BMC ties up with private education boards, introduces 35 civic schools

While the private partner will have the academic control, BMC will be the administrative head of these schools

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In a step to improve the quality of education and to bring outside talent, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has proposed a tie-up with private education boards. Hence, the officials will set up 35 civic schools thereby introducing a public-private partnership programme. These schools will be affiliated to CBSE, CISCE, Cambridge or IB Board.

BMC has announced 24 of its schools to be a part of this programme and has allocated Rs 24 lakhs for the project. These schools will be set up in buildings which are shut down due to students turn-out and were ought to provide free education. While the private partner will have the academic control, BMC will be the administrative head of these schools.

The private partner will be in the position to decide the board of the school. It will hire teachers and pay them. A few members have not taken the plan well as they see it as a step to privatization. Thus, the BMC has planned to add necessary clauses to secure the interests of needy children.

Along with education, the funds will also be used for repairs, upgradation, and reconstruction of old buildings, installation of over four thousand CCTVs in 381 schools.

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