Saudi man files lawsuit against education ministry for using his photo in schoolbook

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Saudi man filed a lawsuit against the ministry of education for using his photo in one of their schoolbooks without his knowledge or permission.In the lawsuit, Mohammed Hamdan accused the ministry of violating his intellectual rights and distorting his reputation as the photo, which was used in the Grade six book Loghti al-Jameela (my beautiful language), was used in a negative way.He also demanded the punishment of whoever was behind this, and the immediate withdrawal of all copies of the ...

WATCH: Public outrage as belly dancers take center stage at Egypt school

Friday, 2 March 2018

A branch of a well-known French-based curriculum school in Egypt has taken a leap forward and welcomed arts into its curriculum, but the local Ministry of Education objected their poor choices.  Officials at the Lycée al-Haram school in Giza are facing criticism from the ministry after the facility hired two belly dancers at a student appreciation award ceremony on Thursday. Several audience members also expressed their dismay towards the cultural ensemble. A video of the two women ...

Policeman’s school a boon for children of India’s ‘criminal tribe’

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A conscientious policeman has invested his life’s savings in a residential school for children belonging to a so-called “criminal tribe” languishing on the margins of society in Purulia district of India’s West Bengal province.During British colonial rule, 150 tribes across India were notified as “addicted” to crimes like robbing people, committing thefts and murders and brought within the purview of the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 which imposed restrictions ...

Should teachers be allowed to tell ‘police’ your kids’ lunchboxes?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Should teachers be allowed to influence the diet of the children in their care? It’s a question that’s been asked just recently as a school was slammed by parents for allegedly not allowing children to eat unhealthy snacks from their lunchboxes, and offering them fruit instead. Abbey Hulton Primary School, in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK said it was trying to promote good health and was working hard to keep children fit and healthy while at school. Nevertheless, parents have hit the ...

Egyptian teacher speaks out after accusations of causing Kuwaiti student’s death

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Egyptian teacher Najlaa Mohammed, who was accused of causing the death of Kuwaiti student Issa al-Balushi at a school in Kuwait, revealed the details of the incident and provided evidence of her innocence. Najlaa told Al that a few days before al-Balushi’s death, she strictly asked students in her class to take their seats, but only he didn’t. She then asked him to stand by the board but he refused, left the class and headed to the school supervisor’s office. ...

Outrage in Egypt as school awards top student a towel

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

An Egyptian school awarded a high-performing student in Grade 5 a towel, sparking outrage over the school's strange choice of present. Mo’men, a student at the Public Taha Hussein School for Languages in the Suez Governorate, received the personalized towel - that carries name and slogan of the city - after a teaching supervisor randomly picked him from among students who excelled in their mid-terms. A photo of Mo’men receiving the "award" was shared on social media, ...

WATCH: Uproar over video of female Egyptian students dancing in classroom

Monday, 25 December 2017

Egyptian media and several twitter users have posted a video of female students dancing to local street rap music in a classroom in the governorate of Domyat, north of the country. It has also lead to a wave of anger in some quarters and calls for an immediate investigation. The video shows the high school girls at an Arts Secondary school dancing to the ghetto music. As soon as the video went online, it went viral across all social media platforms. Enetually, it lead to the Education ...

Wild boars cause chaos in Japan school

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Two wild boars caused pandemonium at a Japanese school by charging into classes and even taking a dip in the school pool, forcing pupils to interrupt their exams.Television footage showed a wild boar charging around a classroom, bashing its snout against a window in an apparent attempt to escape the school in the western city of Kyoto.Meanwhile, the other boar was taking a soothing dip in the school’s outdoor pool, as stunned pupils looked on. “I was very surprised to see it,” ...

In India, father burns self to death as son could not get admission in school

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A software engineer in India’s IT capital Bengaluru burnt himself to death after his son could not get admission in a leading school, a news report has revealed.According to the India Today report, 35-year-old Ritesh Kumar had paid a hefty sum for the admission of his 7-year-old son. The payment was made to a company that gave tutorials.But when Ritesh’s son couldn’t secure admission first time around, he was returned half the money with the promise of admission the next ...

VIDEO: 300-year-old Anglo Arabic school struggles for identity in India

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

An Anglo-Arabic school in India, which was established in the year 1696, has been fighting for identity and resources ever since the British introduced the English language. The school in Delhi, which was established during the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, was ransacked during the mutiny of 1857. Anglo Arabic Secondary School was then a seat of learning for languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit and English and now battles lack of resources.  

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