As many as 6,334 students have been enrolled in the second round of admission in Class 1 under the Right to Education Act (RTE) in Gujarat. A total of 1,11,967 applications for the admissions on 17,767 vacant seats under the act were received. Even though a total of 11,433 seats remained vacant at the end of the second round, which signals the government to hold the third round of admissions.
Reportedly, a total of 64,456 students were given admission in the first round. Of these 53,387 confirmed their acceptance while 17,767 seats remained vacant at the end of the first round.
This year, the state government had a total of 71,154 seats made available under the RTE Act in 9,957 schools across the state. Notably, the highest number of forms were received in the state this year since the RTE Act came into force.
As many as 4,708 seats were vacant in English medium schools, while the rest of the seats are reported to be vacant in Gujarati and Hindi medium schools, stated the sources. A total of 1.93 lakh forms were filed in the state under the RTE Act this year, out of which 1.76 lakh forms were accepted and 16,629 were rejected citing discrepancies.