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Panel to probe student’s death

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Minister of Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi announced on Tuesday formation of an investigative committee consisting of three bodies from outside the Ministry of Education to probe the death of student Issa Al-Bloushi.

The Minister was commenting on MPs’ statements during the ordinary session of the National Assembly today regarding the incident, with one lawmaker charging that Al-Bloushi died after he was beaten by an expatriate female teacher at Amr Ibn Al- Aas School in Al-Rawda area. “The investigation committee formed today consists of representatives from the Ministry of Health, Fatwa Legislation Department, as well as another body,” the minister said.

The Ministry will take all required legal measures regarding this incident, he added. Students’ safety comes at top of the Ministry’s priorities, he affirmed. The Minister offered his deepest condolences to the deceased’s family, adding that all necessary legal measures would be taken. (KUNA)

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