Hundreds of parents whose wards were denied admission under the 25 per cent quota as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act, will stage a dharna on Tuesday along with members of Anudanit Shikshan Bachao Samiti (ASBS).
According to the Samiti, of the 12,818 seats reserved in the city under the quota, only 3,308 could be filled.
“We have written to school education department, school education minister and the Chief Minister appraising them about the malpractices. Around 376 schools have not even admitted a single poor child under the quota,” said K Narayanan, a member of ASBS.
Affected parents from areas like Dharavi, Nallasopara, Jogeshwari, Andheri, Ghatkopar and Worli are expected to join the protest.
“After my ward was refused admission, I went to the deputy director of education seeking help. They advised me to move court against schools that refused to admit our children,” said Bina Nadar from Dharavi.
Another parent said, “I had applied for my child’s admission to a known school in Goregaon. They refsued saying that they are unaided minority school but the education inspector refuted that claim. was made to run from pillar to post but my son did not get admission in the schoo. He goes to a municipal school now.”