The list includes Presidium Public School, Raj Nagar Extension, which has a much-sought-after branch in Indirapuram.
The Ghaziabad district administration has ordered the closure of 13 schools across the city, as they were running without proper CBSE affiliations.
Some of the schools had NOCs only from the state government but claimed they were affiliated to the CBSE. This order from the district administration is set to affect almost 2,000 students across the city.
The schools ordered to close down are:
Strangely, the list includes Presidium Public School, Raj Nagar Extension, which has a much-sought-after branch in Indirapuram.
Speaking to City Spidey, Vinay Kumar, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) of Ghaziabad, said that the schools wouldn't be sealed all of a sudden. “First we will re-enrol each student in a different, legally running school, and then the schools will be closed,” Kumar said.
On being asked if there was the possibility of more such schools operating without proper affiliations in Ghaziabad, Kumar said he would continue the drive to identify and weed out such schools.
“Notices have been sent to 22 schools for now, and I have assigned a team to scan the schools as well. A circular has been issued to schools to display on their notice boards relevant papers pertaining to affiliations and NOCs,” Kumar added.
However, Kumar urged parents to conduct proper research on the background of schools before admitting their children, as it would affect their future.
Kumar declared that FIRs would be lodged against these unaffiliated schools and action initiated according to the Right Education Act, 2009, if they tried to admit new students.
Attempts were made to get a view from the management of Presidium over phone, but it remained unavailable for comment.