After cheating and topper’s same in the consecutive years, Bihar Education Department is acting stringently to scrap any illegitimate activity concerning education. The cheating issue is over and the mastermind of topper’s scam including former BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh has been arrested.
Now, the education department is busy with cancelling the affiliation of school which cannot fulfill the 18 criteria of BSEB (Bihar Secondary Board of Education). On Sunday, the affiliation of 56 schools has been cancelled by the board.
After getting appointed as the chairman of BSEB, Anand Kishore has acted firmly on the schools which have got affiliation in the last two years. A committee has been formed including district magistrates to execute inspection thoroughly in schools of 31 districts.
A total of 212 schools has been targeted. So far, inspection of 177 schools has been done out of which 165 has been assessed completely by the board. Earlier, 88 schools were scrapped out of the affiliated schools under BSEB and 56 schools more have been moved out yesterday. This figure can increase further with more investigation.
These schools are mostly from Gaya, Madhepura, West Champaran and Siwan districts. While inspecting, it has been found some schools were merely running on the paper while some were running in the residential houses. Also, teachers of some schools are not possessing basic qualification.
The education department is about to file an FIR against an intermediate school in Madhepura where it has been found that the school has accepting admission without the affiliation letter has been issued by the board.
The department has also decided to take action against the officials and members who were involved in approving the affiliation to these schools. Mr. Kishore has asked these scrupulous schools to reply within 15 days on why any particular institution should not get cancelled its affiliation.
To not disrupt the ongoing study of students of these schools, the chairman said special arrangements will be made available.
Bihar with the lowest literacy rate on the index has been the victim of the political influence which continually disrupted the education board. However, recent years has seen many improvements in law and order in the education department. It needs to be effaced completely from the root.