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Officers to pay surprise visits to ZP-run schools

Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Government Schools |

Meeta Ramnani , Aug 20, 2017

Source: Mirror

Aim to evaluate quality of education and guide teachers to maintain infrastructure
The Pune zilla parishad (ZP) officials have now started to conduct surprise checks ev ery first and third Tuesday at their schools.The programme, called `Develop the quality of education’, started on August 8 and proved to be successful on the first visit. Read the rest of this entry »

Uniforms elude 67k kids of PMC schools

Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Government Schools |

Prasad Kulkarni,Aug 20, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Promised Dress By Month-End

Over 67,000 students in civic schools are waiting for uniforms two months after the beginning of the new academic year.The Pune Municipal Corporation has planned to provide uniforms to them by the end of August after missing the August 15 deadline. But it seems to be an uphill task. Read the rest of this entry »

Ads for 175 teacher posts in civic schools get only 6 responses

Posted on July 31st, 2017 in Government Schools, Teachers |

Prasad Kulkarni, Jul 31, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The city that prides itself as the `Oxford of the East’ is ironically finding it tough to recruit municipal school teachers.

Despite frequent advertisements, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has not received a good response. A mere six people have applied for the 175 vacant teachers’ positions.

The PMC school board controls 330 schools which impart education in various language mediums including Marathi, English, Urdu and Kannada.Around 1 lakh students, most of them underprivileged, attend these schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Civic schools wait for new regulator

Posted on July 19th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Prasad Kulkarni, Jul 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Nearly two months after the civic education board was dissolved, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is yet to form an alternative body, which will regulate more than 330 schools and 70,000 students.

The civic administration issued the dissolution order in June when the term of the board came to an end. Read the rest of this entry »

PCMC rolls out CCTV eyes on civic schools

Posted on July 10th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Archana Dahiwal, Jul 09, 2017

Source: Mirror

Aug 15 deadline set to cover 133 institutes for discipline and safety of students
Several private schools have already put Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveil lance on their campuses but in a first-of-its-kind step towards discipline, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to install cameras in all corporationrun schools to keep a close watch on student misbehaviour and how teachers and principals are performing their duties. Read the rest of this entry »

Civic body forgets to refill fire extinguishers at its schools

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Siddharth Gadkari, Jun 16, 2017

Source: Mirror

Ignoring mandate from 2012 after Mumbai Mantralaya fire, various PMC depts now say it was not their responsibility to refuel
When the Pune Municipal Corpo ration (PMC) has been pump ing money to digitise class rooms across schools in city, their basic safety seems to have gone ignored. For the last four years, the PMC has forgotten to refill fire extinguishers at its schools. The fact surfaced after some concerned parents pointed it out at the beginning of the academic term. Read the rest of this entry »

Education dept to replace school board

Posted on June 15th, 2017 in Government Schools |


Source: The Times of India

Pune : Municipalcommissioner Kunal Kumar on Wednesday dissolved the Pune Municipal Corporation school board as its term had come to an end.

“The PMC will now set up an education department which will look after the functioning of the primary and secondary education divisions,“ an order issued by the commissioner said. Read the rest of this entry »

Students left in the lurch, as ZP, PMC shut schools

Posted on June 7th, 2017 in Government Schools, Schools |

Meeta Ramnani, Jun 07, 2017

Source: The Times of India

70 educational institutes sans licences have ceased to operate; govt officials shirk onus to accommodate children, fail to establish exact data of pupils
Following the derecogni tion of 70 schools by the Zilla Parishad (ZP) and Pune Municipal Corpora tion (PMC), over 12,000 children are now bereft of an educational institution. Now, government officials claim that there are enough vacancies in PMC and government schools, but they have no idea of the actual number of students they have to accommodate. They have also shrugged off the responsibility of reallocating the children. Read the rest of this entry »

Civic school students to get prepaid cards to buy texts

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Darshana Daga, Apr 24, 2017,

Source: Mirror

Edu board to issue swipe cards soon, which when given to select vendors would get them curriculum books, stationery and uniforms; but activists have apprehensions
Even as schools across the city are saddling the par ents of their wards with expensive textbooks and stationery, the Pune Mu nicipal Corporation’s (PMC) is trying to set a worthy example for the private counterparts of civic schools -through prepaid cards. Read the rest of this entry »

ZP schools draw 42 kids to Standard I

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Education, Government Schools |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 18, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Teachers Play Pivotal Role In Admission

The Pune zilla parishad (ZP) has managed to admit 42,000 students from Anganwadis in the district to Standard I in over 3,700 ZPrun schools.Primary schoolteachers from these schools played a key role in convincing parents to send their children to ZP schools rather than private institutions.

In a bid to drive up school enrolment at the primary level, the ZP has taken up various measures to ensure parents do not look to private schools for their children. Read the rest of this entry »