Report of the Royal Commissioners on Technical Instruction Volume 2

Report of the Royal Commissioners on Technical Instruction Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...population, and the Commissioners believed it was their duty to aid and encourage every young man of talent and promise to advance himself, for they knew that in advancing himself he must benefit the State. Hundreds of intelligent, well-educated men, trained at the Glasnevin Agricultural Institution, arc now centres of enlightenment in their respective districts; and the Commissioners are of opinion that none of them are repaying the State for the cost of agricultural instruction Bo thoroughly as those who are acting as estate agriculturists, advising, instructing, and directing tenants of great landlords. Of the importance of that class of estate officials I have already written fully: and I must say that, if the landed gentry of Ireland understood their interests, they would employ in this capacity every talented deserving man who had been trained at Glasnevin. In the improved circumstances of Ireland, many of the young men Status of who now seek admission to the Glasnevin Agricultural School are the popils at sons of persons who are able to pay a moderate fee for the education Glasnevin. of their children. Accordingly, the Commissioners insist that persons of this class shall pay a fee of 201. a year for the agricultural training afforded to them at the institution. The greater number of the pupils are, however, those who are boarded and educated wholly at the public expense, and who are admitted by competitive examination, as suggested in 1860 by the Eight Hon. E. Cardwell, then Chief Secretary for Ireland. In addition to the system of agricultural instruction referred to in the Agricultural foregoing remarks, the Commissioners are now diffusing agricultural instruction in knowledge in many of the rural schools, which do not rank more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236612604
  • 9781236612601