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The schools we have at present were not like the schools that were in the olden times. Those old schools were called hedge schools.
The hedge schools were schools where the children were taught out in the air, or in old barns.
There were no desks in those days and slates were used instead of copies. In the hedge-schools they had books called sequel number one, and sequel number two.
The hedge teachers had no salaries at that time. They depended on the kindness of the people.
After the emancipation bill was passed in 1829 the government of the country commenced to build National schools. The principal teachers in those days were paid salaries from