Position of the Jewish Schools in Constantinople

A statement has been issued here by Hilmy Bey, the Director of Education, in which he says: “Our schools are open to all sections of the community, non-Moslems of both sexes, without discrimination. There are in Constantinople a hundred Greek schools, seventy Armenian schools and thirty Jewish schools, equal in number to the Turkish schools. Teachers in these schools, who are not duly qualified by the State will not be allowed to exercise their profession, and schools which have not a sufficient teaching staff to carry on the work, will be closed down. The pupils who have been attending these schools will be compelled to attend the Turkish schools.”

The phrase about the State qualification of teachers refers to an order of the Ministry of Education, that all teachers in the non-Turkish schools must undergo an examination by the Turkish authorities as to their qualification to act as teachers.

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