Private schools asked to follow RTE guidelines in Odisha

Koraput: Private schools in Koraput district have been asked to follow the guidelines of the Right to Education (RTE) Act and get their doubts, if any, cleared by the district education office.

A meeting in this regard was organised by the district administration recently in which principals of over 80 private schools participated.

The meeting included a detailed presentation on the Act and also a question and answer session, a district official said.

The schools have been asked to take certain measures for the safety of the children and create a conducive environment for academic activities, Koraput district Collector Jaya Kumar V said.

Officials said apart from giving 25 per cent reservation to children belonging to economically-weaker sections, which is mandatory under the Act, the private schools were asked to hang a board displaying details of the teachers appointed, including their educational qualification, and student strength.

The private schools were also asked to write the school’s name in Odia language and maintain the student-teacher ratio, they said.