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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:19:50 AM (IST)  

Mangalore: Certificates Vanish at Colaco Nursing College: Parents Lay Siege

Mangalore:  Certificates Vanish at Colaco Nursing College:  Parents Lay Siege

By Melka Miyar - Pics: Prajwal Ukkuda
Daijiworld Media Network

Mangalore, Mar 10: Tension prevailed at the Colaco School Nursing College premises on Monday, March 10, when the parents of the students studying there laid siege on the Institute.

The parents alleged that the  SSLC  and II  PUC original marks cards of over 90 students studying there have  gone missing . They further accused  the management of being involved in selling these certificates in exchange for money. They also threatened that the siege will not be withdrawn until the management returns the original certificates.

When the students asked for their original certificates back, the management did not  give them the satisfactory explanation as to why they were withheld.  Instead , the students have accused the management of threatening them . They also warned the students that they would hold their exam hall tickets. if they approached the media.

Answering to the questions of the protestors, trustee Treeza said, “ a certain Dr K K Varghese, who was the previous  administrator of the college had stolen all these certificates. ”  A complaint was  lodged against him later at the Kadri police station. But the protestors insisted  that the management  was  also involved in this certificate theft .

Speaking to the media, Stany Alvares, one of the protestors, said that the management had earlier  insulted him when he asked them for the certificates . He also reiterated saying that the management had threatened the students  of dire consequences if they continued to demand their original certificates back.

Kadri station police  rushed to spot and calmed the  protestors  with assurance calling    Dr K K Varghese to the police station for questioning.  Later in the evening  Dr K K Varghese paid a visit to the Kadri police station and denied  all allegations  made against him by Treeza and Navin. Speaking to the media , Dr Varghese said that he  was not heading  the Nursing School since many years but only heading the hospital. He said that there was no possibility of him  stealing the certificates.

In a counter attack, Dr Varghese said that the Administrative Medical Officer (AMO) Dr Navin was the Public Relation Officer under him for many years and was not a qualified doctor.  After his  resignation, Navin  suddenly claimed himself  to be a 'doctor.'   “How is it possible to become a doctor within few months ?  “ questioned Dr Varghese .  He said that the Colaco Nursing school management has made  him a scapegoat .

Dr Varghese in a  counter attack lashed at  Navin  accusing him of misusing the certificates. It must be recalled that some fake certificate rackets were busted in the city by the police .

But the innocent students are suffering in these blame games . With patience running out, the students have given the management an ultimatum of 24 hours to return their original certificates  failing which they would intensify their protest in front of the Colaco Hospital.

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Comments on this article
Marquis D'mello, Mangalore
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We need to put a check on the management of these colleges...everyone is concerned about making money and growing fast.

Melwin Rego, Kelarkalabettu
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Parents and students must learn a lesson from this. No one should look for an institution for studying any course which has no Government supervision or aid. All such mushrooming educational instituions have no commitment to education, have only commercial motive. Look for a good graduate course which widens horizon and a better career.

Ozie Cutinha, Mangalore
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Most professional colleges in Mangalore are keeping their student's original certificates of S.S.L.C. and P.U.C. until the students finish their professional courses. It is time they put an end to this practice.

veena, mangalore
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Very bad news

vishwa, mangalore/usa
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mangalore is a hub of colleages. Nursing collages mushroomed like any thing. last time I visited I saw all hospitals have become now nursing colleges. unless strict audits are not done this is what is going to happen.

Eric Coelho, Mangalore
Thursday, March 13, 2008

It is a Shame on Colaco Institution that an important Original document of aspiring students has been misplaced leading to Blame Game. The Management should have taken Notarised Photocopies verifying orignial alongwith it and returned it back immediately. Lack of Proper Management and Professionalism has led the Cause to go on to the Streets. Shame on these Institutions.

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