Kerala govt poser to unrecognised schools over RTE norms

The Kerala government sought to know why action should not be taken against unrecognised schools which do not adhere to the norms under the Right to Education Act.

Education Minister C. Raveendranath told the State Assembly that the government would decide on the issue after going through the reply of the schools.

A total of 1,585 schools were issued show cause notice and they have replied and submitted complaints.

“The State government has an open mind on the issue and it will take a final decision after considering all aspects,” he said.

The government had issued certificates of recognition to 395 schools after RTE Act came into force, he said.

The Minister said the government wanted to streamline the unrecognised schools, which do no follow the criteria with regard to wages for teachers, infrastructure in schools and quality of education.

He said the LDF government was committed to strengthening the public education system and lauded private institutions for their role in the education sector.

(Agencies)