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Crackdown on city private schools continues

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 8: The crackdown on city schools continued today, leading to the seizure of two more school buses by the inspection team.

The school inspection team today visited Pragjyotish English Academy at Panbazar and Laisem High School, an underground school in the city. Both the schools have not been registered under the government as yet.

While inspecting the adherence to the implementation of guidelines set by the Supreme Court, both the schools were caught on the wrong foot. Two buses of Pragjyotish English Academy were seized by the team as that are not fit for carrying students.

The inspection team also found Laisem High School building as disaster-prone. The team has asked the school authority to submit all documents related to the construction of the building, electrical fitness and disaster magement arrangements to the district administration.

This came close on the heels of the seizure of nine Maruti vans of St. Marry's School and seven of Panbazar Don Bosco School by the school inspection team during its routine inspection on Tuesday. The team headed by ADC Rajib Prakash Baruah visited both the schools yesterday and inspected school buses and other insfrastructure. The team also inspected their registration, permission, disaster magement arrangements, classrooms, salary structures of teachers, educatiol qualifications of teachers and their capability of teaching in classrooms etc. The only nodherence they found with the two schools is of vehicles. The two schools have been sent notices and asked to reply within 10 days.

The District Transportation Department also seized a school bus of Central School of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Guwahati as they bus is not fit to carry students.

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