BSEB de-affiliates 36 schools for non-compliance

first_imgBihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday decided to de-affiliate 36 schools and colleges all over the state for not act in accordance with the prescribed rules and criteria to run these institutes. BSEB chairman Anand Kishore said in a press release, “The Board has decided to suspend the affiliation of 36 schools and colleges for their failure to comply with the prescribed norms for running the institutions. These schools and colleges failed to adhered to the criteria and norms set by the Board on which they had taken affiliation.” Here is what the BSEB chairman has to say:The board has also served a show-cause notice to the schools asking them to explain why their recognition should not be cancelled, Kishore said, adding that the institutions have to reply within 15 daysAn inquiry was also being conducted about schools and colleges which have been granted affiliation in past two years during the tenure of tainted former BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, he saidThe institutions were among the 212 schools and colleges in 31 districts which were being probed by a committee constituted by district magistrates The committee will check whether these institutions are complied with the 18 criteria fixed by the Board to run educational institutions, Kishore said, adding that the committee made on-the-spot inspectionsOut of 212 institutions, the Board has so far received reports about 150 schools and colleges, and of these, the affiliation of 88 institutions has been cancelled, he saidThe students studying in schools and colleges that have been suspended, would be admitted to nearby schools in special circumstances, said KishoreHe said that there were shortcomings with regard to the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff and the schools’ buildings were not constructed as per the criteriaMost of the schools did not have proper library, laboratory, playground, sports equipment, fire safety norms, administrative room etc, he saidThe intermediate toppers scam that came into limelight three months ago had exposed the affairs prevailing in the Board, especially during the tenure of former Board chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh. advertisementSingh and his wife, ex-MLA Usha Sinha, have been arrested in the case. A special investigation team headed by Patna SSP is investigating the matter.Read: After Bihar topper scam, BSEB once again mired in controversy Read: Spiritual head of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine to establish university to spread sufi teachings Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at read more

UEFA Charges Greek Champion AEK for Price Gouging Away Fans

first_imgNYON, Switzerland (AP) — AEK Athens faces UEFA punishment for price gouging fans when Bayern Munich visited for a Champions League game in October.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case on Dec. 13.It’s the second time UEFA has intervened when Bayern fans were overcharged in the Champions League.Anderlecht was ordered by UEFA last season to pay Bayern fans 30 euros ($34) compensation after charging 100 euros ($114) to see a group-stage game. The Belgian club had to arrange payments within 15 days.UEFA safety rules say tickets for away fans “must not exceed the price paid for tickets of a comparable category” for home fans.Bayern fans were reported paying 35 euros ($40) to see their team’s 2-0 win while AEK fans paid 15 euros ($17).TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Victoria police chief quits as watchdog conducts investigation involving tweets

first_imgVICTORIA – Victoria’s suspended police chief quit Thursday amid an investigation into his sexually charged Twitter messages to the wife of a subordinate officer.The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board said in a statement Frank Elsner resigned from his position as chief constable and will no longer receive his salary or other benefits after his suspension a year ago.“Through his counsel, Mr. Elsner has advised that he considers his employment relationship with the police board to be at an end,” said the statement. “The police board has concluded from this advice that Mr. Elsner has resigned from his position as chief constable of the Victoria Police Department.”Elsner was not available for comment, but his Vancouver lawyer Janet Winteringham issued a brief statement.“We confirm that Frank Elsner has elected to end his employment with the Victoria Police Board,” said Winteringham’s statement. “He believes it is in the best interests of the community of Victoria for him to step aside. Due to the ongoing proceedings he is unable to make any further comment at this time including any comment with respect to the timing of this decision.”Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said Del Manak will continue to serve as the acting chief until the police board decides its future moves.“It’s basically business as usual as it’s been for the last year-and-a-half, but chief Elsner is no longer the suspended chief, he is the former chief as of today,” she said, in an interview.Helps said taxpayers will receive an accounting of the costs associated to the investigations and legal fees involving the former suspended police chief.Elsner apologized shortly after the public learned of an internal investigation that was looking into inappropriate messages he sent to a female member of another police force, who is also the wife of a Victoria police officer.He has been under investigation by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner and had already been reprimanded following a police board probe into allegations of discreditable conduct and misuse of the department’s devices.B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson released a decision last month that narrowed the scope of the commissioner’s investigation by throwing out two of five allegations against Elsner.The ruling determined the Twitter issues that were investigated by the police board could not be revisited by the police complaints commissioner, but the office could examine whether Elsner contacted witnesses and if he gave misleading information to the subordinate officer and an independent investigator.British Columbia’s police watchdog said on April 19 that it would appeal the court ruling quashing parts of its investigation into the misconduct allegations.It’s unclear what happens to the commissioner’s investigation now that Elsner has resigned. No one from the commissioner’s office returned a request for comment on Thursday.Elsner had asked the court to set aside the commissioner’s probe completely, arguing that an internal investigation had already been done.He has been suspended with pay since April 2016.A separate investigation into allegations against Elsner of workplace sexual harassment has been set for a closed-door discipline hearing.last_img read more