Act to regulate private schools passed

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CHENNAI, JULY 07,
The State government on Thursday adopted a legislation that seeks to regulate recognised private schools with an emphasis on safety and security of children in private schools. Tabling the Bill in the Assembly, School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan said the emphasis of the Tamil Nadu Private Schools (Regulation) Act, 2018, was to regulate admissions, collection of fee and conduct of examinations and ensuring quality education by ensuring basic minimum standards and norms in private schools. “It specifically prohibits the admission of a child in any school which has not been granted with certificate of recognition. To protect the interests of students, the Bill empowers the government to impose severe penalty, if any pupil is prevented from appearing for the board examination on account of poor academic performance of for any other unhealthy reason,” he said.
The government had made an announcement in 2012 to constitute an expert committee to suggest a new Comprehensive Act to govern all private schools in the light of the Tamil Nadu Uniform System of School Education Act, 2010 and the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

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