School teachers now have to sign 'code of conduct' forms in Ggn
GURUGRAM: In the wake of the murder of seven-year-old Pradhyuman Thakur, many private schools in Gurugram are now making their teachers put their signatures on 'code of conduct' forms.
A major declaration in these forms is that the school staff will not indulge in any form of sexual activity with the school children.
Sources said these forms will be updated every year, so that accountability of the teaching staff can be fixed.
Various other measures will also be implemented to enhance the security of students.
Most schools have prevented entry of bus drivers and conductors within school premises when students are present.
It has also been decided that primary school students going by bus will be accompanied by women conductors.
"The incident at Ryan International School has indeed shaken us. Though we have never compromised on the security of our students, this horrific incident has pushed us to review the measures and also improve it," said a teacher who teaches at the primary wing of a reputed school in the city, requesting anonymity.
The vulnerability of students in Gurugram within school premises first came to light in 2007, when a Class VIII student was shot dead when his classmate shot him with a licensed gun the latter had stolen from his father.
It was announced back then by the district authorities that a strict screening procedures will be implemented on the staff and students in all the schools of the city.
Meanwhile, the management of Ryan International School has informed that their schools will not function on Tuesday, while classes from VI to XII will resume on Wednesday.
With over 80 cases of sexual assault already registered under the POSCO Act this year in Gurugram, the poor security arrangement in many private schools makes the security situation even more alarming.