A peek into court affairs leaves a mark on pupils

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A peek into court affairs leaves a mark on pupils

A legal awareness programme targeting youngsters with ages ranging from 14 to 17 is making positive strides in its second year, a top prosecutor says.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Mon 29 Oct 2012, 9:27 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:40 AM

“With the beginning of the new academic year, we have widened our awareness plan to include private schools. So ten new private schools will benefit (from awareness programme) Nibras alongside ten other public schools,” Family and Juvenile Prosecution Chief Prosecutor Mohammed Rustom Bu Abdullah said.

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As many as 60 pupils will benefit from the programme in each school.

Bu Abdullah said the programme was already appearing to have a good impact on pupils’ behaviour.

“Nibras has come as a great opportunity for the youth to get a glimpse of the work nature of the Public Prosecution and the police, and how both are inter-related.”

Bu Abdullah said introducing the pupils to the court chamber was the most instructive and intimidating part.

“They got to know what would happen to whoever commits a crime.

“They saw the judge bench, the police officers standing guard in court, the registrar and became a bit familiar with the overall process that was sort of educational and a wake-up call of what happens in real life.”

The chief prosecutor added that Nibras would not totally prevent crimes and offences among the youth but he thought it would certainly contribute to curbing them.- mary@khaleejtimes.com

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