Published On : Fri, Jun 26th, 2015

Right To Education: Govt schools facing problem of admissions

Nagpur: Right To Education (RTE) aims at imparting education to all. Under this right, even the private schools are bound to impart education to economically weak. This being the situation of equality to receive education, the government-run schools are facing severe problem of admissions, and in fact their existence seems to in danger.

It is because the people/ parents are well aware of the ailing conditions of government-run schools in terms of several lacunae.They are somehow being kept alive by the students of very poor communities.

Ever since the RTE has been launched across the country, the people/ parents and their wards in general tend to seek admissions in private schools/ public schools. The city like Nagpur has in all 1368 schools of which 6 are government-run, 2 are Zilla Parishad – run, 194 are NMC-run,, 626 are government-grant aided, and 518 are non-aided.

According to a survey made by Nagpur Today, as many as 40,000 children were admitted in standard first during year 2014, and now 4097 children will have to be admitted in private schools under RTE.

On the other hand, the condition of government or semi-government run schools is such that their teachers are required to approach door-to-door in surrounding localities and try to convince the parents to admit their wards in their schools. As per a report, at the beginning of this academic session the private schools in the city have received as many as 12,000 applications for admission. Thanks to RTE, the parents feel that they would have never been able to seek admissions in private schools for their wards, had the RTE not come into force.