Dharamshala: The private schools of the state are allegedly flouting the rules and regulations set by the regional school education department. Despite being granted recognition by the education department, private schools are adopting their own syllabus. Flouting the norms set by the education department, the school administration is distributing its own books among the students.

With the aim of earning profits, they are selling expensive books to the students which have not been prescribed by the board. The books prescribed by the board are cheaper and have been designed according to respective classes.

The private schools, which are recognized by the State Education Board, are required to follow the syllabus prescribed by the board and teach accordingly.

There are many private schools in the district which get books from other states and prescribe them to the students. It is been found that to earn profits schools charge as per their wishes from the students, whereas the books prescribed by the board are affordable.

Notably, there is no Middle-level Education Board and therefore such activities are being practiced by these private schools.

School Education Board’s Deputy Director Bhajan Singh said, “This should not be practiced by the private schools and they should follow the rules and regulations set by the board.  If  parents find any kind of irregularities, they should their complaint with the education department and the board.”