Parents protest as school plans to shut Cambridge section

Times of India | 2 weeks ago | 17-01-2023 | 10:46 am

Parents protest as school plans to shut Cambridge section

KALYAN: The parents of students in Podar International School, Kalyan were left in a tizzy when the school suddenly announced on Monday that it was shutting down its Cambridge International Board section. More than 200 parents gathered in front of the school and protested against the decision. The school administration called a meeting of the management of Podar School on Thursday. According to the parents, the school is asking them to discontinue this board, citing losses.Pradeep Mutha, whose two children are studying in the school, said, "The school is saying they are suffering losses while the reality is that they are using the same infrastructure for three sections - CIE, CBSE and ICSE - and also charging a good amount of fees."Another parent Dipesh Hasija said, "The main problem is that both the boards have Hindi and Marathi languages which were not in ICE. In such a situation, how will kids learn these languages when their basics are not clear." Girish Kamath, General Manager, Podar Education Network said, "The school has proposed a gradual closure of the IGCSE classes at the end of the Academic Year 2023-24 in April 2024 (after a period of about 15 months). The school has given multiple options for the reallocation of the students to other Podar Education Network schools of various boards over the coming year and a half as per the convenience of the parents."Kamath said the school has initiated discussions with the parents to plan for the eventual shifting of the students by April 2024.

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