CBSE to act against schools forcing costlier books on kids

By: Admin 24 April, 2017

Schools across the country have been warned against forcing students to buy expensive textbooks produced by private publishers, rather than those belonging to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

In an advisory, the CBSE also said action would be taken against schools that indulge in commercial activities such as selling books, uniforms, shoes and stationery items to students. The board often receives reports regarding the pressure exercised by schools on children to buy textbooks other than NCERT/CBSE.

Highlights
  • All CBSE schools have been warned to not force students into buying expensive books from private publishers.

  • Action would be taken against schools that indulge in any kind of commercial activity.

  • An FIR has been issued against the author and publisher for sexist comment.

  • All schools must follow the recent circular by CBSE about the use of NCERT books.

  • The Board has started issuing show cause notices to schools that violate Affiliation by-laws.

The CBSE, which provides affiliation to over 18,000 schools across the country, has started issuing show cause notices to institutions found violating its norms. The board even withdrew its affiliation from a few schools in Uttar Pradesh after noticing discrepancies in their functioning.

The letter then went on to note that the board has repeatedly warned schools against indulging in commercial activities. “However, it has been brought to the notice of the board through various complaints that schools are still selling books and uniforms within the school premises, or through select vendors,” the circular read.

This news has been taken from Hindustan Times website. Read the original article here.