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Kerala CBSE School Managements Association Demands Stoppage of Discrimination

In Education
May 03, 2019

KOCHI:
The Union Government, on the basis of the new Educational Policy had convened a meeting of State Educational Secretaries at New Delhi on 24.04.2017.

In the said meeting, it was unanimously decided that hereafter all the States should discontinue the system of giving grace marks and moderation for the purpose of admission to higher studies to one Section of students. The Kerala Government had agreed the said unanimous decision of all Educational Secretaries in the States; but they have sought one year period for the implementation of the said decision. In spite of the lapse of about three years, the State Government is continuing the same policy discriminating the CBSE/ICSE students in the case of admission to higher studies.

The Management Association had repeatedly requested the State Government to discontinue the system of giving grace marks and moderation to the State Syllabus students, which is resulting to discrimination against the meritorious students who are passing from the CBSE and ICSE syllabus. A writ petition also is pending before the High Court of Kerala seeking for a direction to the State Government to implement the above said unanimous decision to discontinue the awarding of grace marks and moderation to the State Syllabus Students for their higher studies.

The Kerala CBSE School Managements Association is proud of the excellent performance of the students from Kerala by securing a success percentage of 98.4% and becoming the first Region in India for the last four years. All the students who are appearing in the CBSE/ICSE Examination from the State of Kerala , are also the students of Keralites. But due to the discriminatory treatment meted out to the CBSE/ICSE students, most deserving students are denied their legitimate opportunity for higher studies including in the Arts and Science Colleges. Since the CBSE students are not in the habit of agitating to achieve their justifiable goal, the State Government is taking such situation as the ‘weakness’ of the CBSE/ICSE students, while continuing the same un-scientific educational policy of giving grace marks, moderation and marks concession etc.

Hence the Kerala CBSE School Managements Association is submitting the following demands:
1/ The State shall discontinue the discrimination shown to the CBSE/ICSE students under the guise of giving grace marks and moderation to the State Syllabus students in the case of admission to higher studies.

2/ The criteria for admission to higher studies should be confined to the marks obtained in the public examination and also the educational standard of the students.

3/ To stop the preference that is being given to the State Syllabus students under the guise of equalization/marks regularization in the case of admission to higher studies.

T P M Ibrahim Khan, President; P S Ramachandran Pillai, General Secretary; C A Abraham Thomas, Treasurer and K M Haris, Vice President – Kerala CBSE School Managements Association attended the press meet.