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School CCTV

By July this year the Portuguese government intends to install video surveillance systems in every school in the country at a cost of 24 million euros.

The Ministry of Education believes that the investment is an important step towards improving the safety in schools by discouraging thefts, robberies and acts of vandalism.

Already there are CCTV systems in 979 schools throughout the country with more than half the schools in Lisbon and the North and 40 per cent of schools in the Algarve and Alentejo having video surveillance.