Two children have been expelled from a private school in Fajara because their mother transferred their elder sister to another private school without notice.
Owned by Lawyer Mary Samba, Groupe Scolaire Diana Mariam is one of the newest private schools in the country.
The parents of the children were shocked when they received a letter telling them the school’s placement committee has decided to discontinue their kids’ admission because their decision to withdraw their eldest child “tends to bring the school into dispute and its unacceptable.”
They wrote: “The committee has therefore concluded that you have no confidence in the school and has under the circumstances deemed it necessary to ask you to immediately withdraw her siblings.”
The children’s mother described the letter shocking and a slap in the face.
“How can you expel two children over their parents’ decision to transfer their sister? This is completely wrong and we have written to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to lodge a complaint against Groupe Scolaire Diana Mariam.”
In their letter to the ministry, the parents revealed their children were detained and isolated from their classmates for more than six hours before being expelled.
They want the ministry to investigate the wrongful expulsion and inhuman treatment of their children.