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

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many places are available in Government secondary schools in Aden; and how many boys, Arab and Jewish, have not been admitted owing to shortage of places in the last year.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Government secondary school is in two sections—a lower in which Arabic, and a higher in which English, is the medium of instruction. The average number of places available annually in the bottom class of the lower section is 70, and in the bottom class of the higher section, 30. No applicants up to the required standard of entry were rejected in either section in the last year. Eight Arab, ten Jewish and two Indian candidates for the higher section were rejected as they failed to reach the necessary standard.

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