The second lottery of admissions under Right to Education (RTE) Act was announced on Saturday. In all, 2713 children were selected for admission to various private schools in the second round. Parents got information through SMS on their mobile phones about the name of school allotted to their ward.
Admission in the allotted schools would have to be finallsed between June 17 and June 26. All the selected students and their parents, would have to appear before a scrutiny committee of education department to verify their documents. The committee after going through the requisite documents would give an admit card for admission in the allotted school.
Several parents got dejected after the draw as they hoped that the draw would be taken out for all vacant seats but that did not happen. Only 2731 children found spot in the draw. Parents said that draw should be taken out for all vacant seats.
It may be mentioned here that there are 675 primary schools registered in Nagpur district and 7204 seats have been kept reserved under RTE. More than 26000 children applied online for the seats. In the first round, 5701 students were allotted schools and till May 10, 3904 students got admission.
However, the delay in starting second round of admission process under the Right to ducation (RTE) Act this year has parents of students worried, and left them with no option but wait. A majority of schools in the district have started their academic year.
Until last year, the RTE admission process would start in January, with three rounds of lotteries, and end by first week of June. The process this year began on March 5.
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