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19 applications of schools denied for lack of playground

DNAHM125624 | 1/10/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :299 | Education & Careers

The groundbreaking change in state school policy, making ownership of a playground a mandatory condition for affiliation to the state board, has come in the way of new schools wishing to start their session next academic year. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board has rejected as many as 19 applications seeking approval to start senior and higher secondary classes. Around 90 per cent applicants did not have a playground.
Last year, the government had amended the rule for approving new secondary and higher secondary schools, making it mandatory for schools to have a playground. Of the 19 applicants rejected, two are from Ahmedabad. There are over 300 applications for new schools, said officials.
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