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K’taka education dept seeks report on allegations

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 21:22

Bangalore: Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Department on Wednesday sought reports from its zonal officers on charges by parents of students of an unaided school here that the institution was "branding" students admitted under 25 per cent quota under the Right to Education Act.

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Secretary G Kumar Naik said "the incident has just come to the notice of the government. I have asked for a report on this from the zonal officers. We`ll take action after we go through the report. Complaints of this kind haven`t come in from anywhere else," Naik said.

"The school did not take any action after I brought to its notice the incident of my daughter`s classmate cutting tufts of her hair. This has happened to children admitted under the RTE Act," Reshma Bano, mother of the girl said.

The parents also alleged their children were excluded from internal tests and caused injuries by poking pen and pencil on their foreheads. "Our children are not allowed to write tests and once my daughter`s forehead was poked by her classmate. The school did not take any action against the errant student," Geeta, another parent, said.

Geeta also complained she was surprised at a reply from the teachers saying parents cannot interact with them on such issues.


First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 21:22

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