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A/AC.21/UK/90
2 April 1948



2 April 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION

Communication Received from United Kingdom
Delegation Concerning Palestine Government
Scholars, and Palestine Government Officers
Attending Courses of Instruction outside Palestine.


The following communication has been received from Mr. Fletcher-Cooke of the United Kingdom Delegation:






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UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Empire State Building, New York, N. Y.
31st March, 1948

CONFIDENTIAL:

My dear Bunche,

I have been asked to bring to the notice of the Commission the position

of

2. As regards (a) Palestine Government Scholars, it is proposed that the Government of Palestine should accept financial liability in respect of scholars who have already entered upon a course of study, in respect of the financial and academic year 1948/49 or the date of the termination of the course of study, whichever is the earlier. It is also proposed that the necessary funds should be deposited with the Crown Agents for the Colonies for administration by the Director of Colonial Scholars. The financial liability involved in these arrangements would be included in the truncated estimates which the Government of Palestine are, as the Commission will be aware, preparing in respect of the two months, April and May, 1948.

3. His Majesty’s Government have approved these proposals in principle subject to acceptance by the Commission of liability in respect of the period after the 15th May, 1948, as falling on the successor authorities and I am, therefore, directed to enquire whether the Commission is prepared to agree to these arrangements.

4. Similar arrangements are contemplated as regards (b) Palestine Government Officers now attending courses of instruction outside Palestine, but I am not yet in a position to supply the Commission with complete information on this point.

5. Information regarding (a) Palestine Government Scholars is set out in enclosed note.


Yours sincerely,
J. Fletcher-Cooke (signed)

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Principal Secretary
to the United Nations Commission on
Palestine, United Nations, Lake Success.







PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARS

The Scholarships covered by this scheme fall into two categories: - 2. Included in (1) above are three Exhibitions awarded in 1945, 1946, and 1947, i.e. two Medical and one Legal. It has been decided that the two Health Department Exhibitions should be converted into full scholar hips as from 1st April, 1948.

3. Under (2) above, there are six Social Welfare Scholars and one Education Scholar. It is proposed that these seven scholarships (hitherto paid for from Colonial Development and Welfare funds) should be converted into Palestine Government Scholarships as from the date of the termination of the Mandate.

4. Enclosure (A) is a statement of the estimated cost of these scholarships for the periods 1st April 1948 to 30th September 1948 and 1st October 1948 to 30th September 1949 and thereafter until the scholarships are finally completed.

5) It will be seen that the cost in respect of the period let April 1948 to 30th September 1949 is estimated at LP 49,000. For the succeeding years 1949 to 1953 the total cost is estimated at LP 38,000.

6. It will be observed that the estimates are made for the periods ending 30th September each year while the academic year in the United Kingdom terminates at the end of June. In Australia (where there are two scholars) the academic year ends in December. The three or two months after June or December respectively for which provision has been made in the estimates are included in the calculation by way of precaution against any eventuality. In normal circumstances, therefore, a sum of money will be saved at the end of each academic year from the provision for the extra months in the cost of scholars who have fully completed their courses in June or December.

7. Enclosures ‘B1’ to U2’ are schedules indicating the names of scholarship holders and of certain Palestine Government Officers attending courses, containing full particulars of the course of study being followed. It will be observed from these schedules that most of the scholarship courses will not be completed by the end of the academic year 1948/49 and therefore the question of providing funds to enable the holders to complete their courses of study will be a matter for decision by the successor authorities.


J. Fletcher-Cooke (signed)
1.4.48







PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS


Estimated cost of Scholarships for year 1948/48
Estimated cost of scholarships after 1948/49
1.4.48
30.9.48
LP
1.10.48
30.9.49
LP
Total

LP
1949/50

LP
1950/51

LP
1951/52

LP
1952/53

LP
Total

LP
Administration
and Legal
3750
7900
11,650
4735
1975
-
-
6710
Education
(Government)
5747
8312
14,059
7730
2077
-
-
9807
Education (Jewish)
810
1620
2,430
1620
1720
910
-
4250
Agriculture
1320
2643
3,963
2470
2705
-
-
3175
Posts and
Telegraphs
1315
1670
2,985
1265
910
-
-
2175
Public Works
Health
1265
2075
3,340
1720
810
910
-
3440
Veterinary
732
1465
2,197
1465
1465
1315
455
4700
Forests
202
405
607
405
405
455
-
1265
Statistics
202
-
202
-
-
-
-
-
Land Settlement
202
455
657
-
-
-
-
-
Antiquities
300
-
300
-
-
-
-
-
Six Posts and Telegraphs Students at Coventry for period 15.5.48 to 1.11.49
4000
-
4000
-
-
-
-
-
Seven scholarships taken over from Colonial Development and Welfare scholarship: -
Six Social Welfare
1005
1290
2295
-
-
-
-
-
One Education
143
380
523
430
-
-
-
39,952



ENCLOSURE "B"




PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS


Administration and Legal Scholars
Termination of Course
Annual Scholarship
1945 Scholars
1.Samir Saba
1949
400
2.Khalil Tuma Abbud
1949
375
3.Abdeul-Mun'im Abu Laban
1949
375
4.'Isa Amin Hunaidi
1949
375
5.Anis Qasim
1949
375
6.Muhammmad Khalil Ibrahim
1949
375
- - - - - - -
1946 Scholars
7.Edmond Asfur
1949
400
8.Muhammad Haj Ayyash Mulhim
1950
375
9.Ahmad Muhammad Haj
1950
375
10.Hisom Ruhi Abdul Hadi
1950
375
11.Eliahu Cohen Toussia
1950
375
12.Eliezer David Bahr
1950
375
13.Samuel Nissin
1949
400
14.Martin Yahuda Bauer
1950
375
- - - - - - -
1947 Scholars
15.Baj-Din Dajani
1951
375
16.Tawfiq Bawarshi
1951
375
17.Abdul-Ealim Awad
1951
375
18.Isma'il Nazir
1951
200
19.Michael Kahn
1950
375
20.Izhaq Garabli
1951
375

ENCLOSURE “B2”
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS E
ADMINISTRATION AND LEGAL SCHOLARS
(1945, 1946, 1947)

Name of Scholar
Course of
Study
University or
College (UK)
Duration
of course
Termination
of course
1.Samir Saba
Oriental
Language
Magdalen College
Oxford
3 years
extended to
4 years
1949
2.Khalil Tuma Abbud
LLB, Bar
Magdalen College
Oxford
4 years
1949
3.Abdul Mun'im Abulaban
LLB, Bar
University College
London
4 years
1949
4.'Isa Amin Hunaidi
LLB, Bar
"
4 years
1949
5.Anis Qasim
LLB, Bar
"
4 years
1949
6.Muhd. Khalil Ibrahim
LLB, Bar
4 years
1949
7.Edmond Asfur
Moral
Sciences
Magdalen College
Oxford
3 years
1949
8.Muhd. Haj. Ayyash Mulhim
Law and Bar
Leeds University
4 years
1950
9.Ahmad Muhd. Haj
Law & Bar
Leeds University
4 years
1950
10.Hisham Ruhi Abdul Hadi
Law & Bar
University College
Nottingham
4 years
1950
11.Eliahu Cohen Toussia
Law & Bar
University College
Exeter
4 years
1950
12.Eliezer David Bahr
Law & Bar
University College
Exeter
4 years
1950
13.Samuel Nissin
Engineering
Technical College
Brighton
3 years
1949
14.Martin Yahuda Bauer
History
Gardiff Univer.
4 years
1950
15.Baj-Din Dajani
English
University College
Abergstugth
4 years
1951
16.Tawfiq Bawarshi
Economic
Science
Edinburgh Univer.
4 years
1951
17.Abdul-Ealim Awad
Law & Bar
King's College
London
4 years
1951
18.Isma'il Nazir
Law & Bar
"
4 years
1951
19.Michael Kahn
Law & Bar
"
3 years
1950
20.Izhaq Garabli
Law & Bar
University College
Nottingham
4 years
1951



ENCLOSURE "C"
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
EDUCATION (GOVERNMENT) SCHOLARS
(1945, 1946. 1947)

Showing name of scholar, course of study, university or college, duration and termination of course, and annual scholarship in £P.
£P
1.Jamil Arif Dudairi
B.SC. (Sp) in Mathematics
University College, Nottingham, U.K.
3 years
1948
375
2.Walid Arafat
B.A. (Gen) and Honours in English
University College, Exeter, U.K.
4 years
1949
375
3.Na’im Anabtawi
English
University College, Southampton, U.K.
3 years
1948
375
4.(Miss) Teresa Nasnas
B.A. (Gen) and Education.
University College, Exeter, U.K.
3 years
1948
375
5.(Miss) May Haddad
B.A. (Gen) Pure Mathematics and Physics,
Geography, University College, Exeter, U.K.
3 years
1949
375
6.Isma’il Shahid
B.SC. Chemietry
Aberdeen University, U.K.
4 years
1949
375
7.Amin Tibi
History (Anc. and Mediev)
King’s College, London, U.K.
3 years
1948
375
8.Hikmat Faris Lubbadeh
Arabic Literature
Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt
3 years
1948
205
9.Irfan Arif Qa’war
Classics
Durham University (1946-47) and
St. John’s College, Oxford
5 years
1951
400
10.Fatin Bulos
Physics
University College, Nottingham, U.K.
4 years
1950
400
11.Al Zuhair Karmi
Zoology, with Botany
Imperial College, London, U.K.
4 years
1950
40
(+ 360 as family allow.)
12.Mu’awiya Dirhalli
English
Trinity College, Dublin, Eire
4 years
1950
375
13.Wasfi Hijab
Philosophy (PH.D)
Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.
2 years
1948
400
14.Ihsan Abbas
Arabic Literature
Fu’add 1 University, Cairo, Egypt
3 years
1949
205
(+ 50 as family allow.)
15.As’ad Tusuf Naer
Mathematics
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, U.K.
3 years
1950
400
16.Munthir Fahum
History
Edinburgh, U.K.
3 years
1950
375
17.Hanafi Farahat
Mathematics & Physics
University College, Bangor, U.K.
4 years
1951
375
18.Hasan Abu Maizar
Diploma P.T.
Jordanhill Training Centre, Glasgow, U.K.
3 years
1950
375
19.Musa Constantine Bishuti,
Diploma Education
Institute of Education, London, U.K.
1 year
1948
375
20.Hajib Budairi
Electrical Engineering,
Royal Technical College, Glasgow, U.K.
3 years
1950
400
21.(Miss) Saba Arafat
B.A. (Gen) English Geography & History
University College, Exeter, U.K.
3 years
1950
375
22.(Miss) Wadi’a Haddad
P.T. Diploma
The Bergman Osterberg P.T. College, Kent, U.K.
3 years
1950
375
23.(Miss) Ophelia Jamil Butros
Domestic Science
Gloucestershire College for Domestic Science, U.K.
3 years
1950
375
24.George Hananiya
Chemistry
Leeds University, U.K.
3 years
1950
400
25.Jamil Ali Salih
Geography
University College, Nottingham, U.K.
3 years
1950
400
26.Hisham Hashim
Latin
University College, Bangor, U.K.
4 years
1951
375
27.Abdallah Ar’ar
Agriculture
University College, Nottingham, U.K.
4 years
1951
400
28.Mahmud Semra
Arabic
Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt
3 years
1950
180
29.(Miss) Asia Touza
Geography
Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt
4 years
1951
150
(in hostel)
30.(Miss Hadira Sarraj
Arabic
Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt
4 years
1951
150
(in hostel)
31.(Miss) Yusra Kayyali
Institute of Education for Women
Teachers, Cairo, Egypt
2 years
1949
60



ENCLOSURE “D1”


PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Education of (Jewish Scholars)
Termination
of Course
Annual
Scholarship
1947
1. Amos Arnstein
1952
400 LP
2, Aarib Buram
1951
400 LP
3. Gabriel Kirschner
1951
400 LP
4. K.F. Lowenstein
1952
400 LP



ENCLOSURE “D2”
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
EDUCATION JEWISH SCHOLARS
1947

[Showing name of Scholar, Course of Study, University or College, Duration of Course, and Termination of Course]

1.Amos Arnstein
Medicine
Middle Sex Hospital, Medical School, London
5 years
1952
2.Aaron Biram
Civil Engineering
City and Guilds, London, U.K.
4 years
1951
3.Gabriel Kirshner
Mechanical Engineering
City and Guilds, London, U.K.
4 years
1951
4.K. F. Lowenstein
Agricultural Engineering
Royal Technical College,
Glasgow, U.K.
5 years
1952


ENCLOSURE “E1”
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Agriculture Scholars
1945
Termination
Of Course
Annual
Scholarship
LP
1. Sami George Matar1949220
1946
2. W.R. Anfur1950460
1947
3. Ibrahim Sulsiman Abu Sharr1951480
4. Nasrat Rashid Fadda1951400
5. Madaud Uqab Yehya1951400
6. Abdul-Mun'im Hasan Muhammed1951400
7. Muhammad Hafiz Salim1951400

ENCLOSURE “E2”
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
AGRICULTURE SCHOLARS
(1945, 1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar, Course of Study, University or College
Country
Duration
of Course
Termination
of Course
1. Sami George mater
Agricultural Degree Course
Faruq 1 University, Alexandria
Egypt
4 years
1949
2. W.R. Asfur
Agricultural Economics
Aberystwyth, N. Wales
U.K.
4 years
1950
3. Ibrahim Suleiman Abu Sharr
Agricultural Chemistry
University College, Aberymtwyth
U.K.
4 years
1951
4. Nasrat Rashid Fedda
Botany (sp. in Plant Pathology)
Imperial College, London
U.K.
4 years
1951
5. Mahmud Uqab Yahya
Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Agronomy or Plant Breeding)
Adelaide University
Australia
4 years
1951
6. Abdul Mun'im Hasan Muhammad
Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Animal Husbandry)
Adelaide University
Australia
4 years
1951
7. Muhammad Hafiz Sal
Gen. Agriculture
Queen's University, Belfast
Eire
4 years
1951



ENCLOSURE "F1"




PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS



Posts and Telegraphs Scholars
1945
Termination
of Course
Annual
Scholarship
LP
1. Hanan Ashqar
1948
400
2. Khalil Mahfuz Ajlami
1948
400
1946
3, Umar Aqqad
1949
400
1947
4. George Kamar
1951
400
5. Jack Hananiya
1951
400
6. Berj V.G. Matossian
1950
400



ENCLOSURE "F2"



PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS SCHOLARS
(1945, 1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar, Course of Study, University or College, country
Duration
of Course
Termination
of Course
Remarks
1. Sami George mater
Agricultural Degree Course
Faruq 1 University, Alexandria, U.K.
3 years
1948
2. W.R. Asfur
Agricultural Economics
Aberystwyth, N. Wales, U.K.
3 years
1948
3. Ibrahim Suleiman Abu Sharr
Agricultural Chemistry
University College, Aberymtwyth, U.K.
3 years
1940
4. Nasrat Rashid Fedda
Botany (sp. in Plant Pathology)
Imperial College, London, U.K.
4 years
1951
5. Mahmud Uqab Yahya
Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Agronomy or Plant Breeding)
Adelaide University, U.K.
4 years
1951
6. Abdul Mun'im Hasan Muhammad
Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Animal Husbandry)
Adelaide University, U.K.
3 years
1950
(Scholarship awarded as from 2nd year)

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS



ENCLOSURE "G1"


Public Works Scholars
Termination
of Course
Annual
Scholarship
LP
1945
1. Fuad Jiryis al-Haj
1948
400
2. Faruq Zuhair Shihabi
1949
400
1946
3. Misbah Zahlan
1950
400
4. Sa'id Buraik
1950
400
1947
5. George Kardush
1952
400
6. Zaki Hafiz Abu'id
1952
400



PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
PUBLIC WORKS SCHOLARS
(1945, 1946 & 1947)




ENCLOSURE "G2"


Name of Scholar
Course of Study
University
or
College
Duration
of
Course
Termination
of
Course
Remarks
1. Fu'ad Jiryis al Haj
Mechanical Engineering
City and Guilds
London, U.K.
3 years
1948
Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made
2. Faruq Zuhair Shihabi
Civil Engineering
City and Guilds
London +
Bournemouth Tech.
College, U.K.
4 years
1949
Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made
3. Misbah Zahlan
Mechanical Engineering
Sunderland Tech.
College, U.K.
4 years
1950
Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made
4. Sa'id Buraik
Civil Engineering
Sunderland Tech.
College, U.K.
4 years
1950
Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made
5. George Kardush
Electrical Engineering
Loughborough, U.K.
5 years
1952
6. Zaki Hafiz Abu 'Id
Electrical Engineering
- do -, U.K.
5 years
1952




ENCLOSURE "H1"



PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS


Health Scholars
1946
Termination
of Course
Animal
Scholarship
LP.
1. (Miss) Iswat Ibrahim Snober
1952
400
2. (Miss) Helly 'Isa Matta
1951
250
1947
3. Gabriel Makhlouf1
1952
400
4. Muhammad Ma'tuq1
1953
400

Note:
(1) These two scholars were awarded an exhibition of LT.150 p.a. each when they were selected. There was at the time no money in the budget of the Health Department, and the intention was that the exhibition in the following year should be increased. The calculation of the cost of the scholarships in respect of these two scholars has been made on the basis of full scholarships of L.P.400 p.a. each.


ENCLOSURE "H2"



PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
HEALTH SCHOLARS
(1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar
Course
of
Study
University
or
College
Country
Duration
of Course
Termination
of Course
1. (Miss) Iswat Ibrahim Snober
Medicine
Royal Forces Hospital Medical, London
U.K.
6 years
1951
2. (Miss) Nelly 'Isa Metta
Medicine
American Univ.
Beirut
Lebanon
5 years
1951
3. Gabriel Makhlaf
Medicine
Liverpool
U.K.
5 years
1952
4. Muhammad Ma'tuq
Medicine
Birmingham
U.K.
6 years
1953




ENCLOSURE "I1"



PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARS

LAND SETTLEMENT SCHOLARS
(1945)
Termination
of Course
Annual
Scholarship
LP
1. Nadi Abdallah Kardus
1949
400
VETERINARY SCHOLARS
(1947
1. Abdallah A'ad Wakim
1952
400
STATISTICS SCHOLARS
(1947)
1. Salem Khamis
1948
37
FORESTS SCHOLARS
(1945)
1. G. Dourhas been on study leave since 1945. This has been converted to an annual scholarship of LP.400 as from 15.5.48. The course is due to terminate in 1948
ANTIQUITIES SCHOLARS
1. Nagib Nassar[MISSED]owing a course at Faruq University Alexandria Egypt. This course which is due to end in June, 1948 has been converted to a scholarship. Cost LP.300



ENCLOSURE "I2"




PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS


Name of Scholar, Course of Study,
College or University
Country
Duration
of Course
Termination
of Course
Remarks
LAND SETTLEMENT SCHOLARS
(1945)
1. Hadi Abdallah Kardus
Civil Engineer (Irrigation)
University College,
London
U.K.
4 years
1949
FORESTS SCHOLARS
(1945)
1. G. Douer
Forestry
Edinburgh
U.K.
3 years
1948
Mr. Douer has benn on study leave since 1945.
VETERINARY SCHOLARS
(1947)
1. Abdallah As'ad Wakim
Veterinary Science
Liverpool
U.K.
5 years
1952
STATISTICS SCHOLARS
(1947)
1. Salem Khamis
Ph.D. (Statist.)
University College, London,
U.K.
1 year
1948
ANTIQUITIES
(1947)
1. Nagib Nassar
Classical and Near Eastern
Archeology
Faruq University,
Alexandruia
Egypt
1 year
1948
ENCLOSURE "J1"



COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
(1946 & 1947)
AS CONVERTED INTO GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

A. Social Welfare
Termination of Course
1. Miss Mary Sudah
1948
2. (Miss Ismat Abu Laban)
1948
3. (Miss) Iva David
1948
4. (Miss) Mariam Za'rur
1949
5. Rustum Madi
1949
6. J. Gross
1949
B. Education (Government)
1. Sadiq Ibrahim Odeh
1950

Note:- The scholarship in respect of the above mentioned scholars should, be converted into a scholarship at the present Government scholarship rate, namely LP.375.- per annum, as from 15.5.1948 when the Mandate is due to terminate.


ENCLOSURE "J2"



COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
(1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar, Course of Study,
College or University
Country
Duration
of Course
Termination
of Course
SOCIAL WELFARE
1. (Miss Mary Sudah
Cert. Social Sciences & Administration
London School of Economics
U.K.
2 years
1948
2. (Miss Isma Alva Leban
Cert. Social Sciences & Administration
London School of Economics
U.K.
2 years
1948
3. (Miss) Eva David
Cert. Social Sciences & Administration
London School of Economics
U.K.
2 years
1948
4. (Miss) Maxiam Za'rer
Cert. Social Sciences & Administration
London School of Economics
U.K.
2 years
1949
5. Rustum Madi
Cert. Social Sciences & Administration
London School of Economics
U.K.
2 years
1949
6. J. Gross
Cert. Social Sciences & Administration
London School of Economics
U.K.
2 years
1949
EDUCATION
1. Sadiq Ibrahim Odeh
History
Glasgow University
U.K.
4 years
1950


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