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Abstracts~v President's Report Page 10 an adequate cultural background. Again, the problem cannot be solved without the appointment of a permanent staff member heading the Journalism section. Unless this appointment can be made and financed, it is a serious question as to whether the Faculty should continue to offer Journalism. One of the most satisfactory features of the year was the general serious-ness of the student body at a time when few Egyptian students were even attending classes in other institutions. The Arab-Palestine group did stay out of school for two days in December to demonstrate against the Security Council partition vote, but this was the only interruption of the school. year. Whereas most Egyptian institutions only covered a part of their program, the Faculty, both by lengthening the year and through the serious work of the students, covered all its prescribed courses. Lincoln School The general record of Lincoln School closely followed that of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The government section had many more applications than it could accept. Its total enrollment of 147 represents the maximum possible in our present buildings. Although the government is opening more free secondary schools, there is a greater demand than ever for private education that follows the govern-ment curriculum. The report of the government inspectors covering the teachers shows that the scholastic work has been unusually well covered. For the first time in many years, the proportion of students passing the government's secondary certificate examination was 100; - a figure unequaled in any other school in Egypt. The American Section Continued its work as scheduled. A small number of Egyptian pupils enrolled but experience has apparently proven that the major Arabic-speaking student body will always be in the government section. During the year, the Faculty of Lincoln School held extended discussions on the advisability of continuing the American goction. There is reason to think that with the new restrictions contained in Law 38, the American Section will be only slightly more free of government control than the Egyptian. The logical step may therefore be to abolish the American section and to concentrate on the Egyptian Section, making it a demonstration school. Initial conversations along this line nave been held with the Ministry of Education and further study of the matter will be given during the coming year. Statistics: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: freshn .n 90, sophomores 40, juniors 29, seniors 26, total 185; men 135, women 50; enrolled in Journalism 58, Science-Mathematics 51, Social Science 76; nationalities represented 31, religions (major) 5; 43.55 student body Moslem, 44.75 Christian; llj Jewish,.85 other. Lincoln School: American section 156, Egyptian section 149, total 305. Total Moslem enrollment 134 - 95 in Egyptian section, 39 in American section.