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217 entry-level seats for EWS children in private schools vacant

chandigarh Updated: Mar 28, 2014 10:07 IST
Vivek Gupta
Vivek Gupta
Hindustan Times
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With the new academic session around the corner, 217 reserved seats for entry-level classes in 25 private schools are yet to be filled, as per the UT education department data.

Under the Right to Education Act (RTE), private schools are required to reserve 25% of entrylevel seats for students belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS).

For instance, 35 seats for Class 1 at St Stephen’s School and 22 seats in the nursery section at Manav Mangal School, Sector 21 are vacant. Likewise, 15 nursery seats at Shishu Niketan Model School, Sector 28, 16 pre-nursery seats at Ankur Public School, Sector 14; 13 nursery seats at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22; and 12 seats at Kulwant Rai Sarhitkari Vidya Mandir, Sector 43, are yet to be filled.

Many schools have single digit seats available. DAV-8 has four nursery seats, while there are five pre-nursery seats at Banyan Tree School, nine pre-nursery seats at MDAV School, Sector-22, eight at the pre-nursery section of Aanchal Public School, Sector 41, and six in pre-nursery section at Kundan International School, Sector 46.

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