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of the Tunis School furnished the Council with a full statement concerning the requirements of the Trades School, and urged the importance of extending the accommodation to one hundred apprentices. The arrangements previously made had been limited to the training of fifty. The Committee, in stating that the Jewish population of Tunis was as indigent as it was numerous, observed : The material and moral condition
7nan:s tool in the hands of apprentices. Thus alone a stop could be put to habits of extreme indolence. It was. solely by the training of apprentices that pauperism could be diminished, if not stamped out altogether. They concluded by observing, "We are striving to rear well-instructed handicraftsmen, not learned mendicants."
From the various statements made by the Committee, it appeared that the expenses to be incurred for each apprentice would amount to about £5 per annum. As the help of several public institutions was to be invoked in favour of the Apprenticing School, the Council voted £40 for this object, in addition to the ordinary grant of £120.
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