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Report on Palestine Education Urges Increased Funds and Recognition of Jewish System

Official recognition of the Jewish school system in Palestine and the granting of more money to both Arab and Jewish educational institutions were recommended today in a report issued by an inquiry commission appointed in August, 1945.

The report also urged scholarships for elementary-school pupils, provisions for compulsory free education, a grant to the Hebrew University for training teachers and youth leaders and revised salary scales and a pension fund for teachers.

Issued by the Colonial Office, the report said that since there are no contacts between Jewish and Arab education, education in Palestine does not work as a unifying force between the two groups. The report has high praise for the “remarkable achievements” of Jewish education despite adverse factors.