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Sana Begum, a student of GBHS Humayun Nagar, has been forced to remain in the same class (8th standard) even as she had distinctive academic record despite being from a very poor family.
When a delegation of NGO working in education area happened to procure details about Sana, it was found that she could not attend the final examination. It was not due lack of interest, but her parents failed to send her to the school when the final examinations were being held in February 2015.
Sana Begum had taken up the Quarterly and Half yearly examinations during the same academic year, and did fairly well in those examinations. But before final exams, her parents took her to their village.
Despite several representations by Sana’s illiterate parents and social activists, including Dr. Lubna Sarwat of AAP, the district education officer (DEO) has denied her promotion to the higher class. They requested DEO Rizwanullah to promote Sana Begum into 9th standard instead of forcing her to study in 8th again, but in vain.
The management of GBHS Humayun Nagar was aware of the academic excellence of Sana Begum, and School In-charge Rukhayya had also made a request to the DEO for promoting her to the next level but education authorities have rejected the request citing lack of attendance and absence in final examination.
“Each day we hear of cases of dejected students committing suicide or leaving studies and unqualified all thru their lives. Who will take the responsibility of Sana if she turns out either of the above?,” questions Dr. Lubna.
“Sana is being made to suffer for her parents’ illiteracy and poverty, as well as the irresponsible and callous attitude of government school authorities,” Dr. Lubna added.
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