Saturday, 4 Apr 2020
Authorities sound alert as public schools reopen

Authorities sound alert as public schools reopen

Sources at the ROP stated that in order to improve visitors security for college students, police patrolling will be strengthened close to schools, visitors will be monitored and violations will be curbed.

“School bus drivers should also make sure that buses are empty at the end of each journey to avoid suffocation incidents. Only five minutes are enough for a child to suffocate, if left in a closed bus parked, during high temperatures,” an ROP official stated.

The ROP has urged typical upkeep of college buses to rule out technical and mechanical failures, which includes automobile fires. “Student safety is everyone’s responsibility. Parents, bus drivers and school supervisors should be careful not to compromise on any aspect of children’s safety,” the official stated.

The official also added that unique care ought to be accorded to younger kids who do not comprehend the dangers. So, it is essential that parents, bus drivers, faculty and these assigned student security duties ought to preserve their ears and eyes open.

Meanwhile, Muscat Municipality has also embarked on efforts to impose wellness security regulations in schools. ‘Food handle at the Directorate General monitors the circumstance of college canteens and emphasises the value of meals preservation in the wellness interests of kids,’ the municipality stated.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) also has stringent measures in location to stay away from exploitation of consumers purchasing educational supplies. PACP is intensifying inspections at markets, libraries and shops promoting stationery products.

Ziad al Wahaibi, director of Consumer Protection Department at Seeb, stated that his division has formed operating groups of officers to survey the costs of commodities specifically college supplies in the marketplace at present. “The officers are working in intensive schedules to monitor any exploitation by suppliers to provide maximum service to protect consumers from fraud,” he stated.

He also known as on customers to report any fraudulent activity in the marketplace via its numerous communication channels. Thousands of schoolchildren from public schools will begin their academic year from Sunday.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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