The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has finally decided to extend the registration dates for class 9 and 11 admissions because of the prolonged shutdown in the hills.
A meeting was held in this regard in Kolkata on July 31 by the heads of the affiliated schools and it was decided by the CISCE that extra scope will be provided to the schools, even after the last date of registration, in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong once internet services are re-established in the region.
The above statements were said by the Nabarun De, General Secretary, Association of Heads of ICSE Schools in West Bengal; CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon were also present in the meeting.
“They will be given the docket number by the Council, which is necessary for registration, once they approached the Council,” De said. Arathoon said.
Students have been worst affected by the unrest in Darjeeling so much so that some schools started conducting classes in the nearby areas.
“We have asked all the students of classes 10 and 12 to report at Siliguri on August 1. We will be holding classes at Matigara, near Siliguri,” a spokesperson of Darjeeling North Point School said.