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Egyptian School Of Agriculture

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, by an arrangement between the Egyptian Ministries of Public Works and Finance, it has been decided to offer a monthly allowance of £E10 per month to students entering the School of Agriculture who have obtained primary certificates, and £E12 to those who have obtained the secondary certificate, in order to encourage entries into the school; and whether this subsidising of students is resorted to because the fact that all instruction in the School of Agriculture is given in English has the effect of deterring those who would otherwise enter.

I will inquire as to the facts referred to, but with regard to the assumption in the last part of the Question I must point out that it is quite contrary to the general policy of the Egyptian Government, which has been to give instruction in English where it satisfies a demand, not where it would do the contrary.