Students forced to raise funds for school bldg extension

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009 and filed under Human Interest.

UDUPI : Public have complained that the authoriites of the Volakadu Government Composite High School which has printed donation coupons of Rs 20, was forcing its students to make a door-to-door visit to raise funds for the construction of three additional class rooms and an auditorium for the school, at a cost of Rs 36 lakhs.
Locals are particularly infuriated against the management for this step more so because it is a government school and can seek government aid for any extension of school building.
It is learnt, though the school authorities claim that prizes would be awarded to the lucky coupon holders, there is no mention of any such thing in the coupon.
There is also a complaint against the school management that only children who have scored high marks were admitted while those with low marks were denied admission. Moreover, a CET style entrance test was also conducted for admission of students to eighth standard, in this school.

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