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Hyderabad: Unrecognised schools jeopardise kids’ future

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAJESWARI PARASA
Published Aug 17, 2018, 2:00 am IST
Updated Aug 17, 2018, 2:00 am IST
The government issues a public notice in the beginning of the academic year cautioning against unrecognised schools but still some parents fall prey and get into trouble.(Representational Image)
 The government issues a public notice in the beginning of the academic year cautioning against unrecognised schools but still some parents fall prey and get into trouble.(Representational Image)

Hyderabad: There were 104 unrecognised schools in the state in 2016-17, according to the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE). Experts say there are many more unlisted ones. Most of the schools that run without recognition are Primary schools, where a student gets basic foundation. Lack of awareness among parents is also one of the reasons for these schools to flourish. Recently a primary school at Malakpet, MS Creative School, was sealed by the Deputy Inspection Officer as it was running without  permission from the Education Department. 

DIO M.A. Qadeer Khan, said “The welfare of children is at stake with the increase in the number of unrecognised schools.  It is the responsibility of schools to educate children and ensure their safety. The government issues a public notice in the beginning of the academic year cautioning against unrecognised schools but still some parents fall prey and get into trouble.”

Due to the difficulty in obtaining a certificate, some schools do not even turn up for the recognition process, making it an even more difficult task for the Education Department to identify these institutions. Mr. Vijaykumar, Commissioner and Director of School Education, said “There are certain standard procedures and guidelines to be followed to obtain recognition for a school. Schools need to apply for certification. Then there will be an inspection to ensure that all the criteria are met. But some schools start off without applying for recognition. Then it becomes really difficult to trace them.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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