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Udhagamandalam: The intervention of the district administration was sought on Friday by some students of the Saint Mary’s Higher Secondary School for Girls in Coonoor for writing the Plus Two examinations which are scheduled to begin shortly.

Twelve girls from the school met the District Revenue Officer T.Abraham and claimed that though they were studying in the school, its management had given them their transfer certificates and asked them to appear as private candidates.

Mr.Abraham promised them that the Revenue Divisional Officer, Coonoor, and the Chief Educational Officer would be asked to look into the matter.

He added that details pertaining to their case would be faxed to the Education Secretary.

Meanwhile a representative of the management, when contacted by The Hindu over phone said that throughout the year they had been treated only as private candidates.

Instead of going to a tutorial they had been attending classes in the school because of the management considering their case with sympathy.

She claimed that even attendance was not insisted on for the students.

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