NMMC launches site on schools
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.
T h e RT E A c t m a n d at e s schools t o reserve 25% of seats f or t he 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.
T h e we b s i t e g ive s complete details of all t he 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 c ommissioner Dinesh Waghmare and deputy munici pal commissioner ( education) Amrish Patnigere, the website was for mally inaugurated at a special function on Monday at the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium.
“Schools, parents, teachers and students are the four pillars of the education s y s t e m . T h e we b s i t e p r o - vides infor mation 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 t he schools where t hey 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.