By: ashok kini 2019-01-09 09:18:35.0 “I am of the view that the schools should counsel the students during/after class X with regard to the subjects they are fit to pursue in class XI and XII and the parents of the children should go with the advice of the school keeping in mind the ability of the children.” The Calcutta High Court in a recent judgment observed that parents should not force their children to pursue subjects without taking into consideration their capabilities and wishes. While disposing of a plea by a student seeking a direction to the Board to allow him to take class XII examinations, Justice Shekhar B. Saraf observed: “I would also like to add a word of caution to parents who insist on their children pursuing subjects of the choice of the parents without taking into consideration the capabilities and wishes of the child. It is seen very often that children are forced to undertake subjects in classes XI and XII solely based on the wishes of the parents.” In this case, the student did not pass in three subjects of Class XA and was wrongly promoted by the school authorities. Though he continued in Class XII,… Read full this story
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