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“ The fourth class was examined by Mr. Alexander. This class has been Fourth Class.
laboring under some disadvantage,
the teacher having been ill throughAverage age
out the year, and on leave since June. English Prizes.
The boys examined read freely and 1. Khetterchunder Chatterjee. explained the meaning of the differ2. Hurrischunder Banerjee.
ent words ; Geography not so good, 3. Debendernath Mookerjee. Arithmetic very good, no mistake in 4. Mothoornath Chatterjee.
any of the sums given ; the rest are 5. Baunyсaunt Dey.
much on a par. The boys whose In Bengali.
names are noted in the margin are 1. Khetterchunder Chatterjee. deserving of prizes. 2. Oditnath Mookerjee. 3. Poornochunder Mookerjee.
“ The fifth class was examined by
one of the native gentlemen present; its progress was as much as could be expected from boys so young, and who had lately joined the school. The names of those who are recommended for prizes, and the average age of the class are as below :
1. Sreenath Doss.
1. Nilmony Chatterjee.
First Division.-In Bengali. 3 Ghonesham Mookerjee.
1. Nemchand Banerjee. 4. Ramnath Chatterjee.
2. Prosonocoomar Bose. Second Division.
Second Division, 1. Umbicachurn Banerjee.
1. Umbicachurn Roy. 2. Taraprosad Chatterjee.
2. Sreecant Coomar. 3. Preonath Mitter.
“ The state of the library does not call for any particular remarh, no additions having been made to it during the year.
“ The school house is undergoing thorough repair. Babu Joykissen Mookerjee has given the sum of Four Hundred Rupees (400 Rs.) for a railing round the grounds, and some other additions to the apartments occupied by the head master."
UNDER TIE SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE COMMISSIONER OP TIE TENASSERI PROVINCES,
44 0 0
34 0 0
4698 0 0
The following report of the Moulmein School, drawn up by Mr. Hough, was received from the Commissioner of the Tenasserim Provinces :
" It has been heretofore the practice of the Commissioner to hold the annual examination towards the close of the year, just before the Christmas holidays. This time has been regarded as more convenient and suitable than any other. The atmosphere is then cooler than at any other time. During the early part of the year, the weather is very hot ; and from the middle of May to the last of October, any days appointed for an examination might be so rainy and stormy, and the noise of the falling rain upon the thatch of leaves so loud, as to render an examination quite impracticable. I am under the necessity often, when a shower of rain is falling, to suspend the teaching of a class. A report on the state of the school may not, however, be amiss at the present time.
" The first class is now reduced to three pupils, two having left for employment as writers; of the three who remain, one (a Christian) is well grounded in Geography, Aritlimetic, Practical Geometry and Plane Trigonometry. He is generally accurate in applying the rules of Syntax, the other two pupils are not so far advanced in their knowledge and use of the English language, though one of them has a good understanding of Arithmetic, Geometry and Plane Trigonometry.
" The second class are learning Geography and Grammar. In Arithmetic, beyond the rule of proportion, the most advanced of them have passed through vulgar and decimal fractions, extraction of the square root, single fellowship, duodecimals, interest, and the several rules in which calculations are made at rates per cent.
"The third class are reading the Rudiments of Knowledge' and the Geographical Primer' of Chambers' Course of Education. They have passed through the Simple and Compound Rules of Arithmetic.
“ The interrogative system is observed in instructing the classes, and the pupils are required to explain their English readings in the vernacular to the best of their ability. Occasional written translations are also required.
* The average attendance at the school, for the year ending the 30th of September, has been 76."
Up to the date of this report going to press, no returns had been received from the Mergui School.
The following report of the Akyab School was forwarded by the Commissioner, Captain Phayre:
“There have been no changes of any importance. The head master, Mr. A. Savigny, reports that the attendance of pupils has not been so regular during the past year as the previous session. That gentleman likewise states, that there have been forty-four admissions during the year, twenty-five to the English, and nineteen to the Vernacular department. The Vernacular teacher whom Mr. Savigny had formerly reported as inefficient, has resigned his situation. Another competent person has been appointed, and I now trust that the Vernacular department of this school will be more satisfactorily carried on than heretofore. The books intended for this department are not yet all prepared. When they are received from Maulmain the new course of instruction will be commenced upon.
“The boys of the first class will now enter upon the course of study for the junior scholarships. It will be necessary for the head master to devote nearly the whole of his time to this class during the present session, and I beg earnestly to recommend that Mr. Savigny be allowed an assistant for this session,
“ The donations for prizes during the past session were as follows: