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Fourth Class.—“The boys of this class read well and some spelt well, though they do not appear to thoroughly understand the meaning of what they read. They passed creditably in grammar and the vernacular ; they are deficient in geography, history, and arithmetic. The average age of this class is 11 years and 5 months. The general progress tolerable. The names of the boys recommended for prizes are Bissambar Bose for literature, geography, arithmetic, vernacular, and regular attendance. Kissoremohun Bose for dictation, grammar, and history.

Fifth Class.-" The fifth class passed well in reading and spelling, some passed satisfactorily in arithmetic as beginners, and satisfactory in the vernacular. The average age of this class is 10 years and 4 months. The general progress good. The names of the boys recommended for prizes are Greeschunder Roy for reading and arithmetic, Ramchurn Banerjee for reading, writing, and regular attendance, Shibprosono Chatterjee for reading and vernacular, Radabinud Birogee for reading, Tarrachand Dutt for reading and general proficiency.

Sixth Class.-" This class was tolerably efficient in reading, writing, and spelling for beginners; they are not much advanced in arithmetic; their vernacular is creditable. The average age of this class is 8 years and 10 months. The general progress good. The names of the boys recommended for prizes are Koylas Chunder Chowderry for reading and arithmetic, Shreenauth Doss for spelling, Prankisto Roy for writing, Mohindronauth Dutt for the vernacular, Omeschunder Naug for spelling, Romanauth Doss for the vernacular.

" The books of the library are in good order, there are 349 vols. in the library, and 1,357 vols. in the Book Agent's store.

* The school buildings are in tolerable order, and require but slight repairs."

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The following is the report of the school submitted by the Local Committee :

“ The number of pupils at the close of the preceding year was 83, so that the present session shews an increase of 8. The value of the education obtained at the school appears to be beginning to be appreciated, as evidenced by the steady though slow increase in the number of scholars. * The only change in the educational establishment has been the

resignation of Pundit Bissumber Bidyahbhoosun on the Changes. 24th February last, in whose place Rudrissur Punda has been appointed. The committee regret to have to record the death of one of their members, Babu Kasheenath Roy Chowdree, a zemindar of ability and influence. The committee have not thought it necessary at present to nominate any person in succession to him, as those most eligible, from their position and character, unfortunately reside at such distances from the station, as to deprive the committee of their advice and experience.

* The committee have the satisfaction to record that four scholars educated in the institution under their charge have obtained Government employment during the year. One of these formerly held a junior scholarship at the Hooghly College, and is now employed as a darogah, in which capacity he discharges his duties to the satisfaction of the magistrate. Another has been appointed pundit of the Pooree Vernacular School, which appointment appears to the committee to be a very advantageous one, as tending to improve the system of education in the vernacular schools, and to make more generally known the advantages derivable from the liberal education afforded in the institutions under the control of the Council of Education.

" The committee have no donations for prizes to record on this occasion: this they attribute to the fact that the most advanced scholars have left the school during the session, and previous to the annual examination.

“ First class, average age 17 years.

“ The tabular statements furnished of the result of the examinations, do not shew a very high number of marks obtained by any scholar, but the committee are on the whole satisfied with the progress made; it will be seen that of the first class the only scholar in the first section is a candidate for a junior scholarship. Of three in the second section, Murray Xavier has obtained the highest number of marks, and, with the exception of 1 day on leave and 24 on account of sickness, has never been absent during the year. Of five in the third section, two have obtained equal marks; of these one, Raj Gopal Roy, has been absent but 1 day in the Fear on leave. The committee would accordingly award certificates of proficiency to these two students. " Second class, average age 13 years and 1 month.

In the second class Rojenath Banirjea obtained the greatest number of marks, but as he was absent without leave for 41 days, the committee think that he should forfeit his prize-and would award book prizes to J. W. D'Costa first, and Sibrath Chuckerbutty second, prize.

" Third class, average age 11 years and 2 months. " In the third class the committee would award three prizes, the first to Philip Thomas, second to Gowree Sunker Bose, and third to Chaitun Persad Sen, these three have all been very regular in attendance, and their general conduct has been satisfactory.

“ Fourth class, average age 9 years and 1 month.

“ In awarding prizes to the fourth class, the committee have been in a great measure guided by the regularity of attendance and master's report of diligence and good behaviour; the elementary nature of their studies rendered it impossible to distinguish, with any satisfactory degree of accuracy, the relative qualifications of the boys, when nearly all could answer questions from the books they had studied equally well.

“ According to the master's report the committee would recommend the following for book prizes : E. D'Souza first, Meer Abul Hossein second, Greesh Chunder Ghose third, Annun Chatterjea fourth, A. D'Souza fifth, Surroozulhuk sixth, Gopal Chunder Ghose seventh.

“ The library of the school is in good order generally; a few books require binding. The school building requires painting and whitewashing and some minor repairs, for which an estimate has been submitted by the Executive Engineer.

“ The committee express an opinion that the condition and progress of the school is satisfactory, and that they have much pleasure in attributing this result to the zeal and ability with which the head master has discharged his duties, in which he has been well supported by the assistant masters and pundits."

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The number of pupils on the rolls of this Institution is 55. All of them study English, besides which 28 study Persian, 40 Urdu, and 34 Hindi. They are divided into four classes, the first containing 8, the second 14, the third 12, the fourth 2, subdivided into two sections of 6 and 15 boys respectively.

With the exception of two, all the lads belonging to the first class competed for junior scholarships.

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