Fate of students of unaffiliated Narayan Olympiad School uncertain

Bhubaneswar: The fate of students of city-based Narayan Olympiad School is pushed into darkness as the educational institution is running without the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliation.

Though Narayan Olympiad School is offering courses from Nursery to Class X as per CBSE syllabus, the school has not yet received the approval from the central educational board.

Therefore, neither registration of the students studying at the school, located in Unit-8 in the State’s capital city, will be possible nor will they be able to sit for the CBSE board exam for Class X.

The matter came to light after the CBSE received allegations regarding Narayan Olympiad School. Besides, the State government has not given the mandatory no objection certificate (NOC) to the school.

The school’s name is not among the list of 42 schools in the city which have CBSE affiliation. The board authorities have asked the schools, which have not featured in the list available on the CBSE website, not to admit students.

Still the unaffiliated schools admit students and make arrangements with the CBSE affiliated schools so that their students could appear for the board exam. For this purpose, the unaffiliated schools are collecting big amount from parents of the students.

CBSE Regional Officer Laxman Lal Meena said action will definitely be taken against Narayan Olympiad School.

Meena added, “Students of Class IX and X studying in unaffiliated schools will not be able to sit for the exam and their registration cannot be done. The CBSE will not be responsible for this trouble.”

Commenting on the issue, educationist Jugal Kishore Mohanty said, “The CBSE and State government should take action in this regard so that the business could be stopped.”

Earlier, similar allegations were made against Guru Nanak English Medium Public School located at Kharavelanagar in the city.