Posted by : Aahil Shaik Saturday, August 26, 2023

Parents to face Jail, on Student skipping School in Saudi Arabia

Parents of students who skip school for 20 days without a valid reason risk going to jail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as per the local newspaper. See Also : MOH advice on swimming to avoid children drowning

According to the Makkah newspaper report, the guardian is subject to an investigation by the public prosecution under the kingdom's Child Protection Law, if the student misses 20 days of school without a valid reason.

- If the parent is proven to have been careless regarding the student's absence, the prosecutor will send the case to the law court after the inquiry is complete so that the judge will have the authority to impose a jail sentence of an appropriate term against the parent. Know : Fine for making sounds near schools in Saudi Arabia

- According to the source, this action is a part of attempts to guarantee "ideal studies" in the upcoming academic year.

- The school administrator must report the case to the relevant education department, which will then launch an investigation, listing the legal action procedure against the absentee student's guardian, said that newspaper in its report.

- The case would then be forwarded by the education department to the Ministry of Education. The student's statement would be heard by a family care department to find out the reason for the absence from class. Recommend : Penalty for bypassing school bus while they are loading or unloading students

- Before the case is sent to court for hearing, the parent would be sent to prosecution for inquiry. Education authorities made no quick comments in response to this newspaper report.

- After a two-month summer break, more than 6 million students across all educational levels in Saudi Arabia returned to school earlier this week.

- The kingdom's 38-week, three-semester school year is broken up into 60 separate holidays in addition to a 68-day summer break. Watch : Free Child vaccination in Saudi Arabia

- An official schedule states that the first semester lasts through November 16. Ten days later, the second semester is scheduled to start and last until February 22. March 3 through June 10 are the dates for the third.

- New courses like earth sciences, space sciences, and event management are now offered in secondary school in the kingdom as of the start of the new academic year.

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