Uncertainity ends over future of prominent Patna school

Patna, May 31: Decks have been cleared for DAV BSEB, a prominent city school, to admit students for plus two level in this session with the Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL), which owns the land and the school building, permitting the institution to begin its academic activities.

A controversy had surfaced last year involving a girl student last year prompting the CBSE to de-affiliate it and BSPHCL serving an eviction notice to it.

Uncertainity ends over Patna school

The CBSE had restored affiliation to the school last month and the BSPHCL which had asked the school to vacate its premises for alleged irregularities in its functioning by today gave them the go-ahead to begin its academic activities after taking an assurance that past "irregularities" would not be repeated, BSPHCL officials said.

With the crisis tiding over, an elated Principal V S Ojha told PTI "we wish to thank the CBSE as well BSPHCL for expressing faith in the school and safeguarding career of students." " Let bygones be bygones...DAV management assures CBSE, BSPHCL and parents that it would maintain high standard of academic activities and would try to scale newer heights of excellence in future," Ojha said.

Trouble had hit the premier school after a +2 student went missing on February 28, 2015. She surfaced three weeks later on March 19 and during questioning by the police, she revealed that she was deliberately failed in Class XI examination.

Surprisingly, the school procured from the CBSE her admit card for Class XII examination, but the same could be be delivered to her as she had gone missing.

She was allegedly gang-raped while in captivity of two unidentified youths. Police had arrested three teachers of the school in this connection and the school Principal Ramanuj Prasad was suspended by the DAV management. In the wake of the episode,CBSE had ordered de-affiliation of the school through a letter on May 19, 2015.


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