Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Scholarship exam age revised as per RTE act

Scholarship exam age revised as per RTE act

PUNE: Confusion over the upper age-limit for scholarship exams was cleared up by the chairman of the Maharashtra State Council of Examinationon Wednesday, when he declared that the revised age limits for students of Classes V and VIII were according to the Right to Education Act and will not be changed. Lakhs of students in the state attempt these exams. Till last year, the scholarship exams were held for students of Classes IV and VII, but this was revised to suit RTEparameters. Now the exams will be held for students…

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Delays in RTE admission creates problems for stakeholders

Delays in RTE admission creates problems for stakeholders

dmissions under the Right To Education (RTE) Act seem to be heading for yet another controversial year. Technical problems have thrown off the online admission schedule by almost three weeks and there’s still no guarantee that further delays will be avoided. In the last week of February the education department had announced the RTE admission timetable, which listed details of the entire process to be held in three phases. First phase was to start on Feb 29 in which schools had to register online in the database being managed by…

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