Ambikapur News: Carmel management ready to open school from February 15 after protests


Ambikapur News: The operation of Carmel Convent School, Ambikapur will start as before from 15 February 2024. In view of the circumstances arising after the suicide of the student, the school management had reportedly kept the school closed citing security reasons.

By Asim Sen Gupta

Published Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 11:53 PM (IST)

Updated Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 11:53 PM (IST)

Naiduniya representative Ambikapur. The operations of Carmel Convent School, Ambikapur will start as before from 15 February 2024. In view of the circumstances arising after the suicide of the student, the school management had reportedly kept the school closed citing security reasons. Protests against starting online classes had started from Monday. The parents’ association had accused the Carmel School management of playing with the future of the children. On behalf of the parents association, the management was accused that by taking the decision to keep the school closed for this session, the management is playing politics of creating pressure. After confusion throughout the day, District Education Officer Dr. Sanjay Guhey said in the evening that discussions have been held with the Carmel School management under the guidance of Collector Surguja regarding the operation of the school. The management has assured to start the school from 15 February 2024. District Education Officer said that on February 15, police and administration officials will also go to Carmel School. The operation of the school will be started in the presence of officials. He told that citing security reasons, the management had decided to conduct online classes but after the intervention of the administration, now studies will start in the school as before. Practical examination is also scheduled from this day.

That’s why the controversy increased

Carmel School is closed after the student committed suicide. Parents were hopeful that the school would start functioning from Monday but on Sunday night, a message was circulated in the WhatsApp group by the school management that now classes will be held in this session. Will not be applied. The children were given good wishes for success while mentioning the holiday to prepare for the exams. As soon as this news reached the parents, they became angry and started opposing this decision of the management. In view of the opposition, the school management had implemented the system of online classes on Monday morning. Two periods of studies were also conducted, after which this system was implemented. was also closed.

Parents association submitted memorandum to the collector

The parents along with Nilesh Singh and Dhananjay Mishra of the Parents Association submitted a memorandum to the Collector and informed that till date the school management has not even expressed regret in the suicide case of the said student. Instead of changing its working behaviour, the school management is still creating mental pressure on the children and parents. This is contrary to various provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act. The union has demanded to register a case under the Juvenile Justice Act against the Carmel School management for making public the action taken against the school in the suicide case and for creating mental pressure on the children and parents by declaring holidays without completing the course. . The union had termed the decision to close the school for this session as politics of pressure.

Cabinet Minister Lakshmi Rajwade met the student’s family

Women and Child Development Minister Lakshmi Rajwade met the family of a Carmel School student. He expressed grief over the incident and expressed deep condolences. The relative expressed his feelings regarding the incident. The minister said that the police is investigating this entire incident with sensitivity and seriousness. Whatever facts emerge after investigation, action will be taken accordingly.

Management responded to the notice, education department formed a committee

In the case of suicide of a student, a notice was issued by the Collector to the school management. On Monday, on behalf of the school, under the leadership of Sister Jassi, the management presented its reply before the Collector along with the District Education Officer. On the other hand, on behalf of the administration, the Education Department has constituted a committee for private and non-government schools. It is being finalized. This committee will inspect the non-government educational institutions of the city and take stock of the arrangements.

this was the case

A class 6 student of Carmel School had committed suicide by hanging herself at home. Before committing suicide he had also written a suicide note. On the basis of this suicide note, the police took action under Section 305 and arrested the teacher. It is reported that Principal Sister Jeeva is in the hospital after the incident. In his place, Sister Jassi, who had previously served here, is again looking after the charge of Principal.

their say

Discussions have been held with the school management under the guidance of Collector Surguja. The school was not opened citing security reasons. The management has agreed to start school classes from 15 February 2024. The administrative team will also go to school on that day. The operation of the school will be started in the presence of everyone. The Parents Association has also submitted a memorandum regarding starting the school.

Dr. Sanjay Guhey

District Education Officer Surguja


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