TN: School bars high scorer, faces fury

Published: 26th June 2012 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2012 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

Members of the Lisieux Parents and Students Welfare Association approached the Collector here on Monday, claiming that the authorities of  the private school refused to admit a student who secured 455 marks in the Class X exam.

They sought collector M Karunakaran’s intervention to ensure that the student, S Shripathy was given admission in Plus One.

As per their petition to the Collector, S Shripathy, who studied from LKG to Class X in Lisieux Matriculation Higher Secondary school, secured 455 marks out of 500 in the Class X exam.

His father, K A Swaminathan, tendered an application for his ward for the first group (Biology) in the same school on April 6.

Allegedly, the school authorities failed to give a proper response as to why he was not admitted and also admitted students with scores lower than him.

Protesting the issue, the members of the association gathered in front of the school in the morning but the school authorities denied them entry. Even media were prevented by them from covering the issue.

‘Indiscipline the Reason’

Coimbatore District Educational Officer R Balamurali, also the  Inspector of Matriculation Studies, said, “We conducted an enquiry and the school academic committee members said admission was denied to that student citing indiscipline. We gave a direction to the school asking them to reconsider the decision, to which the school replied on Monday. We will go through their reply and act further.” The association negated the claims of indiscipline.

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