HC Deb 10 February 1904 vol 129 cc851-2

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether arrangements have yet been made for candidates desirous of entering the service of the Government of the Soudan to undergo some educational test, especially as regards a knowledge of Arabic.


Under the new system now in force the selection of candidates is determined by their educational qualifitions, including, if possible, the possession of a University degree. At the expiry of a year from the date of selection they are required to pass an examination in Arabic.