Bijnor: Keeping in view the lack of awareness among the poor about free education in private schools under the Right to Education Act, the State government has now set a target of admitting 50,000 students this year.
According to the provisions of the RTE Act, there is 25% reservation for BPL cardholders, who can admit their children in private schools without having to pay any fees. Considering the lack of awareness in this regard, the State government has set a target of admitting 50,000 students this year. Also, Bijnor has been given a target of admitting 990 students. Though there are around 3000 public schools in Bijnor district, there is no child having free education in private schools.
According to sources, the situation is similar in the other states.
To improve the situation, State director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan held a meeting at Lucknow on July25 and assigned targets to all BSAs.
Elaborating on the same, Bijnor BSA Sanjay Kushwah told TOI, “There is a target of 50,000 students to be admitted in private schools. Besides, Bijnor district has been given a target of 990 students in nursery and first standard.” “These admissions are meant for nursery and first standard only. We are all set to implement this scheme and will start a campaign to create awareness among the poor so that they can also send their wards to private schools,” he added.
Source : The Times Of India