Vadodara, June 29, 2013: Saturday is the last day for availing the benefit of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the district.
The state education department has decided to implement certain norms under the RTE to enroll 25 per cent poor and socially backward students in class I.
In Vadodara, where the administration has taken a lead in implementing the norms, 800 children will be offered free education in schools.
Mumbai, June 29, 2013: Unable to secure admission for poor children under the Right to Education (RTE) law, a Mumbai NGO Saturday launched an institution exclusively for those denied entry to regular schools.
Christened "RTE School India", it was launched by a few like-minded people led by non-profit organisation Desh Seva Samiti (DSS) director Avisha Kulkarni, at her home in Goregaon in north Mumbai.
"These children are from the most economically weaker sections like rag-pickers, or from families of domestic workers, autorickshaw drivers and hawkers and we shall impa
Odisha, June 29, 2013: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urges Union HRD Minister Palam Raju to relax teacher qualification norms under Right to Education. On this regards CM Naveen Patnaik writes a letter to Union HRD Minister Palam Raju.
CM Patnaik in his letter said that, “Improving the quality of education in the schools necessitates the strengthening of Teacher Training Institutions (TTIs) for induction of qualified teacher into the schools.
New Delhi, June 27, 2013: Yet another report has criticized the government for tardy implementation of the right to education (RTE). While the three-year deadline for implementation passed in April, 11% schools are still without toilets, 20% don't have safe drinking water and 74% are without a library. The report by the organization Child Rights and You (CRY) also states that 61% schools demand proof of age, which is not required under the Act.
Hyderabad, June 27, 2013: Closure of about 4000 budget schools in the name of implementing the Right to Education Act, will badly hit education of the Children belonging to poorer sections because of the absence of a school in the neighborhood or their inability to afford costly schools, said State Lok Satta Party Vice President D V V S Varma here today.
In a media statement, Varma said the Government decision is thoughtless in that it comes at a time education is in a parlous state.
Quoting Government data, Varma said there are 3193 Government primary schools with le
Nalgonda, Hyderabad, June 23, 2013: Union minister for human resources development MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Right to Education Act has benefited about 19 crore students all over the country.
He was addressing a public meeting after inaugurating Adarsha Pathasala (model school) at Karivirala village of Nadiguda mandal in Nalgonda district.
Imphal, June 22, 2013: Manipur Alliance for Child Right (MACR), Thoubal branch in association with Nehru Yuba Kendra, Thoubal has today convened a discussion program on Right to Free and Compulsory Education 2009 which is popularly known as RTE at the Election Counting Hall in the complex of Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, in which L Nabakishwor Singh (IAS), ADM Thoubal, E Manglemjao Singh, Up-Adakshya of Thoubal Zilla Parishad and Sh Budhi Singh, ZP of Langathel were on the dais as president, chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
While giving her key note address o
Guwahati, June 22, 2013: The right to education is universal and must extend to all children, youth and adults, including people with disabilities, asserted Shampa Sengupta, an activist who has been striving for the issues related to disability rights.
Delivering a talk on disability rights in education on Saturday, Sengupta highlighted the appalling situation when it came to education facilities for children with disabilities.
In Assam especially, she said more than half of school dropouts were disabled students and many of them were discriminated against.
Hyderabad, June 21st, 2013: India Literacy Project (ILP), a non-governmental organisation working towards building an educated India, started a workshop on Right to Education Act (RTE) at St Anne’s Generalate in Tarnaka on Thursday. The three-day training program aims at sharing of experiences and learnings by grassroot-level functionaries from NGOs of seven states.
“To ensure that the act benefits the needy, capacity-building of stakeholders is very important,” said Vasudeva Sharma, executive director of Child Rights Trust, Bangalore.
Bangladesh, June 26, 2013: Most of the schools in the country run with inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for students, especially the primary level institutions with the government and the rural ones being in the worst condition.
In most schools one toilet is allotted for more than 200 students while there are even worse examples in some institutions against the set standard of one toilet for every 30 students (according to the Institute in Tropical Medicine and Public Health).