Report sought on safety of school buildings

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Bangalore, Jul 3 (UNI) In the wake of a the death of a teenager when the roof of a shool in Bellary collapsed, the Karnataka government today sought reports on the safety of all the school buildings in the state within a month.

A 10th standard student was killed when the roof of the school under repair caved in on Tuesday last.

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri said all the District Deputy Directors of Instruction (DDPI) had been directed to submit a report on the safety of the school buildings in their area.

He said corrective measures would be initiated once a report was received. Terming the Bellary incident as 'unfortunate', the minister assured that the state government would ensure that such incidents did not recur.

Replying to questions on the Karnataka High Court directives striking down a government order making Kannada compulsory in unaided schools, he said the government will take 'corrective steps' after studying the judgment.

He said he would discuss the matter with Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and leaders of Kannada organisations on the fall out of the Court order against Kannada being made medium of instruction in all primary schools compulsory, he said.

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