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34. The number of paid monitors on the 31st December, 1905 Monitors was 704 boys and 2,477 girls. Total, 3,181.

The following table gives the number of monitors classified according to their year of service:

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35. The annual general examinations of teachers and Annual monitors were held partly in April (Easter) and partly in ExaminaJuly, 1905.

tions.

Pupil teachers in their first year of service, monitors of fifth year, candidates for admission to the Training colleges, candidates for appointment as pupil teachers in the Model schools, and some few provisionally recognised teachers seeking Third Grade certificates, were examined at Easter.

King's scholars in training, and 256 other teachers seeking Certificates of competency to teach Irish, were examined in the month of July.

There were in all 3,616 persons examined in the various courses, viz. :-2,259 at Easter, and 1,357 in July.

The following is a summary of the persons examined :--
Candidate Pupil Teachers,

482 Third-year Monitors in Co. Kerry,

16 Fifth-year Monitors, first-year Pupil Teachers, Provisionally recognised Teachers, and Candidates for Training,

1,761 Two-year King's Scholars at the end of their first year of Training, 547 One-year and two-year King's Scholars at the end of their course of Training,

554

Other Teachers examined for Certificates of competency to teach

Irish,

256

Total,

3,616 D

The questions set at the 190 5 examinations, and a summary of the answering, will be found in the Appendix to this Report, Section III.

Teachers' Pensions and Gratuities,

Pensions, &c., to Teachers.

36. The following table shows the number of National teachers

who in each of a series of years since the commencement of the Pensions Act (1st January, 1880) were in receipt of pensions from the Fund; also the number of those to whom, on retirement, Gratuities under the Act were awarded, with the total amounts each year. The figures set forth in the table have been furnished by the Teachers' Pension Office.

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37. The number of Teachers paying premiums in the various classes on 31st December, 1905, was

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38. The following statement relative to the Pension Fund Balance

Sheet of has been furnished to us by the Teachers' Pension Office :

Teachers

Pension The Income and Expenditure of the Pension Fund during the Fund. year 1905 were as follows:

$. d.

£ s. d.

£ INCOME:

Three half-years' Interest on £1,300,000, 53,500 0 0
Interest on Stock,

24,737 17 0 Premiums paid by Teachers,

23,490 5 11 Vote in aid,t .

18,298 18 2

125,027 1 1

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Ist January, 1905, Debt of the Church Temporalities
Fund,
Stock in band,

£932,510 16 11
Stock bought in 1905,

43,313 9 6

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980,824 6 5

9,735 10 1

Stock sold in 1905,

In band 31st December, 1905,

£971,098 16 4

£1,300,000 0 0

Half year's interest due on 1st January, 1906, paid over in December, 1905. † Note. -- The sum of £18,298 188. 2d. in aid of the Teachers' Pension Fund was paid orer by us within the year to the Fund.

Expenditure on the Schools and the Teaching

Staffs for the Year 1905.

39. As far as we have been able to ascertain the expenditure on the Schools and the payments to the teaching staffs, from all sources amounted to £1,417,338 98 10d., as shown in the following table :

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(a) From State Grants :

£ 8. d. I. From the grant for Primary Education

and from the Ireland Developmont
Fund :-
Payments to the teachers,

. $1,253,608 6 5
Retiring gratuilles,

281 18 8 Central Molel Schools-School requi

sites,

2 2 9
Charing and

potty ex-
penses,

274 15 6
Other Model Schools --School requisites, 140 15

Rents and petty
expenses,

3,671 19 1
Incidental expenses of schools (rents, &c.), 23 10 8
Free Stocks of school requisites to
ordinary schools,

394 16 3
Equipment grants,

1,434 16 10
Moieties of rent charge on teachers'
residence,

5,777 10 8

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40. We give here two tables showing respectively (a) the gradual increase in the expenditure from State grants on primary education during the past seven years, and (b) the average payments to the teaching staffs of schools of various sizes. It will be seen from the first table that within the period dealt with there has been an increase of more than £210,000.

(a.) Return showing for the past seven years the expenditure from State grants on primary education in Ireland.

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(6.) Return of average payments for the year 1905 to the teaching staffs of the schools (excluding Convent and Monastery Capitation schools) for work done inside school hours.

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41. The amounts paid by the State in the financial year Payments 1905–1906 to the Teaching Staffs of the principal classes of to Teachday National schools were as follows:

ing Staffs of Principal

Classes of

A verage Schools. Class of Schools

No. of (Excluding Poor Law Union and

A verage daily

payment
Schools.
Industrial Schools).

attendance, Teaching Staff.

per pupil in arcrage daily attendance.

Total State Aid to

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