Coimbatore | Schools Told to Comply With RTE Norms

Coimbatore: The Inspector of Matriculation Schools here has instructed matriculation schools to ensure 100 per cent admission under the Right To Education (RTE) Act.

According to the Act, 25 per cent of seats in schools have to be reserved for the economically and socially disadvantaged section of students. While these students are not required to pay fees, the government will be reimbursing the fee amount to the schools.

During the monthly review meeting of matriculation schools in the district, Inspector of Matriculation Schools in Coimbatore R Geetha instructed private matriculation schools to achieve 100 percent admission under the Act. “Apart from this, general instructions were given regarding admission norms, ensuring safety of students and about parent-teacher associations,” Geetha said.

Regarding the notice issued to schools which have not enrolled a single child under the RTE Act, Geetha said, “These schools have started sending their responses. Some have stated that they have not received any application under the RTE Act. A few others have agreed to admit students under the RTE Act which is a positive development.”

Sources said that of the 232 matriculation schools in Coimbatore, not even a single student was enrolled under the RTE Act in 24. The Matriculation Directorate has sent show cause notices to these schools asking them why even a single student was not enrolled under the RTE Act. It has also sought explanation from the schools as to why their recognition should not be cancelled.

Source: The New Indian Express

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