The Lahore District Education Authority (DEA) has banned recreational trips of all public and private schools of the city to other cities without the permission of the deputy commissioner or the DEA chairman.
The decision was made two days ago after a school bus from Sheikhupura met with an accident and plunged into a ravine in Islamabad's picturesque Shahdara area. A teacher was killed, and 20 students were injured in the accident.
The district education authority in Lahore has sent a notification to all the private and public schools.
It says that a tragic accident occurred during a recreational trip in Sheikhupura. For future recreational travel, permission must be obtained from the deputy commissioner concerned or the DEA head in order to avoid such unpleasant incidents in the future and safeguard the lives of students and teachers.
It further says that strict action will be taken against the school administration if they take students on a recreational trip without permission.
A couple of days ago, a school bus had veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in Islamabad's Shahdara area. Local authorities reported that the fatal accident occurred during a school trip, while the bus was carrying 39 students.
A teacher was killed and more than 20 children injured, who were rushed to Polyclinic Hospital. Sources had said that the condition of five children remained critical.