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CBSE’s demand for student’s contact information has raised protest in some schools

The CBSE’s demand over asking of contact details of students, including e-mails & mobile numbers has led to a controversy in JAIPUR/JAISALMER.

Sep 9, 2014 17:46 IST
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The CBSE’s demand over asking of contact details of students, including e-mails & mobile numbers has led to a controversy in JAIPUR/JAISALMER. A number of schools have raised trepidation over the contact details CBSE wanted, on the other hand others have welcomed the move. The circular issued on August 22, stated that the move is intended at healthier communication with the students.

The circular issued by the board stated, "Contact details of students will not only assist a candidate to have latest and timely updates, but will help CBSE in advance planning and assessment relating to examinations." Schools which have pointed towards the order have asserted that information could be used for non-academic purpose." Students at this age don’t use mobile phones. However, we have submitted the contact information, but most of them had either landline numbers or parents' mobile number," said a principal of a school in Jaipur.

Protests against the order has been started by the private schools' association in Jaisalmer. Many schools have declined to give the information as asked by the board stating that this could be misused politically or commercially. These schools competed that a lot of vendors were in contact with the board & they could use these mobile numbers and emails for business purposes, which is an exploitation and infringement of privacy.

 

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