As many as 1,400 students from poor families will be given admissions in private schools under the provisions of Right to Education (RTE) Act. The forms for the admissions under the system will be available from the district education office from Thursday.
The state government awards a quota to each city for admissions under the RTE act since the last couple of years. A committee headed by municipal commissioner looks into the admission process after accepting forms.
Chairman of the primary school education committee of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) Keyur Rokadia who is also a member of the admission committee said that last year the state government had given a quota for 800 students for the city. “We were the only municipal corporation area in the state that admitted students on all the seats,” he said.
District education officer and member secretary of the admission committee Navnit Mehta said that the children would be admitted in 82 Gujarati medium, 33 English medium schools as well as 11 CBSE and international schools. He added that forms for eligible students would be given till March 10.
Source: Times of India