A 9-year-old boy had to pay a heavy price for standing up against his school teacher. A school in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district reportedly certified a class five student as ‘characterless’ in his Transfer Certificate, in a bid to punish him for complaining against his teacher.
This step taken by the school authorities could jeopardise the child’s future as this remark in the TC could hamper his admission in any other school.
According to reports, the Class 5 student of a primary school in Chatarauli village in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh had got into a fight with a few of his classmates last month. A teacher had allegedly thrashed the boy in this regard.
When the boy’s parents approached the school authorities to lodge a complaint against the teacher, the school principal refused to take any action on the matter. Irked by the school’s apathy, the parents threatened to withdraw their child from the school and asked the school to issue a transfer certificate.
Transfer Certificate is given by a school to its students when they leave the school permanently. It is a mandatory document a student needs to submit while seeking admission elsewhere.
Meanwhile, the principal of this primary school in Chatarauli village where this 9-year-old boy was studying, termed the boy as “characterless” while describing the boy under the designated column.
The parents alleged that the school management had issued them such a TC in a bid to punish the boy for complaining against the teacher. “With this remark on the transfer certificate, my son will not get admission in any other school. The principal has played with the future of my child,” said the father of the 9-year-old.
Meanwhile, the district education officer in Gonda said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident and action would be taken against those found guilty.