Monday , October 23 2017

Call to pass ‘law’ on protecting teachers – Ministry condemns attack

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Eissa has affirmed the need to pass a law on protecting teachers. In a statement when he visited the director of Umayyah Bint Qays Middle School for Girls who was attacked by the guardian of a student and admitted to Adan Hospital, the minister expressed hope that the next Parliament will address the issue; stressing the importance of respecting teachers and appreciating the role they play in shaping the future of students.

He asserted, “We have taken the necessary procedures to transfer the student to another school.” He said the condition of the director stable, wishing her speedy recovery and return to work. He stressed the ministry condemns what happened to the director while she was carrying out her duty. He added, “While we condemn attacks on our students, we also condemn attacks on our teachers and staff.”

In other news, Some ministers and former MPs have withdrawn support for the tyre recycling project in Ardiya because the tender was allegedly awarded to a company that belongs to a former lawmaker, in addition to offering a piece of land for removing the tyres, reports Al- Shahed daily quoting sources.

Sources disclosed the recycling project includes 23 million tyres and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry specified an area measuring thousands of square meters in Salmi for the company. Sources quoted the former lawmakers as saying that a minister referred the company for investigation for encroaching on a State property. Sources said many companies have requested approval to establish factories for recycling tyres and other garbage but some official bodies blocked the request.

By Rana Salem Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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