Statement from Indian Community School Kuwait’s Board of Trustees on recent crisis

icskKUWAIT: The Board of Trustees of the Indian Community School Kuwait held a meeting at the Senior School (ICSK) premises on Monday, March 28,2016. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, S K Wadhawan informed the members that the sponsor had returned the keys of the boardroom and the adjoining office on Sunday,.

All the members present in the country including the Vice Chairman Bobby Mathew, Secretary Vijay Karayil, Treasurer Sunil Kumar and Joint Secretary Santhosh Mathew attended the meeting which lasted for nearly four hours. The extraordinary situation that had developed late last week was discussed.

The board reiterated that it was in close discussions with the Indian government and Embassy of India in Kuwait as well as the school’s Council of Elders to amicably resolve the differences with the Kuwaiti sponsor. Further, the board has reassured all the staff members and the parents of all students that these developments would not affect the smooth functioning of the school in any way.

With regard to the differences with the sponsor related to the land allotted by the government of Kuwait for the construction of a new school, the board informed that all necessary measures are being taken to resolve these differences.

It was also announced that the finances of the school are managed properly and no room exists for any misappropriation or manipulation.

The school carries out yearly financial audits and the annual audited financials are posted on the school website every year. Any Indian citizen is welcome to visit the board room and review the financials. The Board of Trustees has reiterated its solidarity and commitment to serve the Indian community in Kuwait through diligent governance and expressed that it will continue to provide quality education at an affordable fees to the children of Indians in Kuwait.

This article was published on 29/03/2016