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KARNAL-NO LIST RELEASED 38 unrecognised Karnal schools shut

April 26, 2019 06:09 AM

COURTESY TOI APRIL 26

NO LIST RELEASED
38 unrecognised Karnal schools shut
Amit Kumar TNN

Karnal:

The directorate of school education, Haryana, had released a list of 77 private schools being operated without affiliation in the district. Many of these are being run for the past several years. The district education department claimed that they had shut 38 of the unrecognised schools in the district, but did not release the list of such educational institutes.


The department officials have advised the parents to get the children admitted to only recognised schools, but it is not possible for the parents to identify such schools without a list released by the authorities.

According to sources, there are more than 200 unrecognised schools in the district whose records are not available even with the department. They have not even applied for recognition, but are still functioning. Many schools are running in houses without fulfilling the parameters required for the mandatory basic infrastructure.

Some of the parents have alleged that the directorate of school education, Haryana, had released a list of 77 unrecognised schools in the district, but the education department was not taking any action against these. “They should release the list of closed schools so that the parents are aware. What is the benefit of closing unrecognised schools, if it is not done publicly? It is clear that these schools are running in collusion with the officials of the education department,” a parent said.

RTI activist and advocate Rajesh Sharma said, “Where will the children, who have already enrolled in unrecognised schools, go? It’s messing with the future of children. Therefore, parents should also be aware.”

District elementary education officer (DEEO) Rajpal said no one could run a school without recognition. “The department has closed 38 unauthorised schools on the basis of the DEO report. We cannot release the list of the closed schools because the case is pending in court. The admitted students can take admission to any other school according to their choice.”

 
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