More than 93% of the 41 public universities and colleges in Shanghai have established central control rooms to safeguard student safety.
Officials from the Shanghai Education Commission said a total of RMB182 million ($26.59 million) has been spent on campus security since 2007 by those universities and colleges.
Altogether 12,784 camera monitoring devices, 7,986 intrusion detection devices and 2,438 access control systems had been installed by the end of October.
One wonders what all of these surveillance devices will have on traditional university pastimes which two students, one of each sex.
The installation of these devices is part of a three-year plan which began in 2007.
Yang Qiwei, deputy secretary general of the Shanghai Education Commission, said, ‘With the expansion of universities and colleges in both recruitment and branch campuses, campus security is meeting new challenges.
‘The current students were mostly born during the 1980s and the 1990s and grew up in a relaxed living environment. They are in need of education and guidance to achieve a high level of knowledge of what to do in an emergency.’