(MENAFN - Arab Times) MP Askar Al-Enzi has submitted a query to the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf about medical provisions at the clinic of the school attended by late female student Norah Al-Mutairi, reports Al-Anba daily.
He asked if there is a clinic in the school. If "Yes", Al-Enzi wants to know the level of medical preparedness in the school, in addition to training courses held for staff of the clinic and whether the clinic is short of medical equipment or manpower? Did the school's administration address the concerned authorities to provide the clinic with its needs?
He also asked if the Ministry of Education and Higher Education organizes training courses for female teachers in the school to deal with emergencies during school hours. What is the value of budget allotted for the school clinics in fiscal year 2011/2012, and the number of the medical clinics equipped in the government and private schools across Farwaniya and Jahra Educational Zones? He wants to know the number of schools at government and private sectors without equipped medical clinics.
"Does Ministry of Education tour the private schools to inspect or check if the schools have clinics? He also asked whether these schools are adequately equipped and demanded relevant documents to support all answers to this query.
Meanwhile, the education authorities are awaiting a report from the General Criminal Evidences Department on the death of a female Kuwaiti student from a school in Sabah Al-Salem, reports Al-Qabas daily.
Director of the Farwaniya Education Area Badriya Al-Khaldi paid a visit to the school and met the teaching staff and the classmates of the victim.
Al-Khalid has announced the suspension of the expatriate teacher who is accused of beating the student before she fell to the ground until the Forensics Department issues its report.
She added that the investigation committee is looking into the possible causes of the death and has spoken to a few students from the class of the late student.
Al-Khaldi announced precautionary measures have been taken by the education department of the area to address the fears of some students and classmates of the deceased particularly 21 of them who remained absent the next day following the incident.
Meanwhile, reliable sources from the General Criminal Evidences Department said a final report will be issued after two weeks. The source added an initial report shows the death was natural and that the student was suffering from a kind of sickness. The sources affirmed there is no criminal evidence in the death of the student.
Meanwhile, the Farwaniya Director of Security Major-General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali met the principal of the concerned school and teachers and students to get first hand information on the incident.