DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 19 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has directed Blooming Bud Montessori School (BBMS) Dimapur to immediately close down classes which are not approved or recognised by the Directorate of School Education and Nagaland Board of School Education.
This decision was arrived at a joint meeting of BBMS authority, students, parents, NSF and Dimapur Naga Students’ Union at IMC Hall Dimapur on Wednesday.
Contrary to the earlier claims made by the headmaster of BBMS, Dilip Deb, that the competent authority has approved running of classes till class seven, a representative of the school revealed at the meeting that the school has permission to run classes only upto class five.
For the unrecognised classes from six to ten, it was decided that the BBMS authority would refund the admission fees of the current year to the students leaving the school, within this week.
As for the class 10 students who could not sit for the ongoing final exam, the NSF has decided to approach the concerned authority to retain the students. Regarding the fate of the students upto class five, NSF stated that it would refer the matter to the concerned Department for necessary action.
Aggrieved parents appeal
Meanwhile, parents and guardians of the students have appealed to the School Education Department, NSF and DNSU to absorb students from class six to ten into other recognized schools in Dimapur. The aggrieved parents and guardians, in a representation to the Director for School Education, stated that they were unaware of the fact that BBMS was not recognized to conduct classes beyond class five.
It lamented that the hard earned money of the parents has been “wasted,” in the form of admission and miscellaneous fees. It added that the parents are now facing “hardship to absorb their students into other schools, remitting heavy expenses.”