|By Sai | July 25, 2010|
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government mulling to shift all the students of Parkwood International School, which was caught in trouble following arrest of its director Md S. Ayub on charges of allegedly raping a school girl. The state government is talking to reputed International schools managements to accommodate the students, in bid to protect the students’ academic year.
Parkwood, located outskirts of Hyderabad city at Vikarabad in Medak district, prior to the scandal, was the one of the reputed International schools. Parents were shocked by the incidents and pulled out the children from the hostels. All most all the students, coming from high end, urban class and some are from abroad.
According to the Times of India report, The department of school education has sent a report to the state government asking it to withdraw the No Objection Certificate (NOC) given to the school seven years ago.
State education officials are now in talks with other international schools to accommodate the 206 students of Parkwood International in their schools, the report said.
With more students coming out with abuse stories, parents are also worried that their children would be called for questioning by police or officials of school education department.
Officials of school education department have decided to take stringent action against Parkwood following the initial fact finding report submitted by the district education officer and regional joint director, school education department. “The report submitted by the senior officials of the department who conducted the inquiry on July 22, states that the school had shown least responsibility in protecting its students. Hence we are recommending the state government to withdraw its NOC,” said T Satyanarayana, director of school education. He said the school education department would report the matter to CBSE officials, New Delhi to take action against the management. “The affiliation might be withdrawn,” an official said. The final decision on the matter is expected to be taken by the minister for school education, Manikya Varaprasad Rao.
Meanwhile, in an attempt to woo the parents back, the school management called for a press conference here on Friday stating that the accused, Md S Ayub, was removed from the governing council of the school and would not be part of any of its functioning till the inquiry is completed. “Let the law take its own course but the students should not be penalised unnecessarily. The school is definitely a safe place,” said Ayesha Tanveer, academic director and the current in-charge of the school.
However, Tanveer is also sister of Ayub failed to gain the confidence of the parents, as the intensity of incidents are very high.