Show-cause notice served to headmaster on starting school without permission
A show-cause notice has been served to the school headmaster for starting the class without permission from the Education Department. Class X was officially conducted at a high school in West Medinipur where a large number of students attended.
Calcutta: The education department has taken action as soon as the news of the opening of Hatsar Beria BC Rai High School in Daspur in West Medinipur district surfaced. A show cause notice has been issued to the school headmaster for starting the class without the permission of the government. According to reports, the tenth-grade class was officially held here yesterday, in which a large number of students attended.
The Education Department has sought an answer to the show cause notice within 24 hours. Apart from this, the School Education Department has also sought a report on the entire incident within 24 hours from the school inspector of West Medinipur district.
Chairman of the Board of Secondary Education has said that after receiving the report, necessary action will be taken against the school headmaster. However, Minister of State for Education Partha Chatterjee has not commented on the matter. Educational institutions across the country have been closed since the lockdown.
The school administration said that a large number of local people were requesting the headmaster to start the educational process as the coronavirus has little effect in the area. Based on these requests, a meeting of the School Management Committee was held.
It was decided to start tenth grade, complying with all the guidelines regarding coronavirus infection. Based on this decision, the tenth grade started on Wednesday. The school administration said that thermal screening, hygiene and social distance were taken care of at the school to combat the coronavirus. Parents and students were also happy that school had started. But the school administration did not contact the district level officials for this.
Recently, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that educational institutions will be reopened from 5 September if the situation improves. The Chief Minister had said that in the first phase a school will be opened for students of class X, XI and XII.
However, at present, there is an increase in the number of Covid patients in West Bengal. However, officials of the state school education department have begun a review of what the process would be if the schools were reopened and how action and precautions could be taken to keep the children safe from Covid-19.
The introduction of education in the High School at Daspur in West Medinipur has raised a new controversy. However, the government has taken stern action against how education was started without the permission of the government. According to the School Education Department, a report on the entire matter has been sought from ADI in Ghatal subdivision on Thursday. If the Education Department is not satisfied with the Headmaster’s response, then the Headmaster can be suspended. However, the School Management Committee and the school headmaster are somewhat confident that the Education Department will take action only after a thorough investigation.