Fresh controversy in St. Xavier’s, Malda, school Authority faces fury of guardians as students miss ICSE registration

18 Sep 2018

The oldest English medium school of the district – The St Xavier’s school witnessed agitations by aggrieved guardians as their wards were not registered with ICSE board although the last date to submit forms even with fine is over. In face of the agitation the school authority assured to adopt all possible measures to keep the fate of the students secured.
The St Xavier’s school founded in 1979 became the centre of controversies for one reason or the other several times. The school is run by a society. Members of the society are elected by the guardians. But it has been alleged that the school authority did not hold election for over years. Several allegations were raised regarding misappropriation of funds before.
But the guardians could not control themselves finally after knowing that the registration of class IX students was still pending. “While the other schools have already completed the registration of class IX students, our wards are reeling under uncertainty as the authority of The St Xavier’s school took no initiative in getting their registration done,” said an infuriated guardian.
They picked up the old issues too today.
The present school authority was not elected. No initiative has been taken to conduct fresh election. The school does not have a permanent principal. This cannot continue, the guardians said.
Secretary of the school Debapriya Saha had to rush to the school as the situation went beyond control.
Teacher-in-charge Prasanta Roy conceded that the date of registration was August 25. “The last date for registration with additional fees was September 10. But we could not get our class IX students registered by the stipulated time,” Roy said.
Saha, who was asked to explain the reasons of school’s laxity on such a crucial issue by the guardians, refrained to comment.
Roy said, “We are trying to hold fresh election of the school’s governing body. A delegation from school would go to Delhi on September 24 to resolve the issue by speaking to the ICSE officials.” (EOIPC)