Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need. For example, students might be eligible if they have a particular skill, live in a certain area or are working toward a specific major. Private scholarship awards can range from as little as a few hundred to thousands of dollars. For many students, they’re an important piece of the equation to cover the total cost of college, from tuition and fees to room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous items. A downside of private scholarships, though, is that at…

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Karnataka to empower itself to monitor private CBSE, ICSE schools

Karnataka to empower itself to monitor private CBSE, ICSE schools

Three kids died of food poisoning at the Vidhyavaridhi School in Tumakuru recently BENGALURU: In a major initiative towards ensuring safety and security of children in schools, the state government is set to empower itself to monitor and regulate even private CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools. The state cabinet on Friday decided to amend the Karnataka Education Act 1983, in accordance with the Children’s Safety Policy 2016, to empower itself to take appropriate action for the safety and security of students studying at private CBSE and ICSE schools. The state government,…

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Private schools seek financial aid

Private schools seek financial aid

ONGOLE: The Andhra Pradesh Unaided School Managements’ Association on Friday urged the State government to provide a hand-holding support to them so as to offer better education to students. APUSM State president A. Krishna Reddy told a press conference here after its general body meeting that even as the student strength in the State-run educational institutions kept declining over a period, private schools provided quality education to students. Pressing for financial assistance to private schools, APUSM State general secretary G. Pullaih objected to the new fire safety regulations which made…

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Private CBSE schools cannot appoint their own principals

Private CBSE schools cannot appoint their own principals

Private schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are set to lose their autonomy in appointing their principals, as each aspirant will have to pass an eligibility test conducted by the CBSE and representatives of the CBSE and State government will have a veto in the selection committee to pick a principal. Teachers aspiring to be principals will soon have to appear for a Principal Eligibility Test (PET), the CBSE has decided. Those who are already principals will also have to take the test. However, this amendment…

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Chandigarh: Admission process in private school to start from December 1

Chandigarh: Admission process in private school to start from December 1

Submission of applications for admission in kindergarten and nursery in private schools will begin from December 1 after education secretary Sarvjit Singh approved the Common Admission Schedule on Friday. The last date is December 12. The private schools will upload information with regard to the number of seats available, admission criteria, date of admission, age requirement, fee structure, documents required, date of draw on the website and notice board by November 30. Keeping in mind the missionary schools that have their Christmas celebrations in December, the date of the final…

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Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

The recruitment company that employs private investigators to probe the conduct of British troops in Iraq has been received more than £20 million in taxpayers money, it can be disclosed. Ministers revealed the huge sums paid to Red Snapper Recruitment amid growing calls for the inquiry into alleged historic abuse be shut down. Mike Penning, the armed forces minister, said in a parliamentary written answer that Red Snapper had been paid £20.8 million since winning the contract to provide staff for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat) in 2013. The…

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Concern over unrecognised private distance education institutions

Concern over unrecognised private distance education institutions

Expressing concern over mushrooming of unrecognized private distance education institutions including schools, colleges and universities in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association (APETA) has sought to know the detailed report from the departmental verification board to trace them out. The Education Department, vide an order last year had constituted a seven-member board headed by the director of higher and technical education to verify various educational institutions which were allegedly running without valid documents and were not affiliated to National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) in the state. Claiming that…

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