The West Bengal government will ask schools to ensure that women attendants are around when male physical training teachers conduct sessions with girls in co-educational institutions or girls’ schools. The instruction comes days after the GD Birla school incident in the city where a four-year-old nursery student was allegedly sexually assaulted by two physical training (PT) teachers within the school premises.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters on Monday that the government has to devise a way to address the issue. ” Can we terminate the services of male PT teachers in other schools for one incident in GD Birla Centre of Education? Other male PT teachers do not face such accusations. So, we have to find a way. We are recommending that to ensure security for girls, at least one female attendant should be around when male PT teachers take classes,” he said.