Education in the UAE
The UAE has just set up a new council to upgrade education in the country, after educational authorities in Dubai gave schools in the city a bad report card.
June 8, 2009 6:20 by kippreport
Last month, Aimen Zeeshan, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl in Abu Dhabi, died, allegedly after being locked inside her school bus for at least three hours. The Abu Dhabi Educational Zone is still continuing the investigation into her death.
The case came after another four year old, Atish Shabin, died in Abu Dhabi in April last year after being locked in a school bus that was transporting him to kindergarten.
“I had sincerely believed the tragedy and trauma we underwent would never happen to other parents,” Shabin Sreedharan, Atish’s father told Gulf News after Zeeshan’s death. “Even after repeated media reports and reminders from authorities, why does it happen again?” he asked.
That’s a question that authorities in the country are still trying to answer.