How Yoda toppled a Saudi Education Ministry undersecretary

Al-Issa also ordered the firing of others responsible for the mishap who reviewed and approved for the picture in question. (Shutterstock)

After the publication of the wrong picture of showing Saudi Arabia’s late King Faisal with Star Wars character Yoda, the kingdom’s Minister of Education Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa issued orders to terminate the Under-Secretary for Curricula Dr. Mohammed bin Attia Al-Harthi.

Al-Issa also ordered the firing of others responsible for the mishap who reviewed and approved for the picture in question.

The education minister has also assign Tatweer company for educational services, responsible for printing and reviewing of the kingdom’s educational books, to form a committee headed by Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Assami and others concerned with the restructuring of the department that handles that curricula and educational programs at the ministry.

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In a related context, Al-Issa issued an order appointing Dr. Rashid bin Ghayyad Al-Ghayyad as the deputy for educational curricula and programs in the interim.

The image, which shows the Jedi Master Yoda sitting beside King Faisal as he signed the UN Charter in 1945, was created by the Saudi artist Shaweesh. The artist told the BBC it was not clear how his photoshopped image ended up in the social studies textbooks printed for the current academic year.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55
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