BMC to start 100 more secondary schools in the city

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Mumbai, Oct 19 (UNI) With a view to improve the standard of education, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will start 100 new secondary schools in the city and suburbs by 2008-09, Municipal Commisioner Jairaj Phatak said today.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Phatak said the corporation and many NGOs wanted more schools to be opened.

There are 174 primary and 49 secondary schools in the city, with the corporation starting 15 more secondary schools in the city from the current academic year.

Most of the new schools will be built on the existing structures and the corporation has identified 41 places for new schools in the city, Phatak said.

Additional Municipal Commissioner, Kishore Gajbeye said, ''the schools has been identified in the city as well as in the suburbs, and our architects are already working on it.'' The majority of the schools will be in the suburbs, Gajbeye said adding the corporation will recruit teachers for the new secondary schools in the city.

The corporation will charge 5 per cent more money from the organisations, who run night schools, he said.

UNI

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