under consideration, but -- '-'until the standard of "the matriculation examination (in regard to which the ? Senate of the University . has lately

adopted new regulations) is. clearly established it will bo premature to consider ■whether the bursaries should, be thrown open to all /who, pass tlw, matriculation examination. Undoubtedly in the past manv who have satisfied the requirements of that examination have not been really fitted to 'lake up a University course.

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UNIVERSITY EDUCATION., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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UNIVERSITY EDUCATION. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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