Ryan International School management has been issued a Show Cause Notice by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for several security related lapses at the Gurugram campus where a 7-year-old Pradyuman was brutally murdered inside the washroom. The CBSE has sought reply from Ryan administration within 15 days.
Several lapses have been pointed out by the CBSE in the notice where the central body has asked the school management to explain why their affiliation should not be cancelled.
As per the sources a 2-member committee had been setup to submit a detailed report of investigation to CBSE as well as the HRD ministry. Based on the reports now the Central governing body has decided to put forth a show cause notice to the school administration after finding several faults in the security and facilities inside the school premises.
The 2-member panel submitted a preliminary report on Friday and mentioned that the death could have been averted, had the school been more cautious. The authorities should have acted more responsibility said the report blaming the school administration for the negligence.
Here are some of the findings which have been mentioned in the show cause notice to Ryan International School.
Total 7 lapses have been pointed out in the report,
1) There was no attendant (aaya) present near the Pradyuman’s classroom. Had someone been there the incident could have been avoided.
2) The leadership of the school was questionable as the former principal had resigned a short while ago and the school was under the administration of acting principal
3) The school had 5 floors in total out of which only 3 were used and other 2 were isolated. A lot of the idle space was easily accessible to students, who can go to those empty floors without any supervision.
4) The boundary wall surrounding the school was very low and could be easily overlapped allowing any intriguer to jump into the school premises.
5) The school did not have the required security certificates like the fire certificate, which expired on 12th of May.
6) No portable drinking water facility was available inside the school campus. Students were denied such basic facility.
7) No toilets were available for the differently able students.
The CBSE said, from the entire sequence of events, it appears that the school is guilty of gross negligence and failed to ensure safety and security of the students in the school.”
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday said it had formed a committee to investigate the brutal murder of a seven-year-old student in Ryan International school in Gurugram.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar called it an “unfortunate incident”.
Pradhuman, a Class 2 student, was found dead on Friday by a school bus conductor in the washroom with his throat slit. A knife, presumably the murder weapon, was found near the body.