Kohima: The Nagaland Directorate of School Education (DoSE) has directed all government and private schools to take precautionary measures in view of child lifting cases being reported across the state. DoSE Principal DirectorThavaseelan K said schools should make a teacher-in-charge of one section or class control access of unknown persons to students and check the authenticity of every person who meets students in schools.
It asked schools to install CCTVs inside the premises and outside school gates. The attendance taken in the first period should be verified by all subject teachers during the subsequent periods. Attendance taken during the first period should be verified by all subject teachers during the subsequent periods.
The DoSE also said if any student is found absent from classes, school authorities or teachers should confirm from parents whether the students are absent or missing.
Schools have been asked to create regular awareness among students, teachers and parents in coordination with the police department for preventing the case of kidnappings and for awareness campaigns by various media.
To create awareness among students, parents, teachers and the public, the assistance of the District Legal Services Authority may be taken. The DoSE also directed the schools to immediately inform the police if any case is reported. Child Helpline 1098 should be used immediately when any case of child kidnapping is reported, it added.