Pan­vel ed­u­ca­tion of­fice holds aware­ness cam­paigns on RTE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVI MUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­

NAVI MUM­BAI: In a bid to fill up max­i­mum num­ber of seats un­der the Right to Ed­u­ca­tion (RTE) Act this year, the Pan­vel block ed­u­ca­tion of­fice has be­gun aware­ness cam­paigns in schools.

Of­fi­cials from the ed­u­ca­tion of­fice said they have taken sem­i­nars at all the 76 schools be­fore the reg­is­tra­tion process be­gan on how to go about the ad­mis­sion process. “Now that the reg­is­tra­tion and ver­i­fi­ca­tion pro­cesses are over, we have in­structed the schools to ad­ver­tise and spread aware­ness on the num­ber of seats avail­able un­der the 25% quota. Schools have been asked to put up no­tices out­side the premises,” said Nav­nath Sable, block ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer of Pan­vel re­gion.

Ac­tivists and vol­un­teers from Kharghar-based so­cio-cul­tural or­gan­i­sa­tion Yuva Pr­erna along with the Kharghar unit of BJP have started help-cen­tres at their of­fices since Mon­day. “We are try­ing to take ini­tia­tives so that more chil­dren ben­e­fit from the RTE Act. We have posted our vol­un­teers to go to dif­fer­ent nodes in the re­gion and in­form peo­ple about the quota. They also as­sist these chil­dren in fill­ing the forms on­line,” said Ki­ran Patil, its general sec­re­tary.

Mean­while, in the NMMC re­gion, the school reg­is­tra­tion process will be com­pleted in cou­ple of days.

“Cur­rently, 108 schools have com­pleted the reg­is­tra­tion un­der our ju­ris­dic­tion and there are around 3,450 seats avail­able for the RTE quota. The ver­i­fi­ca­tion process of the schools is on and about 90% of the work has been done,” said Dat­ta­tray Na­gare, ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer (charged) from NMMC.

Of­fi­cials said they have sent no­tices to the schools with a list of in­struc­tions to be fol­lowed for con­duct­ing aware­ness cam­paigns for ad­mis­sions.

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