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NSF holds seminar on RTE with SCERT
Kohima, Jun 17 (NPN):
Published on 18 Jun. 2011 1:09 AM IST
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With a view to acquaint itself with the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, the Naga students’ federation (NSF) Friday held a one-day seminar on RTE Act with SCERT director Vipralhou Kesiezie as resource person at State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT conference hall, Kohima.
Briefing NSF executives about the salient features of the RTE Act, the resource person said the Act provided the right to free and compulsory elementary education in a neighbourhood school till Class 8 for children between the age group of 6-14 years.
Vipralhou dwelled on duties and responsibilities of government, local authority, parents, teachers and school authorities.
He also called upon the NSF to act as watch dog and pressure group towards the successful implementation of Act in the State.
SCERT joint director taking charge of RTE Act in Nagaland, Kevi Liegise said RTE Act was applicable for both government and government recognized private schools in the state.
He, however, clarified that except in matters of fee and functioning of school managing board, which were mandatory for government schools, the private schools were exempted from purview of the two rules.
During the open discussion, the NSF representatives put forth certain suggestions towards better implementation of the Act.
They also asserted that during their tour to different districts starting from June 20, they would seek suggestions from general public and student bodies about the Act to be submitted back to SCERT.

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