Srinagar, Aug 24: A large number of parents Monday accused a private missionary school of ‘cheat and deceit’ saying the school secretly made admission forms available online for two days, when everyone was busy in eid celebrations.
“The purpose of a Missionary School is charity and not profit maximization, but this time it proved otherwise. Only those parents were able to download admission forms for LKG kids who had prior knowledge about it. It was the duty of the school to give it wide publicity and then only made forms available online,” the parents told news agency KNT.
The school in question is Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School which is a private, Christian, English medium school for girls, located in Rajbagh area of Srinagar city. The motto of the School is ‘Virtue and Labour’.
Hundreds of parents were unable to get the admission forms due to lack of information. “I was shocked to learn that this school kept everyone in dark and without any publicity, made the forms available. I don’t know the actual reason behind all this ‘fishy’ process, but one thing is certain that some influential parents were already being informed by school management. This is the common perception of general parents,” alleged a father of a toddler.
When KNT raised this issue with Presentation Convent, Mr Rameez Kawoosa, the Secretary of the School refuted these allegations saying they had posted information about the availability of admission forms 10 days before. “We have Server in New Delhi and interested parents visited our website and the forms were available for 48 hours. The downloading of a small file in KB’s didn’t even need 4G internet. It’s wrong to say school kept parents in dark, before making LKG forms available, we posted information about it before 10 days,” he said. (KNT)