Hyderabad: About 30 students in Government High School in Raj Bhavan have been issued Transfer Certificates (TCs) for the current academic year. Child rights activists have alleged that this was done by school authorities to get 100 pass percentage results in the upcoming class X board examinations.
Reportedly, the school has given TCs to academically weak students believing they might fail the exams. According to the sources, school authorities have given TC to about 65 students in the entire academic year so far.
Child rights activists have filed a petition with the State Human Rights Commission seeking direction to Hyderabad District Education Officer (DEO) to reverse the transfer. The activist also demanded action against the Head Master and teachers for violating child rights and the right to education. They added that the school’s decision would affect their young minds.
“The issue has come to our notice, and the DEO was asked to submit a detailed report on it. Accordingly, we will take strict action against anyone responsible behind such steps. Under the Right to Education Act, a school authority cannot give TC on the grounds of non-performance. The DEO is likely to submit the report on September 24. Strict action will be taken against those found responsible,” T Vijay Kumar, Commissioner and Director of School Education in Telangana told NewsMeter.
M Ravinder, President of Telangana Progressive Teachers Federation (TPTF) said that several factors make schools take such decisions. The government has to take responsibility for it, he added. Despite many attempts to reach the headmaster of Raj Bhavan school, he was unavailable to comment.