Several students from SC/ST communities have alleged that the management of Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, was intentionally failing them in a few subjects thus scuttling their chances of promotion to higher classes.

The students poured out their woes to Andhra Pradesh SC/ST Legislative Committee Chairman Labbi Venkataswamy, when he visited the school to verify the records pertaining to admission process here on Thursday. Students complained that the management had not promoted about 25 students from the two communities to higher classes.

“It’s really depressing. Even after writing re-exam, I was failed in two subjects. When my parents wanted to see the exam paper they are not cooperating,” rued a class IX student Neeraja.

She said her parents were trying to meet the management since June 6 to discuss the issue but in vain.

TC with pass marks

Parents claimed that the school authorities were promising to give transfer certificate (TC) with pass marks if the students wished to join other schools.

“How can they give TC with pass marks when students failed in their subjects? It’s nothing but a ploy to send SC, ST children out of the school,” Indira, mother of a student alleged.

She alleged that the management had promoted some students who secured single digit numbers in a few subjects.

“We request the government to intervene and render justice to the students or else they will lose a precious academic year,” she said.

Mr. Venkataswamy promised to discuss the issue with the school authorities.

He also claimed to have found irregularities in admissions of SC/ST students as those from affluent families were given preference over the poor from the same community.

A detailed report would be submitted to the Speaker in this regard shortly, Mr. Venkataswamy said.

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