In order to regulate students, the Delhi government has
asked all private schools in the national capital to ensure that their students
do not bunk classes and is also considering action against teachers whose
pupils are found playing truant.
The state government has suggested some measures to stop
bunking like increasing the height of boundary walls and installing CCTV
cameras to taking attendance of the students at least twice a day.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) said in a letter to school
principals that students often bunk classes to enjoy roaming in public places,
parks, roads etc not knowing that they might endanger themselves and are
causing loss to their studies.
The letter stated that it is necessary for teachers and
heads to ensure that no student leaves the premises before the school is
closed. Once a student has come to school, the class teacher, subject teachers,
the PET and the head of the school must ensure he/she does not leave the
premises till the last period is over.
DoE asked principal to make rounds of classrooms and
premises. The department is thinking of taking strict action against those
teachers and heads of schools whose students are found roaming out of school
after having got their attendance marked.
The circular further added that the heads must ensure that
all teachers reach classes within two-three minutes of the ringing of bells. If
a student is not found in the class after attending assembly, then his/her
parents must be called to school promptly through written notice or phone
calls. The circular further stated that parents should be advised to ensure
that their wards remain in the school throughout the day and not bunk classes.