Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 2:
In a case of sheer negligence by school management, 20 students of Odisha’ Baripada based St. Francis Xavier High School were not able to appear in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class-X examination that began today.
Even though St. Francis authorities brought the students to Central School in CDA area of Cuttack to appear in the examination, they were not allowed to sit in the examination by Central School authorities as they had not been enrolled.
“Our school has not been affiliated with CBSE. We had paid the registration fee to Paresh Chandra Mohapatra, however, he has duped us. Now, we got to knew that even the Class-IX has not been registered yet. We have now sent a letter to the board and the Odisha Government to consider the case mercifully so that the students can appear in the examination,” said Sanjay Sen, Principal of St. Francis Xavier High School.
While the incensed guardians reacted strongly to the incident and took the principal of St. Francis Xavier High School to the Chauliaganj police station in Cuttack, the cops advised them to report the incident in Baripada.
“The school management is at fault. They kept us in dark and on occasions lied to us. They insisted that the admit cards would be issued in Cuttack and our children would be able to appear in the examination. Now it turned out to be false. Our kids have lost a valuable year. We demand justice,” said Binodini Pradhan, mother of a student.