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appendix e.— m. cazes on tunis schools.
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of conduct. The income of the School has become more settled, and the old-standing deficit has been reduced. The apprenticing to trades has been regulated and properly provided for; in short, the course of tuition has sensibly progressed in Tunis. This will be fully shown in the following sections:—•
A.—Division of Glasses.
833 pupils who attended the School on the 31st of March have been divided into two sections. The first division has comprised 506 pupils from seven years and upwards ; the second division consisted of 327 pupils below the age of seven years. The latter belong to the Infant School.
The upper division is arranged in ten classes. Instruction is given in Hebrew, French, Arabic (some pupils also learn Italian), history, geography, and arithmetic.
The lower division receives instruction in Hebrew reading and begins to learn French.
The subjects taught in the first (or highest) class of 43 pupils are Hebrew, grammar, explanation of the Bible through the medium of Arabic and French; explanation of the Talmud (treatises—Berachoth, Betza, and Baba Kama); French reading and writing, grammar and orthography, Arabic grammar, reading and writing; Biblical and Grecian history, general outlines of geography, the four rules of arithmetic, vulgar fractions, and the metric system.
In the lower classes the extent of subjects is proportion-ably less.
B.—Personnel.
The staff consists of four French teachers, three of whom have received their training at the Paris Seminary, two Italian and two Arabic teachers, and sixteen Rabbins, of whom eight are employed in the Infant School.
Extra instruction is given to 12 pupils in the highest class, they being employed as monitors in the Infant School. A teacher of European music and one of Arabic music have respectively 60 and 75 pupils, a selection being made amongst the boys who have the best voices.
The staff of servants of the Establishment consists of a housekeeper, two care-takers, five servants, two cooks, a person especially waiting on the children, and a doorkeeper.
C.—The Pupils.
The number of pupils has very much fluctuated. At the opening of the School there were 1050, and this number rose on the 31st December to 1080. On the 31st of March, 1879,
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