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Tahfiz school lacked safety requirements – Tengku Adnan

Tahfiz school lacked safety requirements – Tengku Adnan

Kuala Lumpur – The residential building of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Jalan Keramat Hujung here, which caught fire early today, reportedly lacked the safety requirements said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said based on his observation together with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) at the scene, […]

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Security reviewed at Prince George’s school after arrest

Security reviewed at Prince George’s school after arrest

British police said they were reviewing security at four-year-old Prince George’s school in London on Wednesday after a woman was arrested for attempted burglary from the exclusive establishment. “We are working with the school, which is attended by His Royal Highness Prince George, to review its security arrangements after the incident,” London’s Metropolitan Police said […]

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Shot for supporting education, Malala finishes school

Shot for supporting education, Malala finishes school

A Taliban gunman shot her in the head for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan. On Friday, Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai completed her schooling in Britain, calling the achievement “bittersweet”. “Today is my last day of school and my first day on @Twitter,” she wrote on her newly opened account, which gained […]

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Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Manila – The Philippines military said Islamist militants who had holed up in a primary school in the south early on Wednesday with some civilians had retreated after a gunbattle with troops, and there were no casualties. No students were taken hostage at the school in Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato province on Mindanao island, […]

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Bomb hits girls’ school in NW Pakistan – Police

Bomb hits girls’ school in NW Pakistan – Police

Pakistan – A bomb exploded outside a girls’ school in northwestern Pakistan early Monday, wounding two police officers but injuring no students as classes had not yet begun, authorities said. The bomb at the school in a suburb of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, detonated as a counter-terrorism police vehicle drove by, officials said. “Two […]

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Traffic cops shocked to find school MPV crammed with 36 kids

Traffic cops shocked to find school MPV crammed with 36 kids

Hong Kong – Traffic police in China recently pulled over a seven-seat multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) van that was found to be carrying 36 school children, a teacher and a driver, the state broadcaster CCTV reported. The driver, surnamed Bai, runs a local kindergarten in Nanyang, Henan province and is responsible for taking the children to […]

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At least four people shot at California elementary school

San Bernardino – A special education teacher and one of her students were fatally shot by her estranged husband when he opened fire with a high-caliber revolver before killing himself in her classroom at a San Bernardino, California, elementary school, police said. A second student was badly wounded by the gunman, who authorities said had […]

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NZ school sorry after Sweeney Todd pupils’ throats cut

NZ school sorry after Sweeney Todd pupils’ throats cut

Wellington – A New Zealand school finally apologised Thursday a year after a near-fatal mishap in which the throats of two pupils were sliced open during a production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The accident occurred last April when two 16-year-old boys were injured while performing in the musical about a […]

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Philippine education ministry rejects school condoms

Philippine education ministry rejects school condoms

Manila – The Philippine education ministry has rejected a plan to distribute condoms in schools, authorities said Friday, blocking a move meant to stop one of Asia’s fastest growing HIV epidemics. The health department said in December it would give out contraceptives in schools as part of a strategy to prevent HIV infections, prompting criticism […]

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Teacher, two students stabbed at Sydney school

Teacher, two students stabbed at Sydney school

Sydney – A teacher and two students were stabbed at a high school in Sydney Thursday with a teenager arrested nearby carrying three knives, but police ruled out any terror links. Images from the scene showed a meat cleaver among items seized from the 16-year-old boy, a fellow student. “I didn’t kill anyone. You have […]

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