12 September 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board
Coaching centres taking over school education has been a trend these days. Commercialization has grown so much so that it has started affecting schools decorum.
Amidst major steps taken by the government, Delhi Government will soon have its own education board. The idea behind this step is to provide the same education to students in schools that they seek from coaching centres.
Recently, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) reportedly issued another warning to schools in Chandigarh to stay away from any form of nexus with coaching centres.
“Stop the malpractice and the violation of affiliation bylaws,” warned CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi, in a circular issued to the affiliated schools.
As per reports, students are provided with dummy admissions by such coaching centres in agreement with schools and thus they opt out of schools and just attend coaching classes and directly attempt board examinations.
The recent CBSE circular issued referring to Rule 14.10 of Affiliation bylaws, 2018 states, “It has been observed in the recent past that some schools are not adhering to the provisions laid down in the Affiliation bylaws of the Board which are mandatory in nature and are using the school premises for running coaching/tuition classes on various pretexts which are not an integral part of the regular activities of preparing students for admission to the Board examinations.”
“It has been reported by the stakeholders that the affiliated schools are running coaching institutions within the school premises for providing coaching for entrance examinations. Running of classes of coaching institutions in the school premises is not approved by the Board.
Some schools are organizing such programmes by naming it as an integrated school programme that teaches both CBSE syllabus and prepares students for various entrance examinations to mislead the students and their parents. Running this type of classes, with any nomenclature, for commercial purpose violates the basic spirit of the affiliation bylaws of the Board,” said Tripathi.