School heads feel need for child protection monitoring system


The rising tide of crimes and assaults involving school students in the state has put a strain on the managements of educational institutions, which are trying to initiate the necessary measures to avoid students being victimised.

The recent rape of a Vasco student within the school premises has traumatised the principals and staff of various schools. The culprit in this case managed to commit the crime and escape even though there were security guards posted at the school gate.
While speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on the precautionary measures to protect the students, most principals and former principals of schools said that schools in the state should set up child protection monitoring system – like checking attendance in every class, not allowing unauthorised visitors inside the premises and maintaining a visitors’ register, giving additional responsibilities to teachers, making students wear ID cards throughout the school hours, preventing class bunking and making canteen facility available within the school premises.[NT]