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China warns schools against students’ drowning

Updated: Apr 17,2019 9:36 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The office of the education supervision commission of the State Council on April 16 issued a warning, asking education administrations and schools nationwide to prevent students from drowning.

The warning was released due to a number of student drownings across the country, as the temperature has been rising and students have been engaging in more outdoor activities.

The office asked educational administrations and schools to remind students of the extreme danger of going into water without permission, and telling them to stay away from dangerous bodies of water.

Schools should carry out various forms of safety education based on their local conditions to improve students’ awareness of danger and self-protection, as well as their families’ and guardians’ sense of responsibility.

Moreover, education administrations should work with departments on public security, water resources, meteorology and others to eliminate hidden danger in rivers, lakes and ponds, and carry out more patrols, according to the warning.