The Media Office of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education issued the following statement:
A number of social media circulated a video that includes clear bullying by senior students in a private school, against a student of a young age group, and this outrageous act aroused the indignation of the parents and public opinion.
As soon as the Special Education Department in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education was informed of the circulating video, the department’s head acted under the directives of the Minister of Education, Dr. Abbas al-Halabi, and informed the concerned school administration that it had taken appropriate and deterrent measures. The Ministry also received an audio message from a woman claiming to be the mother of the bullying student, who claimed that the school had done what should be done about the matter.
In view of this matter, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education considers that the clear process of bullying requires legal and educational measures, and therefore the Ministry is acting as a protector of children’s rights, given that this heinous act becomes a model that can be repeated if the perpetrator is covered up. Or he did not take a deterrent measure to prevent any other students from thinking about doing the same.
Therefore, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is giving the concerned school administration until next Wednesday morning, to receive a file with the necessary legal procedures, which note the correction of the psychological effects on the child concerned and work to address them. And this is at the risk of taking measures against the administration, in accordance with the terrifying laws of the procedure.