Right to education act has many loopholes – exemption given to minority institutions is a major one. Many schools save themselves under the protection of minority status even in the absence of certificates.
The demand for quality education at low cost remains unmet in Bengaluru, while those who manage to get RTE seats for children face situations that are against the spirit of the Act. First part of the series on Right to Education act and ground realities in Bengaluru.
While there are examples of schools getting into profiteering mode, there are schools that need to recover the investment. The ‘charity’ tag for schools and the unscientific fee structure the government is proposing is not helping solve any problem.
Students from six Sanjay Nagar schools participated in the Walk to School event held on November 5th. The initiative encourages school children to be active, and in turn be more aware about their neighbourhood.
Enfold had organised a panel discussion on creating safe spaces for children in schools on November 28th. Experts shared the recommended protocols and systems to be followed by schools as per the CPP and POCSO Act.