Ministry of Education – Book Clearance


In the 60s,70s, and even the 80s, the books that were produced by the Ministry of Education were used all over the Gulf by many GCC countries and a few Arab countries. As with many things they were great in the past, but now its not even a shadow of its former self.

Recently I heard of an incident with the Ministry of Education and a few of the private schools. Any private school has to submit the book it uses for approval by the MoE, which makes sense, if things were perfect. Some books get banned and some get approved, and during one visit to the private school to check on the books one of the teachers asked why a book was banned, she said because it has nudity, and the teacher was confused as it doesn’t. Then the government employee said her colleague watch the movie and it had nudity so the book was banned, but then the teacher replied the book is different. Then the employee replies that the movie has nudity so the book was banned. The concept that the book and the movie were different was not being comprehended.

So now the ministry basis the book approvals through movies viewings, I wonder what they do when there isn’t a movie. And now The Great Gatsby is going to be released soon with Leonardo DiCaprio and you know there will probably be a few frisky scenes, and if its the same process then they will probably ban that book too.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Ahmad

    This post is funny that it makes me want to cry!

    But I’m not surprised since the people responsible for this task were apparently the D students in their class. The ones who watch the movie to write an essay on the book.

    They’re clearly in the wrong job!

  2. Just perfect. They flushed our healthcare system down the toilet and now they’re trying to stop our kids from learning anything useful.

    I could have done it better if I had a shot gun aimed at my foot…… talk about shooting ourselves in the leg.

  3. @Ahmad – I know! Kids used to do that, now the people supervising aren’t even bothering to read the cliff notes! lol

    @Saud N. – They won’t learn anything through our current system and teachers in the public system are treated like crap! Very sad!

  4. @vampire – Welcome to Kuwait my friend! lol

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