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1,167 ZP schools without fire extinguishers in dist

  • 1,167 ZP schools without fire extinguishers in dist

    Summary: Kolhapur: A recent report from the district primary education department revealed that as many as 1 ,167 Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools across the district are running without fire extinguishers.Out of 2,002 ZP schools across the district, only 835 schools have fire extinguisher facility. It is important that all schools whether aided or unaided comply with the RTE Act.Over 2,002 schools are distributed across 12 talukas and over two lakh students are admitted in the ZP schools. All ZP schools must follow the deadline. Once the new funds will be released, we will make sure that fire extinguishers are installed in the remaining schools as well," Chougule said. The directorate of primary education has to make sure that fire extinguishers are allotted to everyone.A city based education activist, Sattappa Mohite said, "Allotment of fire extinguishers must take place within a stipulated deadline.

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    Kolhapur: A recent report from the district primary education department revealed that as many as 1 ,167 Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools across the district are running without fire extinguishers.Out of 2,002 ZP schools across the district, only 835 schools have fire extinguisher facility. "Rest of the schools will be provided with the equipment soon. We are working on it," said, education officer, Subhash Chougule."835 fire extinguishers were made available from the Mid-day Meal (MDM) funds.

    Once the new funds will be released, we will make sure that fire extinguishers are installed in the remaining schools as well," Chougule said."We understand that fire extinguisher is a necessity and is important for the safety of the schools. We are devoted towards the development of the ZP schools and are committed to bring about a positive change as soon as possible," he added.In a circular released on February 11, 2015, the school department has stated, "The state government has been advised to ensure that the basic facilities reaches out to the ZP schools under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The act was implemented across the state on April 2010.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/1167-zp-schools-without-fire-extinguishers-in-dist/articleshow/58305763.cms


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