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  Metros   Mumbai  06 Apr 2018  1L kids drop out of BMC schools for lack of class 8

1L kids drop out of BMC schools for lack of class 8

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 6, 2018, 1:53 am IST
Updated : Apr 6, 2018, 1:53 am IST

Acting on this complaint, the NCPCR has directed the Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson to look into the matter.

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Mumbai: City-based activist Ghanshyam Sonar has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) claiming that over one lakh students belonging to schools run by the Brihanmumbai Munic-ipal Corporation (BMC) have dropped out as their schools do not have facility for class 8.

Acting on this complaint, the NCPCR has directed the Maharashtra Commission for Protec-tion of Child Rights (MCPCR) chairperson to look into the matter. According to the information obtained from civic body through Right to Information (RTI) queries, 1,017 schools out of a total of 1,195 schools do not have the facility for class 8.

 

According to the Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB) of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for the year 2017-18, the BMC had 1,195 schools for class 1 to 12. Out of them, 167 schools have a provision for classes 1 to 4, 850 schools for classes I to 7. A total of 1,017 schools do not have the facility for class 8,” reveals Sonar.

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