Corporate schools in tussle over enrolment of ‘ranker’

October 28, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 05:04 am IST - NELLORE

Parents ‘lured’ into transferring the student in the middle of the year; police book case

The managements of corporate colleges, Narayana group and Sri Chaitanya group, have been engaged in a tussle here for the past one week over enrolling a meritorious Class 10 student, who is expected to be a sure-shot ranker in JEE IIT examination two years later.

Fazal, a resident of Chakaliveedhi here, did not return to Narayana school after Deepavali as he left Nellore and joined a school run by Sri Chaitanya in Hyderabad. For this, the Sri Chaitanya staff spoke to Fazal’s parents and offered to provide free education to the child till completion of his Intermediate studies, which would include hostel accommodation.

The transfer of the student was stated to have been done without the knowledge of the Narayana school staff here.

After realising that their student had joined elsewhere in the middle of the year, the Narayana school staff brought pressure on Fazal’s father Riyaz Ahmed to bring back his son.

Mr. Riyaz did not immediately show interest in changing his son’s school once again, apparently considering the offer made by the rival management.

The Narayana staff put more pressure on the parents, who eventually changed their mind and lodged a complaint with the One Town Police Station stating that the Sri Chaitanya group was not allowing their son to return home.

A case under Section 363 of the IPC was booked against the Sri Chaitanya staff even as the police here initiated steps to bring back the student.

Making matters worse, the parents took objection to the Sri Chaitanya management stating that their son was enrolled for a non-IIT programme in their institution, which would gravely affect his chances at the national level examinations in future. The corporate institutions offer three to four types of programmes right from Class 6 to Intermediate final year. They charge a higher fee for the top programmes that are aimed at preparing the students for EAMCET, JEE Main and JEE Advanced (IIT).

Depending on the aspirations of the parents and children, the students are offered seats in these programmes, regardless of the aptitude to cope with the pressure. In the case of Fazal, his parents are worried that their son might lose heavily if he is joined in a non-IIT programme in Sri Chaitanya.

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