Parents of the students
of Aldona-based institution (higher secondary school) have appealed to the
management to reinstate the two officials, who have been allegedly suspended.
Parents along with the
students protested peacefully at the premises on Friday.
The parents also
submitted a representation demanding
reinstatement of Fr Diago Fernandes, who was the principal and Fr Valerian
Carvalho, who was the manager.
The parents gathered at
the school premises demanded explanation from the principal Fr Jerard, however,
did not accept his explanation and demanded that Chairman of Province be called
in for a meeting to resolve the issue.
Later, it was decided to
close the school and parents along with students walked out in protest.
Even a police force was called in to prevent any law and order
Speaking to the media, a
parent Melvyn Fernandes said that “under the two priests, quality of
institution had gone up and students were benefiting as there was discipline
and check on the students as well as teachers.”
One of the ex-students
Cosme Fernandes informed that “we have got support from the students only
because Fr Diago has changed the topography of the institution. And, in last
year’s exam, students showed good results. Last night all of a sudden they
suspended both the priests for inquiry.”
Fr Jerard, who is the principal of the institution informed, “Today
morning (Friday) parents gathered asking us why the previous principal and
manager have been suspended. We clarified that they have not been suspended but
are transferred by the society which looks into transfers.”
“Since we are not the
transferring authority, so, we will ask the chairman of the society to come
here and explain to the parents
tomorrow,” added the principal.
Source:: The Navhind Times