Board tightens rules for affiliation

  • Schools up to 12th should be in an area of 5600 square feet
  • JD and DEO will play important role
  • Strict monitoring will be done by creating a website

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
To prevent arbitrariness and fraud by private schools, the rules of recognition and affiliation have been tightened. The schools which will follow the recognition rules this time in the session will be inspected by the Joint Director (JD) and District Education Officer (DEO). The Directorate of Public Instruction will issue recognition only after the report of these officers.

After this, the Board of Secondary Education (MASHIM) will issue affiliation to those schools. In fact, in the last session 2023-24, three private schools of Dhar and Hoshangabad districts had taken admission of students without renewal of recognition. When the examination forms of these students came to the board, it was found that these schools had not been given affiliation.

After this, these students were given the examination not in regular examination but in private examination. Due to this, about 125 students of the three schools had to take the private examination due to the school’s mistake, because their school was not affiliated to the board.

For this reason, this year the board is preparing a website to bring transparency in affiliation, so that parents and students can get complete information about the schools. Recognition Rules of Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools 2017 (Amended Rules 2020). It is mentioned that schools up to 10th should be in an area of four thousand square feet and schools up to 12th should be in an area of 5600 square feet.

30 schools have applied for renewal

30 private schools have appealed to the Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) for renewal of recognition. In this, two schools of Dhar were running without recognition. After this, DPI has given instructions to all the joint directors and DEOs that the schools whose recognition has expired or whose recognition has not been renewed, should not admit students in such schools nor should they be operated.

This time the regular students of three schools had to appear in the board exams from private schools. Recognition and affiliation were not issued to these schools. A website will be created from this session and strict monitoring will be done.

– KD Tripathi, Secretary, MP Board

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