Zilla Parishad primary education officer has slapped a notice on St Joseph High School (Boys), Khadki, for not being transparent in implementing the admission process for its lower kindergarten classes.
DNA had reported on February 26 that a group of around 60 parents from in and around Khadki protested throughout the day outside the school on Monday for admission into lower kindergarten (LKG), alleging that the seats for their wards are insufficient as the school had transferred it to children from lesser privileged sections under Right to Education (RTE).
Taking cognisance of the news, block education officer (Haveli) KD Bhujbal said, “There was confusion between the school authorities and the parents over the list.”
“The school authorities had first declared the list of parents who are residing in the radius of 1 km, but immediately withdrew it for no adequate reason. This irked the parents who thought that the admission process was not transparent,” Bhujbal said.
When we inquired with the school authorities after receiving complaint from Nationalist Youth Congress and parents, the explanation over their stand was insufficient,” Bhujbal added.
The parents had alleged the school told them that they received a government resolution two days ago asking them to reserve 25% seats under RTE.
“The school had called us for a lucky draw for the open category 40 seats on Monday. Accordingly, when we reached there in the morning, the school had already displayed the list. However, the list was withdrawn within few minutes.”
Despite repeated attempts, the school officials were unavailable for comment.