Bahraini father, daughter ordered to pay BD20,000 to Education Ministry for failing to earn Master’s degree
TDT | Manama
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The High Administrative Court has ordered a Bahraini man and his daughter to pay BD20,000 to the Ministry of Education (MoE) which sponsored her to earn a Master’s degree, but she failed to do that.
According to court files, the two agreed with the Ministry to sponsor her to earn a Master’s degree as she was one of its employees. And as per the agreement, she was sent to a European country. However, she dropped out, prompting the Education Ministry to order her to pay the amount it covered to sponsor her education.
As per the court files, the woman didn’t just fail to complete her studies but also resigned from her post at the Ministry. She rejected all the calls to reach a peaceful settlement by paying the agreed amount, although her father pledged for that when the agreement was reached.
The father is said to have submitted medical papers claiming that she wasn’t medically sound enough to continue working or studying, stating that this had caused her to drop out from her studies and resign from her job.
On the other hand, the court rejected such claims in its ruling, adding that the medical report didn’t state that she wasn’t fit enough to meet her legal obligations. The Court of First Instance had issued a similar verdict, which was appealed by the duo. The High Appeals Court rejected their challenge.