This is awkward, but it is the most shared story among Saudi Twitter users today: a Saudi man has married a high school student, a teacher and a principle. All the three belong to the same school. He also has a fourth wife who works as an educational supervisor, and her work includes overseeing the school where her husband’s three other wives work. The bizarre story was published in Okaz today. The paper did not name the man, but it said he is in his fifties and lives in the southern region of Jizan.
My favorite tweets commenting on the story come courtesy of Ali Sheneamer, a man originally from Jizan, who described the polygamist as being “in bed with the ministry!” Sheneamer added: “Stop him from penetrating our education system!” But someone pointed out that when it comes to marriage in the sector, quality is far more important than quantity. The example he cited is the Education Minister who is, of course, married to the King’s daughter.