Within two months of suspending the affiliation of 36 schools, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on 19 October cancelled the affiliation of 68 more schools. The board is under immense pressure to rectify the current education and examination system post the Bihar cheating scam fallout that took place early this year.
Previously, BSEB inspected 165 schools, out of which affiliation of 144 schools was suspended. It had given these institutions 15 days to explain why their affiliation should not be cancelled. Overall, affiliations of 77 schools and inter-colleges have been cancelled so far. More schools and institutions are expected to lose affiliation.
"The Board, which is scrutinising replies to the show-cause notices issued to schools that were suspended earlier, did not find replies of 68 inter colleges and schools, and cancelled their affiliation," said BSEB chairman Anand Kishor to Indian Express. "We are now waiting for inspection report of 28 schools - 21 from Vaishali district and seven from Saran district," he added.
Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, prime accused in the topper scam, who is currently in jail, has granted affliliation to 212 schools and inter-colleges.