UAE plans CCTV in schools as violence rises

DUBAI – The UAE’s government wants CCTV camera security systems installed in
schools amid concerns of rising violence among young
children.

Members of the country’s Federal National Council (FNC)
said on Tuesday they were concerned about an increase in school violence and
young kids committing serious crimes, UAE daily Gulf News reported on
Wednesday.

“As parents and educators we must ensure our children are
aware that these problems exist and take the necessary steps to report any
assaults,” Hamad Harith al-Midfa, a member of the FNC from Sharjah, was quoted
as saying in the newspaper.

Midfa, who suggested CCTV camera security
systems be installed in schools across the country, said a pupil was stabbed to
death in Dubai and 200 students in Ajman got involved in fights with
knives.

The UAE’s education minister, Humaid Mohammad Obaid al-Qutami,
said his ministry was committed to combating violence and crimes inside
schools.

He added that the ministry plans to fix CCTV camera security
systems in schools across the country, but he did not give a time frame.

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By Student Express Posted in News

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