Some schools are not following the regulations: committee
B.M. Sathish, president of a committee to fight against denial of admission to children under the Right to Education Act, has appealed to Deputy Commissioner S.S. Pattanashetty to convene a meeting of all schools, parents, committee members and education officers to discuss various misgivings about the provisions under the Act.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Sathish said that many schools were reluctant to provide admission to children under the Act for lower kindergarten and upper kindergarten (LKG and UKG) or to continue admission for successive years.
They were contending that there was no provision for admission to LKG or UKG under the Act and that the admission given once could not be continued for subsequent years.
The Education Department had sent a circular to all schools to admit children for LKG and UKG under the Act but many schools were not following it. Management of some schools were demanding income certificates in the name of children.
A few schools were demanding fees from parents by stating that the admission under RTE was only for one year, he alleged.
However, some education officers were pleading ignorance about these issues and that the RTE was silent on such problems, he said.
There were several misgivings about admission of children under RTE, he said and appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to convene a meeting and clarify the doubts to people about the Act.
He also requested the Deputy Commissioner to instruct the Deputy Director of Public Instruction to set up a help desk in his office and other education offices to provide complete information about admission under RTE, Mr. Sathish said.
K.T. Gopalagowda, vice-president of the committee, Valmiki Krishna, M. Premalatha and Veena Manjunath were present.
‘Many institutions are denying seats to children for LKG, UKG’ ‘School managements contending that admissions under the Act is valid for only one year’
‘Many institutions are denying seats to children for LKG, UKG’
‘School managements contending that admissions under the Act is valid for only one year’