Schools quizzed over multiple affiliations

Ahmedabad: After district education officers (DEOs) and district primary education officers (DPEOs) submitted their report after probing false CBSE affiliations of schools, the authorities of six schools in Ahmedabad were called for hearings by the state education department officials. Of these, several schools are affiliated to multiple boards and are operating from the same campus.

For instance, city-based New Tulip International School is affiliated with two boards and operates from a single campus. Documents regarding affiliation were sought from six schools that came under the scanner of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB). However, education board officials did not seem to be satisfied with the responses and evidence provided by the schools.


GHSHEB officials told the school authorities to bring details of the class-wise intake of students, the syllabus taught and reference books students are told to refer to and appear again. School authorities were also questioned on when they sought the second affiliation and whether they informed the respective board about their affiliation with GSHSEB.


Certain schools which asked students to refer to reference books of private publications were also questioned and asked to sign an undertaking not to do so.


Authorities of six schools appeared before GSHSEB officials on Friday. These schools are Divyapath School, Gems Genesis School, Ahmedabad International School, Poddar International School, New Tulip International School and Rangoli School. Around 100 schools across Gujarat were found to be faking CBSE affiliation. Schools tend to teach CBSE syllabus while maintaining their affiliation with the state education board just so they can extract higher fees.


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