- Maneka GandhiUnion Minister for Women and Child Development
- Y S K Seshu KumarChairman, CBSE
Penalise Schools that Fail to Safeguard Their Students
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In January, a 6-year-old boy was found dead at Ryan International School, Delhi. 5 people, including school employees, were arrested and then released on bail the same day.
Attacks against children in schools happen regularly across India. There is outrage and shock immediately after the incident, and then things return to normal.
Sign my petition asking CBSE to penalise schools where children have been attacked, raped or killed because of a lapse in security measures.
Many schools make parents sign waiver forms that declare that the school cannot be held responsible for the child’s safety and well being.
Even if a student is raped or killed within school premises, the school will not be answerable. Sign my petition to make schools take responsibility for our children.
We have to stop this. If all parents in our country speak up, we can get a response from CBSE, the board with the maximum number of schools across India. After that, the other boards might also act.
Sign and share my petition. Do it for our children. Do it for our country’s future.
We are changing our ask from "Derecognising schools" to "Penalising Schools" after a lot of feedback from Parents and Teachers. We don't want parents and students to suffer because their school has lost recognition.
We want schools to be worried about heavy penalties and implement standard protection for all their students. This should cover:
1. Stringent Background checks for all teachers and staff.
2. Security to ensure authorised and monitored entry/exit of students/strangers/parents.
3. CCTV coverage to gather evidence of any wrongdoing.
4.Surprise audits of schools for safety measures.Schools to obtain a yearly certificate for safety measures.
5.Incase of any security failure the offenders to be punished, institutional head and certifying authority to be heavily penalised,
These are only some high-level ideas, but we can discuss more once CBSE responds. We want to the board to ensure that all schools recognised by CBSE comply with these standards or are hit by stiff penalties, especially when children in these schools are hurt or attacked.
- Chairman, CBSE
Y S K Seshu Kumar
CBSE - Penalise Schools that Fail to Safeguard Their Students
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