Lucknow, July 27: A probe has been ordered by the administration in Uttar Pradesh after it was found that several government schools in the state use 'Islamia' as prefix in their names and close on Fridays instead of Sundays.
Earlier it was found that five schools in Deoria district had prefixed 'Islamia' to their name and remained closed on Fridays. The authorities in Deoria took corrective action and ordered the schools to remain closed on Sundays and also removed the 'Islamia' prefix.
The Basic Education Department earlier this week started removing the word 'Islamia' prefixed to the names of some government primary schools in the Ballia district. In Ballia, nine government primary schools are runing with "Islamia" as a prefix and closing on Fridays.
Six such Islamia primary schools were found to be functioning in Awaya, Kundail, Baspaar Bahorwa, Ubhaanv , Tirnai and Tirnai Badagaav.
In Ghazipur district, there were 11 government primary schools using 'the Islamia' prefix after which District Magistrate K Balaji ordered a probe, an official said, as per a PTI report.
District Magistrate Bhawani Singh Khangaraut has ordered a probe into the matter and directed the Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) to submit a report after which action will be taken, said a PTI report.
OneIndia News with PTI inputs