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3,287 seats still vacant in division's pre-primary & primary schools

3,287 seats still vacant in division's pre-primary & primary schools

Himanshu Nitnaware, TNN Oct 25, 2013, 05.52AM IST
AURANGABAD: The Aurangabad division has identified 828 vacant seats in pre-primary schools and 2459 seats in primary schools, which are yet to be filled under the 25% admittance provision made under the Right to Education (RTE), Act, 2009.
Meanwhile, the division consisting of Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Hingoli and Beed districts has collectively achieved to admit 798 students. The total capacity of students that can be accommodated in the pre-primary and primary sections is 1,258 and 5,279 respectively.
Nitin Upasni, education officer at zilla parishad, primary, said that the number of students in the pre-primary schools admitted from SC/ST is 196, physically challenged students is nine while students belonging to economic backward classes is 225. A total of 430 students have been admitted comprising of 34.18% have been recorded."
Similarly, for primary section for class I, as many as 1,171 students from SC/ST category, about 17 from physically challenged category and around 1,632 from economic backward classes have been admitted.
Under the provision of RTE, the students falling under the respective category can seek admissions throughout the academic year.
"At present, the verification process of all the schools is undergoing to check if the schools have admitted the informed number of students. The attendance of students and teachers will be checked," Upasni said.
Squads have been deployed across the region for which a performa has been developed for examination. Efforts are also undergoing concentrating efforts to include maximum number of students under the 25% admittance through constant follow up, convincing and percolating through awareness, he added.
Speaking to TOI, he further said that as per the norms the review of attendance of each student has to be reported every three months to ZP which will be followed up. "After the verification process is complete the school management will have to submit a proposal for reimbursement of the fees for number of students admitted by it," he added.

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