Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has installed CCTV Cameras in 52 educational institutions under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to monitor security situation. The boundary walls of some educational institutions are being uplifted and concertina wires are also being installed around the boundary walls of the institution campuses as the Division has allocated Rs 180 million in the current financial year for this purpose. Sources at CADD, while listing the steps being taken for the security of educational institutions presently working under FDE, Islamabad, on Sunday, said that private security guards were hired by Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) colleges to provide security in the aftermath of Peshawar incident.
A mobile emergency alert system has been installed on android phones in each educational institution. It sends a distress signal to the police along with the location of the school/college by a simple push of a button.
Moreover, the sources said that focal persons have been identified in each of 422 educational institutions and their names as well as names of heads of institutions/their mobile phone number have been communicated to police.
Additionally, more than a dozen security briefings have been arranged for all principals/security focal points with help of ICT police covering all educational institutions in ICT.
The regular inspections are being held to check security measures in all colleges/schools in ICT by the concerned directors/area education officers of the FDE.
Minister of State chairs a weekly security meeting to overview security-related matters of all colleges and schools, the sources said. Security guards have been directed to perform their duties vigilantly to ensure the security of the institutions. Security guards are also equipped with metal detectors.
They said visitors are allowed to enter the institutions after providing their identity for which the FDE has developed an online Security Inspection Monitoring System (SIMS) and Daily Visitor Invigilation System (DVIS).
Similarly, emergency telephone numbers are displayed at prominent places in the institutions, emergency exit plans are also implemented in the educational institutions, extinguishers have been installed, and a list of teaching and non-teaching staff is being sent to the Islamabad IG Police for their security clearance, the sources added.