The AP Model Residential School on the outskirts of C Belagal in Andhra Pradesh was in news recently for all the wrong reasons! On saturday, the school was reduced to an empty building when all its girl students vacated the premises within 24 hours. This followed an incident on Friday when one of the class IX students reportedly heard spooky sounds and wails when she woke up at midnight. Next day, the terrified student called her parents and went back to her home. And within no time, other students followed suit.
Source: The New Indian Express
When 959 students write the same answers
A case of mass copying was recently unearthed in Gujarat where 959 class XII general stream students were found to have written the same answers for the same questions, and in the same sequence.
They had even committed the same mistakes. The incident took place despite several strict measures taken by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB). The centres where these students took the exams are mainly in Junagadh and Gir-Somnath districts. The results of these students have been withheld till the next year (2020).
The subjects in which the mass copying has taken place are accounting, english, economics and statistics.
Source: The Times of India
Bring waste, get education
In order to create awareness about nature among children, Padampani School in Sevabigha village in Bihar, has started a unique drive. Students here are required to collect waste materials and put it in the dustbin kept outside the school premises. This is their school fee. The waste collected is sent for recycling by the institute.
Padampani school was started in 2014 and has about 250 students. It imparts free education, and provides free books, uniform and mid-day meal to its students.