MUMBAI: The deadline to confirm seats under the Right to Education Act has been extended to Tuesday (Feb 2) from the earlier deadline of Friday.
This is because only 56 admissions had been confirmed until Friday though at least 1,293 students had been allotted seats at various unaided non-minority schools in the city through a lottery on January 20.
Officials attributed the low number to schools refusing admission to students. “Schools have said they cannot admit students at the last moment,” said deputy civic education officer Prakash Charate.
Of 56 admissions, 53 were in state board schools while three were in non-state board schools.
Non-state board schools had not admitted class I students as their academic year has ended.
Trustee of Goenka Educational Institutes in Goregaon, Sunita Goenka, said they admitted all allotted in pre-primary.
Source: The Times of India