A total 111 Education Ministry employees have so far been suspended and referred to the Civil Service Bureau to face legal action. “The measure follows from the investigation committee in charge of probing the employees’ involvement in the recent unrest which gripped Bahrain”, Education Ministry Dr Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi said.
He announced that the probe committees had concluded their fact-finding work and submitted the first batch of reports regarding flagrant school violations during the unrest. The probe committees investigated the cases of employees involved in the unrest and submitted recommendations to suspend them and refer them to the Civil Service Bureau to face action. The ministry defended its decision to suspend the employees pending investigation under the article 22 of the law 48 on civil service for 2010. In an interview with Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Dr Al-Nuaimi described the call to strike by the Bahrain Teachers’ Society as part of political incitement. “The association call for the strike for political reasons in a bid to cripple schools”, he added.