NMMC gives go-ahead for two CBSE schools

The civic body plans to set up the schools in Airoli and Belapur constituencies

The General Body of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has given the go-ahead for setting up two CBSE schools in Navi Mumbai. The Education Department will ensure that the schools start operations from the next academic year onwards.

During the budget presentation in April, it was suggested that the NMMC consider giving permission for two CBSE board schools in Airoli and Belapur electoral constituencies.

Mayor Sudhakar Sonawane said, “Many educated families belonging to the lower middle class are unable to afford education for their children in good schools. So I wanted CBSE schools run by the NMMC in Navi Mumbai. My vision is to have a day-boarding school where children will not need to attend extra tuitions classes.” The NMMC aims to set up the school in a newly constructed building at Sector 50 in Nerul, which comes under Belapur constituency. Officials are surveying places in Airoli constituency to set up the second school. The NMMC plans to float tenders in a month or two.

NMMC Commissioner Dr. N. Ramaswami said, “The government proposed to set up 100 International Baccalaureate schools in the State. The government was also trying to get approval to set up a school in Navi Mumbai. In the first list, the proposal was not mentioned so I requested the government to consider it. We will then have a CBSE school and a IB school.”

Mr. Ramaswami said the criteria for admitting students was being discussed and maximum reservation would be ensured for underprivileged students. He said, “We will outsource the operations of the school. We will only provide the infrastructure.”

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