NMMC launches site on schools

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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