More cultural misunderstandings between East and West.
The MidEast news agency MENA quotes the Examiner and Indo on 'one of Ireland's most unorthodox property tycoon' Mansfield's claim to have a contract with the Kingdom's education ministry under which 750 Saudi students would attend its new Citywest Institute.
Dublin school claims accommodating 750 Saudi students
Something must have been lost in translation between Tallaght and Riyadh.
Saudis deny contract for students in Citywest - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 27, 2010...but in a statement on the ministry of higher education’s website, ministry deputy for scholarship affairs Dr Abdullah Al Mosa said the Citywest institute was “not recommended by the ministry and never was contracted”.
Dr Al Mosa said: “The claim that 750 students are going to study English at Mansfield Group’s Citywest institute is far from real.”
Mindful of the hazards of being misquoted in two languages perhaps, no comment was made by the Group when MENA and the Irish Times asked for a view on the Saudi statement.