NMMC launches site on schools
VASHI: With an eye on transparency, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s ( NMMC) education department has started its own website — nmmcedu.com — to provide information on all 459 schools and seats available under the Right to Education ( RTE) Act for economically backward students.
The RTE Act man dates school store serve 25% of seats for the economically weaker candidates.
The website envisages to help parents who are in a quandary over the admission process and the RTE quota in schools of their choice, officials said. It provides information on all schools f rom Digha to Belapur.
The website gives complete details of all the 108 schools that come under the RTE ambit, including their name, contact numbers, the number of seats reserved in the school etc.
A brainchild of municipal commissioner Dinesh Waghmare and deputy municipal commissioner( education) Amrish Patnigere, the website was formally inaugurate data special function on Monday at the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium.
“Schools, parents, teachers and students are the four pillars of the education system. The website provides information that will benefit all the four constituents,” Patnigere said, adding, “Those who have recently settled in the city can from the comfort of their house check on the schools where they want to admit their children.”
“There are also model question papers, digital learning and other help for t he students. We are confident that the website will prove to be a boon for all the stakeholders,” Patnigere concluded.
In addition, the education department will monitor quality of education in schools.