CBSE Class12 Boards: 15 Chandigarh students not allowed to write exams, probe ordered

ChandigarhThe incident had led to huge drama outside the school. The students claimed that the school had not issued them the roll numbers. (HT File/ Representative image)

UT school education director Rubinderjit Singh Brar has ordered an inquiry into the Thursday incident at Gyandeep Jyoti High School, Sector 20, on Thursday where 15-odd Class-12 students were not allowed to take their English exam as they did not have roll numbers. The incident had led to huge drama outside the school. The students claimed that the school had not issued them the roll numbers.

Deputy director school education Chanchal Singh said, “The school seems to have misguided the students by giving them admission in Class-12 without even asking for their Class-11 pass certificates. We have got to know from students that the school has asked for fee and told them that the rest will be taken care of.” Later, some students, whose roll numbers were held back by the school were allowed to enter the examination hall after the intervention of the education department officials, who reached the school at 9.15 am. The officials themselves said that due to irregularities in the school’s admission process, students had not received their roll numbers, following which they were not allowed to enter the examination hall.

The deputy director added, “Class-12 students who had not got their roll numbers had no document to even prove that they cleared Class-11. The question is: how did they take admission and how the school conveniently gave them admission? A thorough inquiry will be done in this case to see who was at fault.”

Education director Brar added, “Deputy director school education sorted out the issue today. I have ordered an inquiry to zero in on the lapse by Saturday.”

Student Speak

“I had taken admission at the Gynadeep school six months ago and had paid Rs 6,000 but at the last moment, I was not given my roll number. The principal has returned my fees as well. I had already applied for the open boards from Haryana as well, thus I am saved,” a student who could not take the exam, said.

Gyandeep Model High School, Sector 20, principal Suman Deswal claimed that everything was resolved later and the students were given roll numbers. Sources alleged that in spite of restrictions and directions by the education department and the Chandigarh Rights Panel, Gyandeep Model Jyoti High school, Sector 20, had been running a dummy school for Classes 11, 12 students, even though it was only a high school.