Srinagar, Oct 8: Parents have accused Tyndale Biscoe School of ‘fraud’ in the process of Nursery Class Admission.
The School grabbed money from the gullible parents and never conducted the interview. Without giving any reason and justification, the school management uploaded the list of selected candidates leaving those parents in shock who were waiting for an interview call.
Christian Missionary School Tyndale Biscoe located in the heart of the Srinagar city issued a notification on its official website in the month of August about Nursery Class Admissions. Parents were asked to complete all the formalities and submit the forms along with Rs 800.
“More than thousand parents applied and deposited Rs 800 and I was one among them who wanted to get his ward admitted in the prestigious school. I was desperately waiting for an interview call but to my shock, school without conducting any interview, came up with a list of selected students. How and why they did it and why they befooled parents and grabbed money from them are some questions whose answers parents are seeking,” Arshid Ahmed told news agency KNT.
Father of a kid said that school grabbed over Rs 10 lakh from the naïve parents in one go and now these parents are not being allowed to enter into school premises, citing Covid-19 as reason.
“The matter needs to be probed. We request Directorate of School Education to take the school management to task for cheating parents,” he said.
Another father of a kid who is a senior government officer and also an alumnus of Biscoe School said he was informed that interview was not conducted due to prevailing pandemic and only the wards of school alumni were enrolled. “When I asked I am also an alumnus of this school, why my ward was left out, there was no answer from them.”
The list uploaded by the School on its official website shows 150 wards have been enrolled out of which 5 wards are from staff members and 6 are from Below Poverty Line.
Despite hard efforts, the School Principal couldn’t be contacted. An official told KNT sanitization is going on in the school and he can’t comment on the issue. He provided school landline number, but even after trying for an hour, nobody responded the repeated calls.