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School faces action for objectionable learning material

Wednesday، 15 September 2021 09:37 PM

A private school is facing legal action after it was found distributing an educational resource for Grade 10, featuring content that is contrary to the Islamic religion and the values and customs of the society, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has said.
This came to light after a parent complained about the matter on September 14, the MoEHE said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday.

In response, the competent authority at the ministry went directly to the school concerned to verify the matter and found that the school had indeed violated the circular regarding the revision of educational resources.
All schools are obliged to review new educational resources and ensure that they do not contain anything that contradicts the Islamic religion and the values and customs of the society, while obtaining prior approval from the competent authority at the MoEHE before distributing the resources to their respective students, the statement noted.
The school has been directed to take all necessary measures to immediately remove the educational resource, the ministry said, adding that the matter has also been referred to the department concerned to take legal action regarding the violation.
“We hereby extend our heartfelt appreciation to the parent who responded effectively to this violation, and we reiterate our keen interest to prevent such violations. We call upon all parents to co-operate with us and notify us directly of such violations, if any, by contacting us,” the MoEHE said.

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