HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c234W
92. Mr. Skeffington

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what provision is made by the Government of Aden for the elementary education of Jewish children; and whether he is satisfied that this is adequate.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Government maintains primary schools to which admission is granted strictly in order of application without distinction of race or creed. The medium of instruction is Arabic, but although most Jewish children have an adequate knowledge of spoken Arabic none enters these schools. The Government also makes a grant to a Hebrew elementary boys' school, at the same rate as for other aided schools, and there is an independent Hebrew girls' school. I am advised that the provision of elementary education for Jewish children is reasonably adequate to meet present demands.

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