What were the ward education committees?
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Ward education committees were organized in 1957 throughout the Church with the responsibility to encourage and enroll young people in seminary, organize their transportation and encourage them to attend a Church college or a college with an institute of religion. The committees functioned until 1964.
Source: Deseret News 1987 Church Almanac, Deseret News 1986, Salt Lake City, p. 97.