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Under-aged Boy Allowed to Write SSLC Board Exam

The Madras HC Bench here has directed the School Education department to issue hall ticket to a boy to write the board exams, following the filing of a  petition seeking to permit the 14-year-old who was rejected to take exams stating that he was underaged.

Published: 18th March 2014 08:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2014 08:47 AM   |  A+A-

The Madras HC Bench here has directed the School Education department to issue hall ticket to a boy to write the board exams, following the filing of a  petition seeking to permit the 14-year-old who was rejected to take exams stating that he was underaged.

C Arivanantha Bharathi, a class X student studying in a private school at Parthibanoor in Ramanathapuram, approached the court through his father Chandrasekar stating that he is studying in Tamil medium and his school was recognised by the School Education Department. The class X Board Exams -2014 is slated to commence from March 26, 2014. While so, the school refused to receive the examination fees from the student and also the director of the Government Examinations issued hall tickets to all the Class X students except to Arivanantha Bharathi.

Hence the student approached the school and was told that the School Education department will not issue the hall ticket to him for the reason that he is under aged (below 15 years) and does not satisfy the age criteria to appear for the SSLC board exams. Aggrieved by this, the petitioner approached the Court and contended that he is studying in the school since from VI standard and also the school have collected entire fees.

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