Private educational institutions following the SOP formulated by the Punjab government have decided to ensure the possession of identity card of the institution by students and other staff at the entry points.
Private sector schools in various areas of the provincial capital issued instructions to their students and staff through SMS and email to show ID card before entering the premises of their institution for the sake of security of themselves and their colleagues.
The management of the institutions will issue ID cards on emergency basis to all such students and staff not having ID cards.
Meanwhile, the schools following the directions of the government have started screening of their security staff on urgent basis. According to a spokesman of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), instructions have been sent to the partner schools across the province to strictly follow the security SOP by the police and education department.
The Punjab government has taken necessary steps with the aim to ensure foolproof security in and around the educational institutions from the start of academic activities after vacations. Police have completed the initial security audit of schools, colleges and universities