Haryana Education Department has clarified that admissions of students into government schools will not be considered permanent or valid unless the respective private schools issue School Leaving Certificates (SLC). Many students are switching to government schools in Haryana as parents find it difficult to pay school fees due to salary cuts and job loss.
Earlier, following the mass exodus of students to government schools, the Directorate of School Education had issued orders to private schools to seamlessly issue required papers and not create any hurdle for the students.
“The students are authorised to choose the school of their choice as per the Right to Education Act, 2009,” read the previous order issued by the Directorate of School on June 15 stating that under no circumstances should formal education suffer due to COVID-19.
Previously, the School Education Department has mandated the government schools to inform the private schools in written regarding release of the SLCs of migrating students. If not received within 15 days, the certificate will be automatically deemed to have been issued.
Private schools had jointly demanded revoke of this directive. In a modified order, the department mentioned that the admission will only be considered legit after respective private schools have issued SLCs. Additionally, admissions of students will be considered provisional unless private schools give the final nod.