DDPI asks schools to admit students from Vibgyor High

Parents have sought help from education dept for fee refund

The  office of the Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI), Bangalore South, has sent out letters to schools located around Vibgyor High at Marathalli asking them to accommodate students of the school whose admissions have been withdrawn by the parents following the rape of a minor girl at the school.

Following the incident, a number of parents who were not happy with the school’s handling of the episode and the safety arrangements put in place thereafter, decided to pull out their wards from the school.

Raghavendra Swami, RTE nodal officer and subject inspector, DDPI office, South Bangalore, who is looking into the matter said, “We received a request in this regard from a few parents whose children were in Vibgyor High.

Letters to 9 schools

Accordingly, we have sent letters to as many as nine schools asking them to accommodate  students. As per my information, 50 students have already been admitted in various schools such as HAL Public School and Euro School,” he said.

While a number of schools like Greenwood High, Deen’s Academy, Chrysalis High and Gopalan International School,  have admitted some students still there are some who need admissions. Thus the department has appealed to these schools, said a parent who was part of the effort in getting the letter issued.

The parents have also sought the intervention of the Department of Primary and Secondary Education to help them get back the fee paid to the school since their wards will no longer be studying at the school.

The letter states that parents want a “directive to the management to refund the full amount of fees, all refundable fee, initial one-time deposit and fee paid by the parents for the current academic year who have or intend to move their children out of the school,” said the parent.

Raghavendra, however, said he has received a letter from the school promising that the fees for the “third and fourth quarter including the security deposit and transportation charges,” will be refunded.

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