Lucknow: DC directs random checking of private schools to find whereabouts of underprivileged students | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: For the academic session of 2022-23, according to district administration 15,556 underprivileged students were selected via lottery for admission in 1,328 private schools, but only half of them that is 7,943 have been admitted, rest others academic year is likely in lurch.
Therefore, Roshan Jacob, the divisional commissioner has directed the chief development officer (CDO) of Lucknow to conduct a random survey of 25% private schools in order to find status of underprivileged students.
Speaking to TOI, CDO Riya Kejriwal said, “Random checking is last resort, initially we are planning to hold a camp in an open public location where parents of underprivileged students and school authorities will be called to sort out the issues related to admission. We are hopeful that camp will be immensely helpful in the majority of cases.”
“However, even after this camp if schools fail to admit students, appropriate action will be taken,” she added. Dates of holding camp are yet to be declared.
After the camp, CDO is expected to hold a random survey of at least 25 % of schools to take updates on the whereabouts of underprivileged students.
Meanwhile, DC has directed to issue notices against 40 schools who have not admitted even a single underprivileged students for free education under section-12 (1) (c) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.

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