Students, parents ransack school in Jabalpur after 52 students fail in CBSE Class 12 exams
A group of parents and students backed by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) ransacked the Ryan International School in Jabalpur on Wednesday accusing the administration for the poor result of Class 12 students in the recently announced CBSE examination.
Parents and students were irked as 52 students out of 113 students had failed to clear the examination.
Students who were expecting good percentage got zero or four marks in subjects of science and commerce streams.
Students also blamed the teachers for not teaching properly and blamed them for the dismal performance in the Boards.
They said no regular classes were conducted due to want of teachers in various subjects, including biology and chemistry.
“The teachers kept on changing throughout the academic session affecting the studies. In science subjects, experiments were not carried regularly,” a student, not wishing to be named, told reporters.
The principal also left the school in short span, he alleged.
“There was no one in the school management to hear their grievance. Did we pay hefty fees to the school to fail in the examination?” another student asked.
SN Pillai, like many other parents, said they were shocked to find their wards failed in two or three subjects, when they were expecting good percentage akin to what they had scored in Class 10 board examination.
The parents said they had brought the matter of shortage of teachers to the notice of school management, but no one was interested in appointing regular teachers.
School agrees to pay for revaluation of answer copies
Ryan International School administration in-charge Sumit Diwan said the school would bear the expense of revaluation of answer copies of failed students to find out why so many students had performed so poorly. He expressed his ignorance about shortage of teaching staff and said the principal was not available for comments.
Diwan confirmed that 52 students out of 113 had failed in science and commerce streams.
Gohalpur police station in-charge Vipin Tamrakar said parents and students along with the ABVP activists had staged a violent demonstration and even broken furniture.
“The school management has not lodged any complaint with the police in this regard till now,” he said.
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