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State govt will review the list of minority schools

State govt will review the list of minority schools

Vinobha K T, TNN May 15, 2012, 08.39AM IST

MANGALORE: The state government is contemplating reviewing the list of unaided minority institutions in Karnataka to bring more schools under the purview of Right to Education Act 2009.According to the Supreme Court order, unaided schools with minority status do not come under the purview of the RTE act.
Minister for primary and secondary education Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri told TOI that the government will issue a circular to deputy directors of the department of public instructions asking them to review the list of minority schools.

"The problem persists in all parts of the state. We are in the process of assessing minority status given to schools in the state. We are in consultations with all stakeholders on the issue," the minister added.Kageri, who was in Mangalore on a private visit, asserted that the act will be implemented effectively from the forthcoming academic year.
"There will be no obstacles and the act will be implemented without any hassles," he added.Meanwhile, admission forms to seats reserved for poor children in class I have already been dispatched to schools. Parents have to submit filled application forms before May 25 and the selection process will be over by June 10.In Dakshina Kannada district, out of 268 unaided primary schools, 114 have obtained the minority tag. While 60 unaided schools in the district are run by Christian institutions, 46 belong to Muslim managements. Gowda Saraswat Brahmin community has five schools while Jain, Malayali and Gujarati organizatins have one school each.

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