CBSE Schools lacking affiliation: Here’s what parents must know

Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad: Questions related to the affiliation of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools have always been in news for one or more reasons. Now, a report shows that most of the CBSE schools in Hyderabad lacks proper affiliation.

According to a report of Sadaf Aman of The New Indian Express, schools need a ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) from the Commissioner and Director of School Education Department to function.

However, several schools lack the NOC and surprisingly, no action has been taken by the concerned department against such schools claiming to have CBSE affiliation, creating problems for students and parents.

The Board grants recognition to schools only from Classes 8 to 12 but for this, schools require a NOC from the CBSE. However,  this rule is being rampantly flouted by the schools running the junior level classes.

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“As and when we get complaints we enquire and take action against erring schools,” said Venkata Narsamma, District education officer, Hyderabad.

On the other hand, another senior official of the department stated that the schools with just NOC functions under the state board and follow the state syllabus.

“Management of several schools have been looting thousands of parents across the State by claiming that they come under CBSE so they can sell additional books and mint money,” The New Indian Express quoted an RTI activist and founder of Forum Against Corruption, Vijay Gopal, as saying.