Incense burners were the source of several school fires in the past.

The Ministry of Education stressed the need to adhere to all safety guidelines by school administrations in order to create a safe environment free of hazards and to protect the health and lives of students and employees of educational institutions.

According to a copy of the safety directive obtained by Al-Hayat, education directorates are supposed to assign safety officers in all education offices to carry out security and safety tasks and to coordinate with the school administrations on the matter.