Move to Prepone Exams Challenged

Published: 28th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2015 08:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Private Schools Forum has challenged the decision of the state government in advancing the examination schedule of secondary and primary school examinations before the Hyderabad High Court.

The petitioners’ forum challenged the proceedings issued by the Commissioner and director of school education on March 19  preponing the academic schedule of secondary and primary schools in the state. It contended that the proceedings were contrary to the schedule given in May 2014.  The forum urged the court to declare the proceedings as illegal and without jurisdiction and to direct the authorities to adhere to the schedule given during May 2014 for the academic year 2014-15.

On the other hand, the government counsel strongly opposed the petitioner’s contentions when the case came up for hearing before Justice Vilas V Afzulpurkar on Friday.

The counsel submitted that the government has decided to complete the examinations of primary and secondary schools by April 11 as most of the higher school teachers will be on spot valuation of SSC Board exams between April 11 and 24 and teachers will not be available for invigilation for the annual examination of the schools.

While posting the case to Monday, the judge directed the Forum to file its objection to the government’s submissions.

Summer Vacation for Jr Colleges from Today

Hyderabad: Intermediate colleges in Telangana will be closed from Saturday for summer vacations for the academic year 2014-15. They will reopen for the next academic year on June 1, according to the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education.  The Intermediate Board asked all the government, aided and private unaided junior colleges in the state not to conduct classes during the vacation. The board gave special directions to the private unaided junior colleges to stop the practice of holding classes during summer vacation and conducting admissions prior to the release of admission schedule by the Intermediate Board. The board warned the colleges with severe action for any violation of the given instructions.

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