State finishes inquiry, school yet to begin
Even as the BMC education department finished its inquiry into the alleged incident of corporal punishment at Antonio D’Silva School, Dadar, last week, the school is yet to begin its internal inquiry.mumbai Updated: Mar 21, 2013 01:01 IST
Even as the BMC education department finished its inquiry into the alleged incident of corporal punishment at Antonio D’Silva School, Dadar, last week, the school is yet to begin its internal inquiry.
The school said no written complaint has been given to the school by parents of the children who were allegedly punished.
The education department’s report, details of which are not known, will be submitted before the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) which hears all such cases.
The school will set up an inquiry committee at a meeting on Thursday. “The meeting is important as we can discuss the course of action for the inquiry and also select a committee that would inquire into the issue,’’ said school trustee Leela D’Souza.
Parents of students had an informal meeting on Tuesday after some teachers walked out of the school without taking classes. The Class I division, whose teacher has been suspended, is without a new teacher.
“Exams will start soon but the the school is yet to appoint a teacher for the class. We will meet the school management and decide the next plan of action,’’ said one of the parents.
“The atmosphere in the school is very tense. It is hard to find teachers at such short notice. We will discuss the matter with parents and come up with a solution,’’ said D’Souza.