Bahrain university faces security-related closure
The Higher Education Council (HEC) has "issued a final warning" against Kingdom University, giving it a week's deadline to submit approvals or face shutdown
A private-sector university in Bahrain faces the risk of closure due to poor appropriate security arrangements at its Riffa premises.
The kingdom's Higher Education Council (HEC) has "issued a final warning" against the university team, which has been "ordered to submit an official certificate from the Civil Defence Directorate" within a week from 28 June, 2017.
Failure to receive the certificate would result in closure for the university.
HEC has also said the university will "be held legally accountable for any health or physical harm sustained by students, employees, or people present at the premises".
Kingdom University will, in line with the order, operate its premises at minimum capacity, and "restrict work to necessary cases" to ensure user safety during the week.
HEC's general-secretariat said Kingdom University failed to submit an update certificate from the civil defence authority, which would have accredited the school's safety and security measures, state agency BNA reported.