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Surprise checks continue at unrecognised schools

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Deputy educational officer Konda Ravi Kumar conducted surprise checks on private schools in the city and identified 71 private schools which were conducting the classes without taking permission and recognition from the education department. The Cluster Resource Persons (CRP) and headmasters enquired and identified those schools.

Vijayawada: Deputy educational officer Konda Ravi Kumar conducted surprise checks on private schools in the city and identified 71 private schools which were conducting the classes without taking permission and recognition from the education department. The Cluster Resource Persons (CRP) and headmasters enquired and identified those schools.

Highlights:

  • Criminal cases booked against 42 schools under RTE
  • One lakh fine imposed on Jack and Jill School

The surprise checks were conducted by deputy educational officer Ravi Kumar since July 15 in the city and said that one lakh fine was imposed on Jack and Jill Public School at Satyanarayanapuram and an additional Rs 10,000 was imposed for violating Right to Education Act.

Speaking to the media persons here on Saturday, Ravi Kumar said that through CRP and headmasters they had identified 71 schools which were functioning without permission and recognition. Notices were served on all the schools in the month of March to obtain permission by fulfilling all the norms prescribed by the department, he said. He said that a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on 71 schools after serving three notices, he added.

He said that as per the directive of District Collector B Lakshmikantham criminal cases were booked against the management of 42 schools for violating the RTE Act.Managements of five schools had voluntarily closed their schools and 11 schools obtained permissions from the department by fulfilling all the norms, he added.

He further said that surprise checks would continue and more criminal cases would be booked if the schools fail to fulfil the norms. He cautioned that children, who are studying in unrecognised schools, would face problems in future and suggested to the parents to join their children in the recognised schools only.

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