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UP witnesses decline in online RTE applications

THE BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT RECEIVED 20,000 APPLICATIONS IN LUCKNOW AND OVER 13,500 APPLICATIONS IN VARANASI WT24 Desk This year the basic education department has received less number of online application forms from students belonging to disadvantaged group and economically weaker section for admission under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, as per a data released by the state government, The ...

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College bribery scandal: professors respond to our anonymous column

One professor’s account of student entitlement, and the response from readers was enormous WT24 Desk “If you think corruption in elite US college admissions is bad, what happens once those students are in the classroom is even worse,” wrote an anonymous professor in the Guardian this week. The professor argued that beyond the shocking lengths parents will go to get their children into top ...

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PSEB: 9,700 students barred from taking computer exam

According to the PSEB, computer science is a grading subject and no re-test is conducted by the Board. WT24 Desk At least 9,700 students, who had either received grade D or grade E in the PSEB computer science exam of Class 10, results of which were declared last year, were barred from taking the re- test at several examination centres ...

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School and hospitals in Idlib were among Assad targets, says Amnesty

Wave of attacks by Syrian government have escalated on the opposition stronghold WT24 Desk A school, hospitals and other civilian infrastructure in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province have been targeted by the Syrian government in a wave of attacks by President Bashar al-Assad in the last month, according to a report from Amnesty International, The Guardian reports. Rockets fired at a school ...

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Re-evaluating the relevance of a humanities degree in today’s time

The core value that a humanities degree instils is the ability to critically analyse diverse viewpoints. WT24 Desk As Helen Small writes in her introduction to The Value of the Humanities, published by Oxford University Press in 2013, “The humanities might ideally find justification simply in our doing them” and the fact that humanities education and research have been a ...

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Delhi residence proof mandatory for admission to schools of excellence

The Delhi government has revised the guidelines for enrolment in its five Schools of Excellence, making it mandatory for candidates to submit a proof of residence in Delhi. WT24 Desk The Delhi government has revised the guidelines for enrolment in its five Schools of Excellence, making it mandatory for candidates to submit a proof of residence in Delhi. The clause ...

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UP pvt schools soften stance over admission of EWS kids under RTE

The private schools, which were earlier adamant on not giving admission to economically weaker section children under the Right to Education Act due to non reimbursement of their fees by the state government, have now soften their stance and are willing to give admission to the unprivileged children. WT24 Desk The private schools, which were earlier adamant on not giving ...

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New Ducsu leaders take charge

First executive meeting as Ducsu and hall union elections held after 28 years WT24 Desk The elected leaders of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) took over their respective charges for one year in its first executive meeting held on Saturday, Agencies report. The meeting began around 11:30 am at the hall room on the 1st floor of Ducsu Bhaban ...

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486 kids expelled as their parents protest against ‘illegal fee hike’

The school took the decision on Thursday after 150 parents along with their children took part in a protest. The parents claimed that the school collected fees ‘in an unauthorised’ way. WT24 Desk Hadapsar-based Amanora School located at Amanora Park Town in Pune has expelled 486 students for protesting against ‘illegal’ fee hike, according to a statement released by the ...

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