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Thursday, 7 October 1971
Page: 2124


Mr Kennedy asked the Minister for

Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   How many students in each (a) Government, (b) Catholic and (c) other private secondary school in each Commonwealth electoral division (as defined and boundaries for the 1969 Federal election) have (i) sat for Commonwealth secondary scholarship examinations and (ii) been awarded scholarships in each year since the scheme was introduced but excluding the examinations contested in 1971.

(2)   What percentage of the total candidates, over this period and in each electoral division, was from each of the three groups of schools, and what percentage of all the scholarships was awarded to each group.

(3)   What percentage of the students in each (a) school and (b) school system who sat for the examination was successful over this period in each electoral division.


Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

Details of the numbers of candidates who competed for and were awarded Commonwealth Secondary scholarships each year since the scheme was introduced are given here, according to the category of school attended in the year they applied for the scholarships, by State. The names of individual schools within each electoral district are not maintained by my Department. If the honourable member wishes to obtain details about individual schools I shall see what information can be provided for any particular school which he names. (1)The number of students who (i) sat for the Commonwealth secondary scholarships examination and (ii) were awarded Commonwealth Secon dary scholarships each year' are set out in the following table according to the type of school attended in the year they competed for the awards. Figures of scholarships awarded are of students who accepted the awards offered to them.

 

(2)   Of students who (i) were candidates for and (ii) accepted Commonwealth Secondary scholarships each year, the percentages attending each of the three types of schools when competing for scholarships were as follows:

 

Apparent discrepancies between totals and the sum of their components are due to rounding. (a) See note (a) to Table 1. a.a.= Not available. r = Revised.

(3)   Of students who werecandidates for Commonwealth Secondary scholarships each year, the percentages who accepted awards were as follows:

 

 







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