After the barbarous murder of the Class 2 student Pradyuman’s body was found in a pool of blood inside the toilet of the Ryan International School in Gurgaon, Haryana government has decided to amend strict laws safety of students in schools on Friday.
It was announced at a press conference in Chandigarh by the state Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Friday.
Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, K K Khandelwal said in a statement, “Proper attendance record would have to be maintained, reporting of absentees, compulsory ID cards for the staff and students, special attention to a secured access to accident and abuse-prone areas inside the school and extreme caution to prevent a child from drowning, electric shock, fire or injury are some of the measures the regulations prescribe”.
Further to this he said, no construction work should be carried out during the school hours, no labourers should be allowed to come near students, female sweepers should access the toilets used by the students.
Trained and trusted staff to be employed as school bus drivers, he said.
Other safety measures which would be conducted inside the school premises include mock drills, proper sensitization, providing self-defense training, violation and humiliation.