‘Schools Can’t Bear Safety Expenses’

Published: 10th November 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Associated Managements of English Medium Schools, Karnataka (KAMS), has requested the Education Department to consider the difficulties of schools, which lack the finances to implement safety guidelines.

“The expenses for installing CCTV cameras, getting additional staff, issuing ID cards, conducting police verification and hiring security personnel run into lakhs of rupees,” general secretary of KAMS, D Shashikumar said.

KAMS has said this would be a huge financial burden on many schools. “There are more than 1,000 schools in Bengaluru. They are low-budget schools and are struggling to survive with meagre tuition fees. How do you expect these schools to handle more expenses?” he asked. The association has written to senior officers in the Education Department explaining the difficulties. 


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