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No licenses for new schools in state for 3 yrs?

No licenses for new schools in state for 3 yrs?

Shrivibhavana   ¦    Jun 14, 2018 01:05:49 PM (IST)

No licenses for new schools in state for 3 yrs?-1Bengaluru: In a bid to improve student admissions in government schools, the Primary and High school Education Department is seriously contemplating not issuing licenses to start any new primary and high schools in the state for three years. 

In the state, 261 primaries and 57 high schools recorded zero admission. In between, around 2,429 applications have been submitted to start new schools in the state. However, the Department of Primary and Secondary Education has understood that opening of a huge number of private schools will affect the admission in the government schools. So, it is planning to stop issuing any license for new schools for next three years.

From the department analysis, it is found that private schools are affecting the government schools. Implementation of Right To Education (RTE) has become one of the reasons to decrease the number of students in the government schools. Former education minister Tanveer Sait had also declared that permission will not be given for new schools for five years. However, he later retracted and agreed to give permission, owing to the pressure by the private education institutions.

Minister for Department of Primary and Secondary Education N Mahesh said that there should be some thought process involved before giving license. The decision will be taken only after discussion, he added.