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No takers for RTE reservation in Hubli

No takers for RTE reservation in Hubli

Basavaraj F Kattimani, TNN Jul 20, 2012, 06.00AM IST

Hubli: Seats under the RTE Act quota are going abegging in Hubli. While some schools received at least 2-3 applications, there were others that never got any.
The poor response has only left the education department all the more confused. Most schools point their fingers at the district administration and the education departmens for their alleged failure to create awareness among parents on RTE.

According to sources, 179 students got admission in various schools under the RTE Act and only 6 to 7 % students got admission against the actual quota of 25% in Hubli.
Speaking to TOI, L G Patil, superintendent, block education office, Hubli, said that there are nearly 55 primary schools in the city.
"We have approved all 179 applications received from parents seeking seats under RTE quota. Though we did our best to spread awareness, the response has been poor. We admit that more awareness should have been created to attract students. Next year we will go about creating awareness in a bigger way," he said.
Varada Byhatti, principal, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, said that the school did not get a single application for the RTE quota. "Lack of awareness is the culprit," Byhatti said.

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