A section of parents of class XI students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylor's Road, are upset with the school management for detaining their children. A few of the parents have even filed a police complaint about the “injustice” meted out by the school. The parents have alleged that the answer papers have been manipulated to detain some of the class XI students.
“We have already received two complaints from parents,” said S. Lakshmi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Kilpauk).
Jawahar, one of the parents, said that the school had not brought to their notice that their son was not performing well. “The school is asking us to take a “detained TC”. You are spoiling the child's prospects when he has just one more year to complete his class XII,” he added.
Another parent claimed that a few teachers had warned her child even before the final examination that he would be detained.
“We asked for a revaluation of the papers my son failed in, which the school refuses,” said the parent.
According to school Principal C. Sathiamoorthy, some of the students have not been consistently performing well and this has been brought to the notice of parents.
The proof is the report card they sign after every term. Out of 121 students in class XI, 10 students have been detained as they failed in three and more subjects.
“The CBSE rule says that if a student fails in one subject, re-test can be given and be considered for promotion. Six students who failed in one subject were given a re-test,” he said.
In the final examination, revaluation is not possible. Only re-counting can be done and we have done it as per the request of the students.”