"Rather than having the place (school premises) lying unused, it is better to hand over the schools to experienced, private organisations for its functioning. This is what the decision was taken in the meeting," group leader of Shiv Sena in the house of the BMC, Yashwant Jadhav said.
"These days people prefer their children to study in English medium schools. Therefore, we have decided to restart these schools in English medium," he said.
Jadhav said that partnering with private institutions like NGOs would yield positive results in the coming days. However, raising objections, group leader of opposition Congress, Ravi Raja alleged that the BMC failed to run the civic schools effectively, and that his party does not accept the proposal of private partners being roped in.
According to a recent survey conducted by NGO Praja on BMC's education system, the annual drop out rate in 2016, in Marathi-medium schools stood at a significant 13 per cent.
As per the survey, as many as 55 per cent parents said they were dissatisfied with the quality of education, while 45 per cent said they were unhappy with the facilities provided at civic-run schools.
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