Panvel education office holds awareness campaigns on RTE
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.