Se­cu­rity in Schools: Par­ents’ par­tic­i­pa­tion no longer needed Min­istry

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY CHATURANGA SAMARAWICK­RAMA

Since it was ob­served that some schools still con­tinue with the prac­tice of call­ing par­ents to pro­vide se­cu­rity at schools de­spite pre­vi­ous in­struc­tions not to do so, the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry yes­ter­day stressed that there was no fur­ther re­quire­ment to get par­ents to pro­vide se­cu­rity to schools.

The Min­istry said there is a peace­ful at­mos­phere in the coun­try in terms of se­cu­rity.“even though the min­istry an­nounced ear­lier, complaints had been re­ceived claim­ing that par­ents of some schools still as­signed to pro­vide se­cu­rity,”it said.

Armed forces, po­lice and the Civil De­fence Force per­son­nel still been de­ployed for the safety of school chil­dren.

The Min­istry Sec­re­tary had ad­vised all pro­vin­cial sec­re­taries, pro­vin­cial ed­u­ca­tional sec­re­taries, deputy and as­sis­tant di­rec­tors in charge of the di­vi­sions and to all heads of schools.

The complaints which are still be­ing re­ceived com­pelling chil­dren and par­ents to buy trans­par­ent school bags and to re­frain from bring­ing or­di­nary bags.

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