“Promises not fulfilled”: 32 parents of Birla School students seek discharge certificates

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Srinagar: The parents of about thirty-two students studying in Birla Open Minds International School (BOMIS’s) in the Pampore area of District Pulwama have sought discharge certificates of their wards saying that the school has not fulfilled the promises made to them.

The parents had given joint representations twice, in the month of October and November 2020. “The school’s education quality is unsatisfactory,” one of the parents told The Kashmir Walla. “We gathered at the school to submit an individual application, requesting for the discharge certificate of our wards,” he added.

Application seeking discharge certificates

The parent claimed that BOMIS has not fulfilled their promise of giving quality education to their children. “Tuition fee is also high. Nobody demands as much fee as they are taking from us,” he said.

He added that even though the school has an amazing infrastructure but the administration is not working the way they are supposed to. “Even the behavior of Chairman of the school is rude,” a parent of two said.

However, the chairman of the school Gayas Din denied the allegations and said, “If they [parents] think that I am arrogant, what can I do about that? We have 1000 children, why do only 30 parents say that they are not getting a quality education?” asked the chairman.

The parents said that they were promised education of international standard but that seems to be missing in the school. “They even have been firing their own staff in the last few months,” he said. In September, BOMIS was in news for firing twenty teachers.

“They are not giving good education but demanding high fees from us,” another parent, whose son is in the sixth standard, told The Kashmir Walla.

He also alleged that the school has the license to run-up to the middle school only.

The parents have sought the help of Raghav Langer, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, who, as per them, has hold a committee to look into the matter. “Nothing has happened so far,” said a parent.

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