ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Privatising Primary Education

Privatising Primary Education THE Pimpri-Chinchvad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) runs the Dindayal Upadhyay School in Sam Tukaram Nagar. This building accommodates four different schools. There are two primary schools for boys and girls. The total strength is 1,276 students distributed in 23 classes. This gives an average of 55 students per class. But the school building has no rooms to accommodate all the classes and so four classes of the girls' school and three of the boys' school are conducted on the school verandas. That means a municipal corporation has to conduct seven primary school classes in verandas for want of rooms. And yet, a building built at a cost of Rs 70 lakh by the municipal corporation has been rented out to a private trust school.

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