Kolhapur | RTE admission: Extension ends on Monday amid poor response

KOLHAPUR: The fourth extension to the Right to Education (RTE) 25% admission quota by the district primary education department will come to an end on Monday, May 23 amid poor response. The department earlier had extended the deadline to May 23 from earlier May 16, after receiving the poor response to the admission process.

According to the officials the number has not improved much even after the extension.

The department was forced to extend the process after it received few registrations; 339 to be specific, for over 3,000 seats in 288 schools.

 An official from the department said that the admission procedure has been organised through online mode for the very first time, and it is likely that it had an impact on the number of registrations.
 It has to be noted that last year, with more than 40% RTE seats remaining in vacant position in the district, the admission process had to be extended to the month of September, after the poor response in the district.
Under the RTE act, economically and socially disadvantaged children, as well as those with disabilities, can be admitted in Class I or at the pre-primary stage, of private unaided and aided schools.

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