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HC raps AAP govt for not admitting students without 55% in NIOS class 10 exam

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today pulled up the for not admitting in schools the students who have not scored a minimum of 55 per cent in their class 10 exams conducted by the of Open Schooling (NIOS).

Justice was of the view that the government ought not to adopt a policy of exclusion in the matter of admissions in government schools.

The court sought response of the as to why such students were not being granted admission in schools run by it and listed the matter for further hearing on August 13.

It asked where such students would go to pursue their if the government denies them admission.

It also questioned the upper age limit of 17 years prescribed by the for admission in class 11.

The court was hearing a plea moved by NGO Social Jurist against a May 15 circular of the (DoE) laying down a minimum of 55 per cent marks in class 10 exams to be admitted in class 11 of schools.

The plea, moved through on behalf of two students, contended that the DoE decision was "arbitrary, irrational, illogical, unconstitutional, violates the petitioners right to and was against public interest".

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:00 IST