Parents of as many as 113 students of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, who had appeared for school-based Class-10 exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education, are a harried lot due to the inordinate delay in the result.
One of the parents, R Singh, Sector 10, has written a complaint to the secretary, department of school education and literacy, CBSE, New Delhi, stating the delay has lead to “harassment and mental torture of students as well as parents”.
Citing the school’s excuse of “technical error and interdepartmental communication gap” as most “ridiculous”, the complaint mentions the students had to pay for the negligence on part of the school management. Requesting the authorities concerned to “investigate the matter and fix the responsibility”, the complainant has also accused the CBSE as well as the school authorities of “casual attitude”. Talking to HT, Singh said, “My child’s passport is stuck because they need his Class-10 certificate as proof.”
Gurpreet Sethi, another parent, said, “We don’t know whether the CBSE or the school is at fault, but the children shouldn’t be suffering. We’ll wait till June 4 — as the school has assured the result will be out by then — before taking any further decision.” Meanwhile, school principal Lt Col Rattanbir Singh, along with a few teachers, went to the CBSE regional office, Panchkula, on Tuesday, and submitted answer sheets of the past two years of Classes 9 and 10. The school had been asked by the CBSE to deposit these papers on Monday.
The CBSE letter, accessed by HT, mentioned, “The result was kept under RL (result later) due to non-submission of result sheets hard copies online, as per requirement. Since you have submitted them online now, to ascertain correct marks submitted in the form hard copies, please submit evidence in support of the marks given in the hard copy.”
Singh said, “Right now we are concerned about our students, so we are cooperating with the CBSE in all the ways possible.”
He, however, reiterated, the details had already been submitted by the school thrice in April and May. Despite repeated efforts, CBSE regional officer RJ Khanderao could not be contacted. When asked about the reason for delay, he had earlier told HT to contact the school principal.