HC notice to CBSE on detention of class XI students of KV school
The Madras High Court has issued notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the management of a school here on a petition alleging that several standard IX students had been detained and compelled to repeat the class.
The petition was filed by K Santhosh Kumar, father of a class IX student of Kendriya Vidyalaya –IIT(M) campus here, alleging that the school had detained 42 students of class IX including his son, and was compelling them to re-study.
He also said that the school's action was contrary to a circular issued by the CBSE to do away with the concept of examinations till class XII.
Admitting the plea, Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana issued notice to the CBSE and the school management, seeking their reply within two weeks.
The petitioner said his son S Adithya Yegan had been studying in the school since standard I and had completed standard IX in the 2016-17