PESHAWAR - Amid tight security arrangements, both government and private schools throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Army Public School will reopen today after remaining closed for 25 days in the aftermath of deadly attack on Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16.

The schools were closed in the province in order to ensure security of the educational institutions as a total of 148 people including 132 students were martyred in the attack.

However, to protect schools, the provincial government issued directives to all school administrations to take solid steps so that to avoid any untoward incident in future.

Followings such directives, majority of the schools enhanced not only security of their schools but also raised height of schools boundary walls up to eight feet, besides making it compulsory for educational institutions across the province to deploy security guards.

Moreover, the provincial government has refused to provide security to private schools on the pretext that it does not have a sufficient security force and directed strictly to ensure security by themselves.

In this regard, the government advised the private school owners to boost up their security and submit their No Objection Certificate (NOC) before reopening their schools.

Before the reopening of schools in the province, concerned police stations have cleared security of the schools by visiting there. The government has said that it also plans to install CCTV cameras in and around schools just to provide better security to the students and teaching staff.