New rules for school recognition
THE STATE Government has notified the Secondary Education Board Recognition Rules ? 2004, bringing about several major changes in the process and rules for giving and extending recognition to private schools in the State. The amended rules would be effective immediately and the schools seeking recognition for the session 2006-07 would be put through scanner of these rules.Updated: Jan 11, 2006 16:29 IST
THE STATE Government has notified the Secondary Education Board Recognition Rules – 2004, bringing about several major changes in the process and rules for giving and extending recognition to private schools in the State.
The amended rules would be effective immediately and the schools seeking recognition for the session 2006-07 would be put through scanner of these rules.
Various aspects have been included in the amended rules with emphasis on proper infrastructure, staff and quality of education.
As per the new rules, the schools would not only have to have adequate space for classrooms, sports ground, library, laboratory and other facilities, but also have to take care of special amenities like fire fighting equipments and ramp for handicap students. Under no circumstances would schools building be over two storeys.
The rules mention that each section should not have more than 45 and less than 15 students, library in urban schools should have three books per students and those in rural areas at least a book per student.
The laboratories should be independent for subjects likes physics, chemistry and biology. The urban schools should have minimum half- acre of playground while the rural schools should have an acre of playground.
There should be separate toilet facilities for girls and boys and adequate arrangement for clean drinking water. The number of staff members has also been specified.
The process of applying for recognition of new school or extension for existing schools and the date wise schedule of application has been mentioned in the rules.
The various clauses to be applicable on the recognised schools are also mentioned. It is mentioned that the MPBSE affiliated schools would not be able to give admission to students who want to appear for exams of other boards. The authorisation provided to the MPBSE for various purposes are also mentioned.
The rules also mention the reasons based on which the recognition of the schools could be scrapped.
Among them are involvement in mass copying of students or staff, involvement of staff is breach of confidential work, any involvement in anti-national activities, those involved in spread of communalism and mainly those institutes that continuously post results below 50 per cent for three successive years.
First Published: Jan 11, 2006 16:29 IST