The students always learn their lesson more if it is practical, in case of theoretical lesson, they need to understand the content of the lesson, understand it well and then memorize or retain the same to get prepared for the examination.
Saudi Teacher Conducted a Practical Class at Local Morgue
Keeping in view of the above, the Saudi Islamic studies teacher conducted a practical class at a local morgue in Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia to demonstrate the students the process of washing and dressing a body with the required clothes as per Islam. Read more: How Four Robbers were Caught Using Satellite Technology in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Teacher Made Arrangements to Photograph the Lesson
Not only doing the practical in front of the students but the Saudi teacher ensured that the entire lesson of practical related to preparing of the dead bodies for the burial to be photographed accordingly. Read more: Cigarette Causes Explosion at the Wedding Party in Saudi Arabia
Headlines in the country on Taking the Students to Morgue
Soon the picture and the related photograph of the class of this teacher went public, the people started commenting on the social media. The responses of the people were mixed, some said that the Saudi teacher has done good as every child must know this process as it is required by the Islam.
However, the others commented that the said process was not a congenial experience for the children as they are very little in age and are quite small to bear all this and focus attentively. The ones who responded negatively stated that there are many other ways to conduct this training and explain this process instead of doing this practically in front of the children. Read more: Speedy Driver Makes Terrible Car Accident in Riyadh
Announcement by the Spokesman of Education Department
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HAS ALREADY ORDERED AN INVESTIGATION IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED INCIDENT AND HAS ASKED TO SUBMIT THE REPORT AT EARLIEST SO THAT THE REQUIRED ACTION CAN BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY.
It is said that the ministry ordered an investigation because the students were too young to be watching the washing of dead bodies and experience the same in front of their eyes, however, they admitted the fact that the required lesson on the washing of the dead and its burial was the part of the curriculum.
Nominee of Excellence in Teaching Award
Despite the outrage and astonishment, the teacher is reported to be a nominee for an Excellence in teaching award. Several teachers and parents seemed to be OK with the practical class being given at the morgue. Some defended the Saudi teacher by saying he was giving students a practical application of theories. But, then there were many who believed the lesson is flat-out unacceptable.
Check out the below messages responded on the above mentioned incident by the people which went viral on the social media specially Twitter
Source: Saudi Gazette