Bahrain to combat chaos in schools
Manama, July 11, 2011
Education chiefs in Bahrain are being forced into action to combat a campaign of disruption in the kingdom's classrooms.
"Constant attempts" are being made to cause "chaos" in some schools, exposing pupils to danger, according to a Cabinet statement issued yesterday (July 10).
"The Education Ministry is to take necessary measures to deal with chaos and constant attempts to delay the learning process at some schools and instigate students to disobey school regulations, in addition to exposing students to dangers," said a statement issued after a weekly meeting.
The meeting, chaired by HRH Prime Minster Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at Gudaibiya Palace, also discussed the need to safeguard Bahrain's social security system and the future of the pension system.
Two memos outlining visions for the pension system and the General Organisation for Social Insurance (Gosi) were referred to a Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs, while the meeting discussed options to extend the duration of pension funds and protect pensioners.
The Premier also briefed the Cabinet on his meetings with Kuwaiti Prime Minster Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Almed Al Sabah and his Egyptian counterpart Dr Issam Sharaf.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved a parliamentary proposal to implement a precise media strategy to combat misinformation being spread about Bahrain by satellite channels, websites and newspapers.
An agreement was also reached on forming a national committee chaired by the Health Ministry to combat chronic diseases, which will develop a national plan to promote health among all ages.
Legislation could also be introduced to reduce risk factors. – TradeArabia News Service
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