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sixteenth annual report.
Tetuan.—(Girls' School, 144 pupils: subvention, £20.)— The Chief Rabbi of Tetuan, who is deeply interested in the extension of Jewish education, presented the following report :—
The Girls' School leaves nothing to be desired with regard to discipline, organisation, and method of instruction, and it promises to produce excellent results. The children are punctual in their attendance, and they generally remain at the School three years. Their intelligence is of a high order, and they acquire a knowledge of their lessons with great facility. Instruction is mainly oral, and is given through the medium of Spanish and French, the latter language is now spoken by pupils with great correctness. The highest class has been taught French Grammar, Bible and General History, Natural History, Arithmetic, Composition, Hebrew, and Spanish. Instruction in Needlework is likewise attended to. The distribution of prizes took place in November, before the Consular Representatives of Great Britain, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. The ceremonv made an excellent impression on the Community, and could not fail to stimulate the zeal of the pupils. The Head Mistress, Mdlle. Behar fully sustains the high opinion that was entertained at Constantinople concerning her abilities as a teacher. The Hebrew Teacher, Mr. David Bono, is a former pupil of the Tetuan Boys' School, and does his best to advance the learners. The report makes a suggestive comparison between the girls who have attended School, and those who have been left without any such training. A School pupil carries into her home habits of order and neatness, and helps to improve the moral and material aspect of the dwelling. The Tetuan Jews manifest a deep interest in the School, and begin to appreciate the importance of endowing Jewish girls with a proper education.
Tunis.—(Boys' School, 993 pupils: subvention, £120.) — This School, which the Anglo-Jewish Association helped to bring into existence, has produced excellent results, both in the Elementary and in the Apprenticing departments. But the Council, having regard to the altered circumstances of the Tunisian Regency, have resolved to discontinue the grant hitherto made to this School.
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