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Parents, schools must handle children’s issues sensitively

Posted on September 26th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

Prajakta Joshi, September 26, 2017

Source: Sakal Times

PUNE: When incidents like abuse or even corporal punishment happen in a school, it doesn’t just affect the victim but also other children. For instance, after the murder of a 7-year-old at Ryan International School, Gurgaon, there were reports of his classmates being scared of going back to school, and the panicked parents too were agitated.

Hyper-vigilance from parents creates negative impact 
Speaking about the need for this issue to be handled in a sensitive manner, city-based child psychiatrist Dr Bhushan Shukla said, “Whenever such incidents happen, Read the rest of this entry »

No structural audit of most ZP schools, officials admit

Posted on September 26th, 2017 in Education Department, Infrastructure |

Ardhra Nair,  September 26 , 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Most zilla parishad (ZP) schools in Pune district have never had a structural audit done, primary education department officials have said.

Placing the blame on the ZP works department, the officials said it was the responsibility of that department to carry out audits periodically .

However, a visual audit was conducted by the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) team in 2011-12 for only school buildings built under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The report was submitted last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Security measures surprise PTA checks, Third party audits

Posted on September 26th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

Aliaya khan , September 25, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

With the Safety of School Students on Campus being the latest concern of schools after the horrifying murder of a student in the toilet of rayan international School, Gurgaon Most School Management say they have now to relook at the security of the students on the campus in an entire new light .

With most schools already having installed CCTV Cameras on campus or ensuring lady attendants are present in buses or toilets the schools are now going beyond the “expected” measures, stating that it isn’t Enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools revamp security measures

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

Prajakta Joshi, September 23, 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Post the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old student at Ryan International School, Gurugram, many schools in the city have started revamping the security management systems in their premises. As the news of the incident made headlines around the country, the parents started worrying about their kids. They even started questioning the school authorities on whether the school they are sending their children to is safe enough or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »