RAK school fire spurs review

The official from the Ministry of Education said all students were safe and that the safety of each pupil was a priority above any other matter.

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Marwan Al Sawaleh, undersecretary at the Ministry of Education, on Monday visited Al Hemham High School for girls, in Ras Al Khaimah, following a fire that broke out in the old resources room the previous day.

The official said all students were safe and that the safety of each pupil was a priority above any other matter.

The Minister of Education, Hussain Al Hammadi, is closely following up on the incident and has ordered a swift clean-up of the scene, Mr Al Sawaleh said.

The minister has asked that a comprehensive review of all existing safety and security systems in public schools be carried out

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