Review workshop of school heads on child safety held

Port Blair
5 Nov 2017

A review workshop with all the Heads of the Government / Government-aided / unaided/ local body schools under South Andaman District was held last Friday at Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair for reviewing safety measures of the of school children.  Altogether 200 heads of the schools attended the meeting.
The Deputy Director Education (Admn/HoO), Mr Shubhankar Ghosh, was the chief guest on the occasion. He spoke on the importance of the role of the school administration towards the safety of Children studying in schools of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, He highlighted the need to ensure physical safety and mental and  emotional health of school children on the basis of circular issued by the MHRD, CBSE and by the Education department and directed all heads of schools for proper implementation.  Upholding the points mentioned in the CBSE Circular on child safety, the DDE (Admn) directed all the heads of schools to identify the vulnerable spots where safety measures have to be taken. Points like installation of CCTV, assessment of school building and compound wall, police verification and psychometric evaluation done for all the supporting staff employed, preparation of check list before excursion tour and formation of various committees were also stressed. The DDE (Admn) also interacted with the heads of schools and given clarification on the points raised by them.
Earlier, Mr Suresh Kumar, DDE( Perl /Acad.) welcomed the chief guest and others present in the meeting. In his welcome address he focused on the Child Safety, and also said that this type of review meetings will definitely help the department for proper implementation and requested all to take this platform for an open discussion to get clarity on the topic.
Mr R. K. Singh, State Project Officer (SSA/RMSA) and Mr Gyan Sheel Dubey, DEO, Wimberley Gunj presented PPT on the topic Child Safety. Principals of some of the schools also expressed their best practices and action plan on school safety and other aspects before the audience for information to all. Copy of circular issued by MHRD, CBSE and Minutes of the Meeting on Child Safety was provided to all schools for strict compliance. Mr Mammen Thomas, Principal, SIE & Deputy Education Officer, South Andaman proposed the vote of thanks.