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Schools need an eye beyond CCTV cameras

Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

A Mariyam Alavi, September 15, 2017

Source: The Times of India

IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE A major overhaul of policy and practices needed to ensure students’ safety in schools A student was found murdered in Ranchi. A student drowned in a swimming pool at Bhopal. Such incidents are happening everywhere… But it happens more so in private schools because of a lack of vigilance
PRIYANK KANOONGO, member of RTE and NCPCR Just one or even ten cameras are not sufficient. At Bal Bharti Public School in Pitampura, we have 300 such cameras in every corner of the school. But how many schools will actually be able to afford it? Read the rest of this entry »

Schools step up safety measures for students

Posted on September 13th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

SwatiShindeGole, September 13, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools across the city have begun to ramp up their safety measures after the Gurugram incident where a minor was murdered recently .

The heads of many schools are ensuring that their entire campus is under close circuit camera coverage and issuing identification cards to every person entering the premises.

The Bishop’s School has requested parents to check if the photograph of the driver and the attendant of a private transport bus in which their ward is travelling is visible on the cellphone app and student information system. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety guidelines issued to Pune schools by IESA

Posted on September 12th, 2017 in Infrastructure, Management |

ST Correspondent, September 12, 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: In light of the horrid murder of 7-year-old Pradyumna Thakur at Ryan International School, Gurgaon, Independent English Schools Association (IESA) has issued guidelines to the schools in Pune, to prevent any such incident from
happening here.

“We strongly condemn the murder of the little boy, that happened due to the negligence on part of the school,” Jagruti Dharmadhikari, President, IESA said. Read the rest of this entry »

City’s Ryan Intl ups its security arrangements

Posted on September 12th, 2017 in Infrastructure |

Meeta Ramnani, September 12, 2017

Source: Mirror
Concerned parents coordinating urgently with school’s local campus on various steps; within days, new safety rules apparent on premises
The discovery of a murdered Class II student in Gurugram last week, lying in a pool of blood with his throat slit after resisting sexual assault by a school bus conductor, sent shockwaves through the entire country. Following this, a group of 30 terrified parents of children studying at the Pune-based Ryan International School -a branch of the school at which the appalling crime occurred -rushed to the campus to demand an upgrade in security. Read the rest of this entry »

PMC schools in no shape for Swachh race

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Competition, Infrastructure |

Siddharth Gadkari, September 10, 2017

Source: Mirror
Bereft of basic facilities such as toilets and drinking water, 246 out of 312 institutes are still waiting for aid
While the state government has announced a Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for government schools, institutes run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) are in such dismal condition that participating in the competition seems out of the question. Out of 312 schools, around 246 schools lack basic facilities such as drinking water and toilets. To make matters worse, the school board is now facing a funding crunch, so it seems unlikely these issues will be addressed anytime soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Veer Savarkar Primary School to be equipped for smart classes

Posted on September 4th, 2017 in Education, Infrastructure |

Shiladitya Pandit, September 04, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) laid the foundation of a new English primary school in the Bhimpura area of Camp at the site of a previously abandoned school building.

The new school will be equipped with state-of-theart learning facilities. It will only retain the name from the old institution-Veer Savarkar Primary School. Everything else about the school will be brand new: from the school building, to teachers and classrooms. Read the rest of this entry »

First day at school a nightmare – Chinchwad school’s false ceiling comes crashing down, rain breaks glass windows

Posted on June 14th, 2017 in Infrastructure |

Archana Dahiwal, Jun 14, 2017

Source: Mirror

Concerned parents agitate in front of Global Indian International School gates; four let in after hours into premises to see the classrooms are shocked to witness the picture of ruin; demand assurance for student safety
It was the first day of the new academic session on Monday at the Global Indian International School (GIIS), Chinchwad, and classes for Std IX were on at the 5th floor of their old building, when a part of the false ceiling in one of the classes came crashing down. One student sustained minor injuries, while others had a narrow escape. Read the rest of this entry »

Maharashtra bans junk food in school canteens, cites obesity fears

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in Education, Infrastructure |

Abhishek Choudhari & Vinamrata Borwankar|  May 10 2017

Source : The Indian Express

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of junk food in school canteens. Based on recommendations the Centre issued over two years ago, the state has told schools not to sell food `High in Fat, Salt and Sugar’ (HFSS) and has suggested healthy alternatives. The decision has been taken looking at childhood obesity+ and related diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools issued safety norms after boy’s death

Posted on December 9th, 2016 in Infrastructure |

Meeta Ramnani | 9 December 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Following the death of standard VI student 12-year-old Shubham Khandale at the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) run Rajiv Gandhi E-learning School in Sahakar Nagar on Tuesday, the deputy director of education has listed guidelines on infrastructure for schools. Shubham lost his life while trying to fetch a shuttlecock from the third floor while playing badminton. Read the rest of this entry »

Old city school goes biometric

Posted on November 25th, 2016 in Education, Infrastructure |

Darshana Daga, 25 November 2016

Source: Mirror

New system at Bhave High School to tackle bunking, save teachers’ attendance-taking time; now, a punch sends an attendance report to parents’ phones
If your school-time nostalgia is often marked by fond memories of playing truant and skipping classes, and asking a friend to play `proxy’ and mark your attendance, it seems to be the end of days for such naughty behaviour. Read the rest of this entry »