Warning came after reopening of schools

Bhayandar : Days after most of the schools reopened for new academic year, the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has finally woken up from its deep slumber and released a list of illegally operating private schools in the twin city. The administrative head of MBMC’s Education Department B.M.Mohite released a list of un-recognised primary schools on Saturday.

The list carries two names, Chhatrapati Shahu Vidyalaya (Marathi medium), Penkarpada and King George School (English medium) in Kanakia Complex of Mira Road.

Interestingly, both these educational institutions had featured in last year’s annual list of illegal schools exposing the unwillingness of MBMC in taking stern action against habitual offenders who continue to play with the future and life of students.

Urging parents to refrain from enrolling their children in the unregistered private schools, Mohite said, “Once we find that the schools are accepting admissions despite our warnings, we will issue closure notices to the managements and those who fail to comply will face police action.”

However, the education department, which is empowered to initiate criminal proceedings under sections 420 and 406 of the Indian Penal Code against erring school managements, has failed to do so. While the names of illegal primary schools have been declared the list of secondary schools is yet to follow, officials said.

Suresh Golani

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