Many ‘International’ Schools in City May Loose Tags

Many schools which call themselves as the international schools may loose their tag of being international as they don’t hold required recognition.

Recently the central legislation proposed some regulations saying that each of international schools should have recognition from international boards. Now many schools are really trying hard to get recognition from IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) or IB (International Baccalaureate).

Presently, out of 45 international schools in the city and the surrounding areas, only nine are registered with international boards. The rest call themselves internationalthough they teach CBSE and ICSE syllabus in their air conditioned classrooms. All international schools which offer international syllabus are also suggested by central legislation to offer state syllabus.

We can see a sudden surge in the number of international schools in the past two to three years in the state. With this ‘international’ tag they charge huge fee around Rs.1 lakh.

Most of the schools claim to have infrastructure of the international quality. But some officials from education department state that these schools neither have required number of class rooms nor have world class infrastructure.

Source: The times of India