NEW DELHI: Slamming a private school for shifting a student from science to commerce stream in the middle of an academic year, the Delhi high court on Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education to frame proper guidelines for schools in this regard.
Justice Hima Kohli directed the education body to frame the guidelines and circulate it within six weeks for the compliance of schools. She also issued a slew of directions to the New Era Public School, Mayapuri for the "mistake" of allocating science stream to one Karan Raj Singh, despite his marks being ineligible for the stream.
HC accepted the school's argument that Singh was ineligible to be admitted in science stream as he had scored the grade point of 5.8, which was less than the required grade point of 6.7 for the science stream. It allowed the school to rectify its mistake and make loss of classes suffered by Singh due to its action. The school must ensure that Singh comes to terms with the syllabus and if required, given special coaching, the court said.
"The school shall make good the loss of classes in the commerce stream suffered by him by giving him special classes without burdening him or his parents with additional fee", it said, asking it not to charge any fee from him for next six months. The school must foot the bill of books and study material purchased by Singh for the commerce class, HC added.