BENGALURU: A day after the Department of Public Instruction filed an FIR against Narayana e-Techno School in Koramangala (Adugodi) for running classes illegally, the school management held a meeting with the parents in a bid to allay fears of their wards’ future.
The school management reportedly claimed that they will obtain affiliation from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a month’s time. The meeting did not seem to have helped much as many parents were confused and anxious after an FIR was filed against the school management.
A parent of two children said, “We just changed their school last year. We do not know what to do now, after the irregularities of the school were made public. We are not sure if they will get the required documents,” said the parent.
A parent and BJP leader V Sudarshan who filed a complaint regarding the irregularities, said while the law would take its own course with regard to the FIR filed by the DPI, the management had told them that the school would function as usual.
A management representative refused to acknowledge that the school had erred. “We are in the process of obtaining all the necessary documents,” the representative said refusing to comment further.
The FIR was filed by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for cheating parents, the department and the public. It named eight people representing the management, including P Narayana, Andhra Pradesh Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Urban Water Supply and Urban Planning.
However, the school management officials claimed that Mr Narayana had given up the post after he entered politics. The complaint was filed by the department for running Classes 6 and 10 without permission.
The school board says that classes are conducted as per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus, although it is yet to get affiliation from that Board.
Parents being lured through sms
Even as parents of the students of Narayana e-Techno remained anxious about the fate of their wards’ future, another school in the neighbourhood is trying to lure them into admitting their child in that school. A parent claimed to have received a message from a school in Koramangala Ist Block stating that it can admit their child in the school. “We are shocked as to how the school got our number. We are clueless, but pulling out children in the middle of an academic year is not an option,” said the parent.