NISA issues safety advisory for schools

Nagaland Post
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Following the death of a 7-year old student of Ryan International School, Gurugram, the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) has issued advisory to schools across India in order to curb any further mishaps/incidents of such kind in the future.

It advised schools to have well equipped CCTV surveillance system in all classrooms, corridors, staircases, main gate and strategic areas and have the display of the same surveillance in the principal’s cabin or have a dedicated staff to monitor the CCTV’s footages.

A committee including the Teachers and the PTA to be set up and also the Surveillance Committee consisting of PTA members to carry surprise visits to schools to check that safety measures are in order. It also asked schools to check the functioning of CCTVs on a regular basis. Further, schools have been asked to carry out fire audit and drills for quick and safe evacuation during any untoward contingency.

NISA also advised that students needed to be educated about “Good Touch and Bad Touch”.

It said schools need to carry out police verification of drivers and watchman(s) from time to time and also conduct various training programs for them and keep watch on their behavioural pattern.

Further, NISA said that schools should involve parents and inform them about all the safety precautions taken to make them and their children feel safe at school.

Meanwhile, NISA has expressed heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased and at the same time condemned the incident.

It may be noted that NISA represents over 56,400 schools, from 20 state associations, which cater to the needs of nearly 9.35 million school children.