Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Baripada, Mar 3:
Odisha’ Baripada based St. Francis Xavier High School has been sealed based on the complaints lodged by the guardians of the 20 students who missed their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class-X examination yesterday.
The guardians have lodged an FIR against Principal Sanjay Kumar Sen and Director Shrabani Sen and have handed them over to Baripada town police. Even though tension prevailed after the guardians caught hold of the school authorities and tried to manhandle them, the situation was quickly brought under control by the cops.
As per a source in the police, neither the school has been affiliated to CBSE, nor does it have the necessary No Objection Certified (NOC).
The cops have sealed the school and have detained both Sanjay and Shrabani for further questioning.
“The students had their Class-X CBSE examination yesterday. They have not been able to appear in the examination because of the negligence and fraud by school management. The guardians have lodged an FIR against them and we are questioning the principal and director based on the complaint,” said Baripada SDPO Abhimanyu Nayak.
“The school authorities have told us that they are in loop with concerned authorities for a solution. This is the matter of future of the students. We are taking it very seriously. Necessary action as prescribed in the law would be taken against them,” he added.
The guardians, on the other hand, continue to press for an alternate examination arrangement made for their children and met the district collector today on this context.
“My son is a brilliant student. He was not able to appear in his examination. He has a dream to be a doctor. Now, he lost a valuable year because of the school authorities. We want justice. We want an alternate arrangement to be made for our children so that they can appear in their examination,” said a guardian.