Dubai: The Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Higher Education on Tuesday announced that authorities have commissioned an enquiry into the death of a nine-year-old boy.
The ministry expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences over the death of Eissa Thamer Al Baloushi, a former elementary student at Omar Ibn Al Aas, who passed away on Monday.
On its official twitter account, the Ministry of Education, said: “Representatives from [government departments] will investigate the circumstances that led to the death of the student, and has stopped the teacher from working until the investigation is completed. The ministry asserts that it will not hesitate to take all necessary measures to maintain the security and safety of our students.”
ممثلين عن وزارة الصحة والفتوى والتشريع والتربية للوقوف على كافة ظروف وملابسات وفاة الطالب عيسى ثامر البلوشي كما أمر بوقف المعلمة عن العمل لحين الانتهاء من التحقيق
وتؤكد وزارة التربية أنها لن تتوانى في اتخاذ كافة الاجراءات اللازمة للحفاظ على أمن وسلامة أبنائنا الطلبه والطالبات— وزارة التربية (@MOEKUWAIT) February 13, 2018
Minister Hamid Al Azmi said that three independent authorities will lead the investigation, which will include the Ministry of Health and the Fatwa and Legislation Department, according to the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA.
In a parliamentary session, Al Azmi said that the young boy was beaten on his chest by his Arab teacher.
According to Al Watan reports, the child was hit several times, and was not allowed to leave the classroom to call his parents.
After profusely sobbing for several hours, Al Baloushi’s mother took him to hospital, where he died later that day.
Al Azmi confirmed that the ministry will take all the legal procedures necessary and will strictly implement the law against those responsible for the student's death.