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The following is the report of the Local Committee : “ The number of students borne on the rolls on the 30th of SeptemAttendance.
ber 1851 is eighty-five, being the same as that at the
close of the previous session. The average attendance amounted to sixty-four, whilst that of 1849-50 was seventy. This falling off in attendance was owing to the two following causes, the prevalence of an epidemic fever in the Mofussil of this district immediately after the vacation, which prevented the boys from returning until months passed away; and the existence of cholera in and about the station in the month of April. The latter caused a general panic among the inhabitants. The school, agreeably to the request of the guardians of the boys, was closed for a fortnight, and they, having left this station for their native villages, did not return for a length of time. To prevent the recurrence of such irregularity in future, the Council of Education, by the recommendation of the Local Committee, ordered that a fine, ranging from one to four annas per day, should be imposed on every boy absenting himself without a satisfactory reason.
“The following changes have occurred in the instructive establishment Changes.
during the past session. The third mastership being vacant
on the dismissal of Kisto Chunder Holdar, Babu Mohendronath Banerjee, the fourth master, who had obtained a third grade certificate from the examining committee, was promoted to it. The
vacancy consequent on this promotion was filled up by Grischunder Sircar, a student of this school; but shortly after his appointment, he died, and Petember Sen, who had been qualified to hold a junior scholarship, was nominated
as officiating fourth master, and this arrangement was confirmed by the Council. The fifth master, Babu Chunder Kissore Bose, having obtained a mohururship in the thannah of Nattore, resigned his situation, and Ram Chunder Sen was appointed in his place. The last change has been occasioned by the death of Mr. Ridge, the head master. The arrangement which the local authorities made on this occasion, until definite instructions could be received from the Council, was that every master should take charge of the class immediately above that which he had previously taught, and the fifth mastership be filled up by an officiating teacher. * In June last an application was made by many of the respectable
native inhabitants urging the vital importance of VernaBengali Department.
cular education, and requesting that a Vernacular and
Sanscrit department might be established in connection with the Government School. The committee, deeming the request deserving of the most serious attention, took the earliest opportunity of submitting it for sanction, which was granted, conditional on no extra charges being consequently incurred. In accordance with this the Bengali department was opened, and the pay system enforced. But, owing to the natural reluctance which the natives of this quarter have to pay for education, when gratuitous instructions (here afforded by a private school) can be procured, it has not yet met with the expected success. “ The distribution of prizes not having taken place last year has been
deferred until the commencement of the ensuing session. Distribution of Prizes.
The objection to the prizes being awarded at the close
of the last session was that the officers of the court, whose presence at such a ceremony is desirable, were about to le station before the appointed time.
“ Notwithstanding the many obstacles which, as abovementioned, Annual General
interfered with the regular progress of the school Examination.
during the last academic year, the result of the
examination is, upon the whole, satisfactory, and reflects much credit, not only upon the boys, but upon the masters, who have been very zealous in increasing the efficiency of the school. The particular results of the examination of the different classes are as follow :
“ The first class, consisting of 10 boys, was divided into two sections ; their average age is 16. The first section, composed of two boys, competed for junior scholarships.
The other section was made up of the remaining eight. As they have been but lately promoted from the second class, they could not attain the scholarship standard, and were examined by the members of the committee the result whereof is as follows: in literature, history and translation they acquitted themselves in a satisfactory manner; in mathematics they did very well; their geography alone was unsatisfactory.
“ The second class, consisting of eleven boys, whose age range from fourteen to seventeen, were examined in the subjects which they had studied. They passed a very creditable examination in grammar and history, and acquitted themselves very fairly in reading and explanation, tolerably well in translation, and very well in geometry, algebra and arithmetic. In geographythe result was similar to that of the first class. The deficiency in this branch of knowledge shown by the two higher classes is to be attributed chiefly to a prevailing notion of the native mind that the study of geography is of no practical use, and tends only to overburden the memory.
“ The third class, consisting of twenty-two boys, whose average age is fourteen, passed a very creditable examination in history, very fair in grammar and satisfactory in reading, explanation, geography and arithmetic. Most of them are distinguished by their intelligence and application so as to promise future excellence.
" In the fourth class there were seventeen boys, of whom fourteen were present during the examination. Their average age is eleven and half, and general proficiency satisfactory. They read very nicely, and the elder ones understood the subject matter. In grammar, catechism of Greece and arithmetic they passed well. But they were deficient in geography,
" The fifth class, composed of twenty-four boys, was divided into two sections, the first of which read very well and answered the questions on grammar pretty correctly; and the second section spelt nicely. Their average age is 10. " The following is a statement exhibiting the number of prize students :
Names of Prize Students.
2 Hurrokissore Bose.
4 Raj Coomar Roy.
Kally Mohun Choudury.
Third Class, i Srenath Sircar.
2 Saroda Bhoosun Saricol.
4 Peary Mohun Nundy.
2 Benemadub Goopto.
4 Mohesh Chunder Mookerjee.
2 Hurrokunt Bhyche.
3 Doorgagutty Sen. “ The library is in good condition. Most of the volumes which were
in an unserviceable state have been lately bound, and some Library.
new works supplied by the Government book agent. “ The building is in good order and requires no additions but chicks
in the southern and western verandahs, to keep out the Building,
glare and cool the building. This necessary addition is in contemplation, but owing to insufficiency of funds, has not as yet been carried into effect.
" A black board has been erected in the hall of the school whereon is legibly inscribed an abstract of Lord Hardinge's Education Resolution, dated 10th October 1844, followed by the names of those students who have most distinguished themselves from that date up to the present time. It is hoped that this ever present memento will serve as a constant stimulus to the boys and ready table of reference to the officers of the station when selecting candidates for Government employ.
“The school is orderly and efficiently conducted, and held in high estimation by the native community."
RESOURCES OF ANNUAL INCOME.
Nature of Charge.
Separate Fund. Assignment
416 0 0
3842 13 9
Local Committee's The following is the report of the Report.
Local Committee : “ The following changes have taken place during the year. Mr. Sinclair the head master obtained sick leave on the 20th November and died on the 8th December. The present head master, Babu Rajnarain Bose, nominated by the Council of Education, joined his appointment on the 26th February 1851. The fourth master, Babu Gungaram Mookerjee, resigned his appointment on the 9th January. The fifth master, Babu Kuor Seal, was promoted on the 4th April to the fourth mastership, and the sixth master, Babu Ramdas Mojoomdar, to the fifth mastership. Babu Joychunder Koyle, the then acting fifth master, was appointed sixth master. The fifth master resigned on the 27th June, and the sixth master died on the 2nd June. Babus Neelambeer Naug and Rakhaldoss Dutt, ex-students, were appointed in July fifth and sixth masters.
“ On the death of the pundit, who died on the 8th April, the appointment was abolished by the Council of Education.
“ The committee wish to make no alteration in the studies or internal economy of the school. The committee are well satisfied with the conduct and qualifications of the masters generally. They report favore ably of the exertions of the head master during the seven months he has been with the scholars, also with the progress his class has made. The second master has taken great pains with his class; he is industrious, and had to conduct the duties of the first class as well as that of his own from the 20th November to the 25th February, and, though suffering much from ill health, he has not neglected his duties. There have been no donations to the school.
First Class." Three boys in the first class only passed the general examination. They passed well in literature, grammar, geography, and the vernacular; very fairly in history; in mathematics they have made good progress. The average age of this class is 15 years. The general progress good.
Second Class.-" Three boys in the second class have generally passed a good examination in literature, grammar, geography, history, and the vernacular. The examination in arithmetic and Euclid was passed creditably; the answers in geometry generally good. In algebra they failed, but have only lately commenced this study. The general progress good and satisfactory. The average age of this class is 15 years. The names, of the boys recommended for prizes are Nobokomar Bose for literature grammar, and mathematics, Neelmony Chucrobutty for geography, Motteelal Mookerjee for history, Gorachund Mundle for the vernacular, Brojonauth Dutt for regular attendance.
s'hird Class.—“This class did not pass a good examination in literature or history, their dictation was correctly and carefully done. They passed fairly in geography; on the whole they have done well in arithmetic and creditably in the vernacular. The average age of this class is 13 years and 7 months. The general progress satisfactory. The names of the boys recommended for prizes are Eshanchunder Mitter for literature, Keddernauth Doss for dictation and arithmetic, Ramcomul Sircar for grammar and the vernacular, Shiboprosad Berra for geography, Motteelal Mookerjee for history, and Neelcomul Dey for regular attendance.