Admissions under the Right to Education law will soon open in local schools.
An announcement was recently made by the Director of Matriculation Schools that students who are eligible for admission under the Right to Education (RTE) Act at private schools can apply online from April 22.
Children who reside within a distance of one km from the school are eligible to apply. The last date for submission of application forms online is May 18.
At P. S. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mylapore, principal S. Bhooma says, “We have 15 seats for RTE students who want to get into LKG. Information on the number of seats available, the date within which the application needs to be submitted and documents required will be displayed on the notice board at the school campus. We will also help the parents with the registration process. Once they register, admission will be granted as per the norms laid down by the education department”.
She continues, “The parents have to bring the documents as required by the government. That will include an income certificate which states that the parent’s annual income is within Rs. 2 lakhs, the child’s birth certificate, address proof and a community certificate”.
At M. Ct. M. Matriculation School, Luz, a staff member says, “Whatever we have been following for RTE admissions since we started a few years ago will continue. As per government norms, 25% of the total number of seats have been set aside for RTE admissions. This year, 23 students are eligible for admission into LKG”.
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The Right to Education Act of 2009 states that that every child aged six to fourteen years has a right to free and compulsory education in a school that satisfies certain essential norms and standards.
Every school, including private schools, should provide free education to socially and economically challenged students till they reach the age of 14 years. This includes disadvantaged groups such as migrant children, child labourers and children with special needs.
The child will not be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses. It is the responsibility of the government and local authorities to ensure admission and attendance of the students.
All neighbourhood schools must have seats for children from poor families.
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