Security in Schools of Prizren Satisfactory

03 Jun 2013

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Municipality of Prizren organized a roundtable titled ‘Safety in the Schools of Prizren Municipality’, which took place on Monday, 3 June.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Municipality of  Prizren organized a roundtable titled 'Safety in the Schools of Prizren Municipality',  which took place on Monday, 3 June.
Action Paper "Security in Schools in the Municipality of Prizren" is the third consecutive publication of  UNDP's Public Pulse Project which aims, through cooperation with relevant institutions, in this case with the Municipality of Prizren, to provide an in-depth study and analysis on identified issues of concern, such as the security in schools of Prizren.
The Paper addresses perceptions of students, parents and teachers in regard to the safety in the schools of the Municipality of Prizren. It also contains follow-up actions for addressing the specific issues.
The research re¬sults are based on a sample which includes 525 citizens of the Municipality of Prizren, in¬cluding students from primary and secondary schools, specifically: 358 students, 80 parents, and 87 teachers.
Findings of the study indicate various trends in terms of security in schools, threats or presence of negative occurrences. Some of the key findings to be presented in the document
include:
•     In general, over 65 percent of respondents (parents, students and teachers) feel very safe
or safe, and only around 4 percent feel unsafe.
•     Albanians generally feel safer compared to respondents of other ethnicities. While over
11 percent of respondents of other ethnicities feel unsafe, only 3 percent of Albanians
have declared they feel unsafe.
•     Most students interviewed (around 64 percent) have declared they feel very safe or safe,
and only 4 percent have declared they feel unsafe.
•     Students living in villages feel safer, compared with students living in cities. Around 31
percent of students who live in villages feel very safe in school, compared to 19 percent
of students living in the city, near the centre or in the suburbs.
•     Also, lower secondary education students feel safer in schools, compared to upper secondary education students. Around 30 percent of students in lower secondary education
feel very safe, compared to around 17 percent of upper secondary education students.
•     Around 84 percent of teachers feel safe and very safe in schools. It is very important to
highlight that no teacher interviewed has said to feel unsafe and very unsafe in schools.
•     Parents, compared to students and teachers, generally feel more unsafe when their children are in school. Around 9 percent of them have declared to feel unsafe and very unsafe.
•     Place of residence also affects the feeling of safety. Parents from rural areas, feel safer
when their children are in school, compared with parents residing in cities, both in the
city centre or in the suburbs. In addition, significant differences are observed especially
among parents residing in city centres, where around 16 percent of them feel unsafe or
very unsafe, compared to only 3 percent of parents in the village, who declared they feel
unsafe and very unsafe when their children are in school
•     Vehicles and stray dogs top the list of risks which students or parents face when going to
or coming from school. Vehicles are the primary concern for parents (41 percent) and
upper secondary education students (36 percent), and stray dogs and other wild animals
for lower secondary students (around 58 percent).

Contact Information

Burbuqe Dobranja, Communications Associate
Phone: +381 38 24 066 ext. 151 email: burbuqe.dobranja@undp.org