Fake 'CBSE-affiliated’ schools being hunted down by Education Department.


Fake CBSE affiliated schools are on the rise, and are attracting parents to take up admissions This forced the education department to crack down on...

HYDERABAD: Fake ‘CBSE-affiliated’ schools are on the rise, and are attracting parents to take up admissions. This forced the education department to crack down on such errant schools within the city.

Rishi Public School in Bairagiguda, as per sources, is among many such schools in the city that are luring parents under the mask of being CBSE affiliated. An RTI query which was filed by a city-activist had earlier revealed that the SR Digi School branches at Tarnaka and Secunderabad too were not affiliated to CBSE.

The school education department claimed that the large scale violations occur as complaints related to affiliations can only be rectified by CBSE, which is New Delhi based. “We are only authorised to issue no objection certificates to schools. If there are schools functioning in the city limits falsely claiming to be CBSE-affiliated, only CBSE has the authority to crack the whip on them,” confirmed an official from the office of the Hyderabad district education officer.

According to experts, the children who are being admitted in unaffiliated schools pay the price, as they won’t be able to register themselves as legitimate students for Class 10 and 12 board exams.

Meanwhile, the members of Hyderabad Sahodaya Complex (HSC) urged parents to be careful while looking for admissions for their child. “Parents should not go by face value and must verify whether a school is really affiliated to CBSE by seeking the affiliation number. The only way to verify affiliation is to check on CBSE portal’s school directory. The board offers complete list of affiliated and disaffiliated schools in each state,” said Anjali Razdan, member and former VC of HSC.

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