ISLAMABAD Due to the prolonged closure of leading private schools owing to security concerns, the administrators have decided to start assisting students online to prevent any academic loss, it is learnt. As private schools of the city have announced extensions in vacations fearing incidents of terrorism, parents are concerned over the current situation as it is adversely affecting the education of their children. Private schools have started assigning homework to the students on their e-mail addresses. It is happening for the first time that schools have been closed for such a long time and it is still uncertain whether they would be reopened or not in coming days. There is not much time left for the mid-term exams so we have decided to give homework online. We have collected data in this regard including the e-mail addresses of students so that they can be contacted and given assignments, informed a teacher of Beaconhouse School Islamabad. Some teachers of private schools have started taking classes in the homes of the students, and students themselves have been conducting combined study sessions to lessen academic loss and use the time effectively. The recently opened educational institutions in Rawalpindi were closed down again after the bomb blast at Mall Road that killed 33 people and injured many. It is important to state here that government schools and colleges and all schools other than the leading private schools are open since October 26 in the capital. Though attendance remained thin initially, the schools and colleges have been functioning normally as the mid-term examinations of the students are taking place. However, the parents of students studying in government primary schools are perturbed over the inadequate security measures. They complained that boundary walls of most of the primary schools were low which should be at least eight feet high. President Private Schools Network Afzal Babar told TheNation that the government did not provide any security to the private schools, but they have taken measures themselves to avert any untoward situation. We have banned assembly and recess in private schools so that mass gathering of students can be avoided. We have also started collecting data about the parents of the students so that only they would be allowed to pick and drop their children. Meanwhile, a delegation of Beaconhouse School Islamabad visited the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) to condole the loss of lives due to bomb blasts of October 20th, 2009 with IIUI authorities and students. The Principal Dr. Sajad Hussain led the delegation comprising Executive Director of Beaconhouse School Daniyal Kasuri, Incharge Security Major (R) Muhammad Akram, and In charge of middle section Rukhsana Shahzad. The delegation called on Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI, Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President (A&F) IIUI, and other officials of the university. They expressed their grief over the tragic incident and said that terrorists are not sincere to Pakistan & Islam. They laid a floral wreath on the sites of bomb blasts and offered Fateha for the departed Souls. They assured IIUI of full support, especially in security matters.