'Illegal' classes 6, 7 resume at Orchids

Classes six and seven resumed at Orchids The International School, Jalahalli—for which it had no permission—on Monday.

This, despite the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) warning of strict action, if the unpermitted sections were reopened. A minor girl had been raped by a staff member on the premises of the school recently.

With this, the school has resumed full functioning, including the permitted sections (class 1 to 5) as well as those which had no permission (pre-primary along with classes six and seven).

The pre-primary section had resumed functioning last week. A few days after the sexual assault, the DDPI had given permission to run the permitted sections.

At a meeting earlier, Kimmane Ratnakar, Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education, had said that it would be hard to let the school run.

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