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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Lot to worry: Schools using pupils for lotteries get notice

Panaji: The directorate of education (DoE) has issued a notice to the Rosary School of Miramar, after social activist Aires Rodrigues filed a complaint against the school management's head and former Panaji mayor Tony Rodrigues, alleging that students were being used to sell lotteries and collect money for the school.

The DoE has asked the school to explain its position on the matter, informed director for education G P Bhat. Bhat said that earlier too, some cases came to the notice of the directorate where schools had made students to sell lotteries to gather funds.
The directorate issued the circular reminding state-aided and unaided institutions in Goa that they must not collect any amount from students other than the fees approved by it.
"As per sub-section 1 of Section 19 (of the Goa School Education Act 1984) 'no aided school shall levy any fee or collect any other charges or receive any other payment except those specified by the director.'," the DoE circular to schools reads.
Bhat said that these sections of the Education Act are applicable not only when it comes to donations but also collection of money from students by any other means.

TOI Goa News

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