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Resolution: Detained Teacher

This is what is now appearing as “new statement” on the Bayan Bilingual School public announcement board on their website at the BBS website:

Due to the efforts of BBS management and the broader BBS community, in conjunction with expert Kuwaiti legal counsel, the situation regarding our Deputy Middle School Principal has been resolved.

We would like to thank every member of the Kuwait community and parents of the BBS students who have supported BBS throughout this process, and special thanks to the Kuwait Human Rights Society for their extraordinary support and empathy during this situation.

Thanks to blog commenter “Sailor” for keeping us up to date on this resolution. 🙂

July 2, 2007 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Communication, Community, Crime, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Social Issues


  1. hmmm i think i’ll wait for an ISR statement which i’m sure will come.

    not that i dont trust bayan of course 😛

    Comment by sknkwrkz | July 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. It’s pretty vague. But I am guessing that the resolution called for vagueness and lack of details in order to save face. I hope she didn’t have to grovel. I hate it when you have to grovel for a simple right like leaving. Because the Human Rights Commission got involved, there is some hope that it was all just . . . resolved.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 2, 2007 | Reply

  3. Are her family going to apologize to kids from Kuwait’s english schools for asking their teachers to leave?

    Comment by Lisa | July 3, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Lisa, I think I remember your saying you are a British woman who will return to Kuwait in September with four children.

    No one asked the teachers to leave. The International School Review warned teachers that in Kuwait, there are few protections for teachers. Parents hit teachers. Kids cannot be appropriately disciplined. One teacher wrote that you do fine as long as you give the child the good grade, whether earned or not. This parent was outraged when his son was put in an in-school detention for fighting, and swore to make her life hell, to “destroy” her.

    Traditionally, teachers have held a revered position in the Middle East. It would be a good thing to see that respect return.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 3, 2007 | Reply

  5. is the kuwaiti family gonna apologise for the crap teachers that will now flood kuwait ?

    oh and resolution indeed it seems, the story is on the arab times front page.

    hehehe and it mentions one line about bloggers raising the issue.

    Comment by sknkwrkz | July 3, 2007 | Reply

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