Jaipur | RTE hits enrolments in govt schools

Jaipur: The Right to Education Act-2009 (RTE) quota is fast eating away into enrollment in government schools.

With admission of 2.20 lakh children from the economically weaker sections (EWS) in private schools under the Right to Education Act-2009 for the session 2015-16, the intake in government schools will be reduced further. The admission process for EWS students in private schools, through a centralized admission process concluded on Tuesday.

According to the district information system for education (DISE) report between 2011-12 and 2013-14, enrolment in government schools has declined from 71 lakh to 64 lakh students. The difference of seven lakh students from state schools went on to enroll in private schools where figures jumped from 51 lakh in 56 lakh in same period. Incidentally, admissions for EWS children in private schools under RTE-2009 in the same period was 4.60 lakh.

Source: The Times of India

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