Chinese authorities vow to guarantee school safety

Updated: 2016-04-08 20:26


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BEIJING -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) rolled out a series of measures to guarantee school safety across the country on Friday.

Education Minister Yuan Guiren asked schools nationwide to promote safety education among students, conduct emergency exercises regularly and tighten safety checks to eliminate potential hazards, at a national conference on school safety.

Kindergartens, primary and secondary schools should recruit enough security guards, Yuan said, ordering schools authorities to launch campaigns to clear safety loopholes on the campus and surrounding areas.

Deputy public security minister Huang Ming vowed to crack down on school-related crimes, as well as increase safety inspection on school buses.