Registration of schools where no student passes for 3 yrs to be cancelled

Registration will be cancelled of those schools that have had zero pass percentage for three consecutive years or more. For Class X board exams of 2011-12,about 10 schools in the Pune region had zero pass percentage,while in the state there were 97 such schools this year.

Written by Pupul Chatterjee | Published: June 17, 2012 12:54 am

Registration will be cancelled of those schools that have had zero pass percentage for three consecutive years or more. For Class X board exams of 2011-12,about 10 schools in the Pune region had zero pass percentage,while in the state there were 97 such schools this year.

Director of Education,Sridhar Salunke,said,”We will cancel the registration of all those schools that have zero pass percentage for three consecutive years. Those schools that have had zero pass percentage only this year will also be served show-cause notices. Action against them will be initiated only after we receive their response to the notice and we will take into account their side of the story.”

Earlier this week,School Education Minister Rajendra Darda had announced in Mumbai that action will be initiated against schools with such dismal performance.

Talking to The Sunday Express,Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) secretary Shahji Dhekne said,”Mumbai and Aurangabad divisions had 23 schools with zero pass percentage – the highest in the state. While the newly constituted Konkan did not have a single school under this category,Kolhapur and Nagpur had three such schools.

This was followed by five schools from Nashik,10 from Pune,12 from Amravati and 18 from Latur.”

When asked about cancellation of registration of schools,a senior MSBSHSE official said it is an administrative decision and any such procedures will be carried out from the office of the director of education.

“We have heard of such a decision,but we have no role to play here except to provide the board exams statistics. Right now we’re accumulating data,including the names of schools that have had zero pass percentage for three consecutive years,” he added.

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