Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Education Department will soon raise boundary walls of the city government schools. The decision has been taken years after the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) had directed all the schools affiliated to it. CBSE circulars to all schools, has asked to increase the height of boundary walls for the security of government school students.
According to the information given by an official from the Education Department, all the schools have been asked to send the current condition and height of the boundary walls and after surveying the conditions of these walls, the department will then prepare a proposal for revamping the boundary walls as per the CBSE norms.
“As per the CBSE guidelines, the boundary walls of each government school should have nine feet height, of this, six feet will be the compound wall along with three feet of barbed wire, “added the official.
“Revamping of school boundary walls was a long pending decision and we are happy that after a long time, the department is paying some heed to the security of the school students. With this the revamping will also help the school management to keep a check on the indiscipline and bunking of classes,” shared Swarn Singh Kamboj, president, UT Cadre Educational Employees Union.
“At present many government schools are having low boundary walls which are not only compromising with students’ safety but also leave the premises vulnerable to anti-social elements. Many times some outsiders having an old enmity with the students, enter the schools’ premises and create ruckus inside the campus,” shared a teacher from Government Model Senior Secondary School sector 37.
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