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Islamabad

January 10, 2015

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Rawalpindi schools will open on January 12

Rawalpindi
Keeping in view the security situation, 149 government schools which fall in ‘A’ category and 127 private schools falling in ‘A+’ category are bound to take full security measures before opening of schools. Committees under the supervision of DCO and EDO education are strictly monitoring the security arrangements of schools.
According to the notification, educational institutions in Rawalpindi district will open on January 12. Before the opening, it is compulsory for all government and private schools to take security measures, including hiring of security guards, installation of walkthrough gates and raise the boundary walls up to eight feet, including fence.
There are total 1,935 government schools (1,143 for girls and 792 for boys) in Rawalpindi district including 39 higher secondary schools (17 boys and 22 girls), 350 high schools (189 boys and 161 girls), 316 middle schools (129 boys and 187 girls) and 1,230 primary schools (452 boys and 778 girls). Whereas around total 3,000 private schools are working in the city.
According to sources, 149 government schools falling in ‘A’ category are identified as under threat. The government schools falling in ‘A’ category have enrollment of more than 500 students each.
Committees under the supervision of DCO and EDO (education) are strictly monitoring the security arrangements of the schools and ensuring that schools have raise boundary walls, deployed security guards and are using metal detectors.
Sources further said that out of 3,000 private schools, 127 top schools are selected in ‘A+’ category on the recommendation of law enforcement agencies. These schools are asked to hire armed security guards, raise boundary walls, install walkthrough gates and CCTV cameras. “Schools not taking these security measures will not be allowed to open,” sources said.
When ‘The News’ contacted focal person for school education for Rawalpindi district Muhammad Amjad, he

said security arrangements for schools is government priority and DCO and EDO (education) are strictly monitoring whether school managements are making security arrangements or not.
He confirmed reports that 149 ‘A’ category government schools and 127 ‘A+’ category private schools were directed to take full security measures before opening of schools.

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