Brit teacher involved in Sudan teddy row gets a job in ChinaFebruary 16th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.16 (ANI): A teacher who was jailed and close to being sentenced to death for naming a teddy bear Mohammed in a school in Khartoum, Sunda, has found a new job in China.
Fifty-four-year-old Gillian Gibbons will teach at an English language primary school in capital Beijing for the next 18 months, The Sun reports.
Gibbons was sentenced to 15 days in jail in Sudan last November after allowing her six and seven-year-old pupils to name their teddy after Islams Prophet.
She was freed early after being pardoned by Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan, in December.
Gillian, of Liverpool, jets off this weekend.
She said: My attitude is bad things can happen wherever you are.
Im a bit of a traveller and an adventurer. But there wont be any bears because Ill be teaching a different year group.
Recalling her drama, she added: Obviously when you go to another country it could take a lifetime to learn about.
But I wasnt as naive as some people made me out to be. (ANI)
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