The Madhya Pradesh education department has directed model schools across the state to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, in a move to provide security for students and teachers within the school, an official said on Tuesday.
The directive was issued a couple of days back and the process of installing CCTV cameras in the schools has already started, said Anurag Jaiswal, Indore district education officer.
“It is a welcoming step taken to enhance security in model schools for both the students and teachers.
Cameras will be placed as per principals’ requirement in the schools,” he told Hindustan Times.
Cameras will be placed in spots where there is constant movement of students such as outside classes and in corridors.
The control room for the cameras will be installed in the principal’s office, a circular uploaded on the department’s website, said.
Constant monitoring will also instill a fear among students who bunk classes, said Jaiswal. “Cameras will be placed in such a way that every activity of students will be recorded, forcing them to refrain from bunking.”
“Cameras will also help in the schools’ security at night.”
Although the total number of cameras to be set up across the state is not known, Jaiswal said in Indore, cameras will be installed in four model schools.
Model schools are institutes of excellence run by the state government that have the best facilities and faculty.
“Every block has a model school and Indore district has four such blocks – Indore, Mhow, Depalpur and Sanwer,” Jaiswal said.
The expenditure for installing of cameras will be paid out of the model school grant provided by the state government.
Cameras will be placed in spots where there is constant movement of students — outside classes and on corridors
The control room for the cameras will be installed in the principal’s office
Constant monitoring will also instill a fear among students who bunk classes