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Cairo Girls' School Teachers' Resignations

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether Miss Board and Miss Broderick, of the Sanieh Girls' School, Cairo, and Miss Bingham, of the Abbas Girls' School, Cairo, have sent in their resignations to the Egyptian Ministry of Education; if so, whether he can state the grounds of the resignations; whether they are to be replaced by three lady teachers from England; and, if so, whether the latter possess any knowledge of Arabic.

This is a detail of administration which must be left to the Egyptian Government, and in which I cannot interfere. The question of a knowledge of Arabic is always taken into account when possible.