Trajano tells CM to come clean on MoI … and RTE implementation

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should come clean on his policy of medium of instruction and implementation of the Right to Education Act, president of the Lokacho Adhar and aspiring politician Trajano D’Mello said.

Addressing a press conference, D’Mello said that there are more than 27,000 students studying in private English medium primary schools in the state and that these 27,000 students were denied the benefits of the Right to Education Act which guaranteed free and compulsory education.

“Parrikar should come clean on his policy of medium of instruction. The Academic Authority that he had promised to constitute while announcing his policy on medium of instruction is yet to be constituted,” D’Mello observed.

“There are 144 unaided primary schools teaching 27,639 students. Does this mean that RTE, which provides for free education does not apply to these schools?” he asked.

“I am demanding that Parrikar come clean on this and make his policy clear,” D’Mello said. [H]