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Trichy Edu Dept Orders Shutdown of Schools Violating RTE Act

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Trichy: The Nursery School and Primary Schools in Tricy District are under observations of the education department as the three year holiday to comply with the RTE Act (Right To Education) has come to an end.

Hence the Education Department in Trichy has ordered to close those schools that are not following the rules and regulations of RTE Act.

The notices regarding the same has been issued to 23 nursery and primary schools across Trichy by V.Jayakumar, the additional Chief Education Officer (ACEO), Surve Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). He said " Of the 255 nursery and primary schools in the district, the 23 schools in the list lack even basic amenities like space, toilet, water, faculty etc, though the RTE Act laid down several rules to be implemented to ensure quality education to the students. However, those schools being run for six months to one year failed to abide by the Act".

The three-year time to implement the RTE Act was over last April. Since then, the education department officials found a lot of violations in the implementation of RTE Act in those schools. Based on the findings, 23 schools, including six in Trichy city, five in Mannachanallur block, three in Mannachanallur block, two in Manikandam block, and one each in Thuraiyur, Uppiliyapuram, Thottiyam, Thathaingarpettai, Trichy west, Thiruverumbur, Manapparai and Musiri.

"We warned the schools to stop running the schools and relieve the students who joined in May this year to other schools. Of the 23 schools, eleven schools were functioning without students, whereas twelve schools have admitted a few students. The students in those schools will be admitted to nearby government and government-aided schools in one week time. Even if the schools continue to run, they will be shutdown by our department officials," he explained.

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