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Kerala HC seeks government’s view on aided status to special schools in private sector

The HC sought the view of the government on a petition seeking a directive to the latter to provide aided status and financial assistance to special schools functioning in the private sector.

Published: 13th April 2018 02:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2018 02:45 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KOCHI: The High Court on Thursday sought the view of the government on a petition seeking a directive to the latter to provide aided status and financial assistance to special schools functioning in the private sector.

The petitioners - K R Dileepan and others from Kochi, said persons with a disability had a fundamental right to free education and admission in schools of their choice. The private special schools were on the verge of closure because of the government’s failure to provide sufficient financial assistance to these schools.

Besides, the pay scale of teachers working in the private special schools was poor.There is a wide disparity between the salary scale of teachers working in government special schools and private special schools.

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