Kolkata:  In what can be seen as a poor scenario of education in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bnaerjee has decided to give admission to children on the basis of lottery system considering improper ratio between number of schools and students.

Following the provisions under Right to Education Act 2010, the state government has introduced the lottery system for giving admission to students till VII standard.

The Education Minister of WB, Bartya Basu, informed that taking serious note of the poor school counts and high percentage of student, the state Chief Minister has given green signal for admission on lottery basis. “The process will come into existence with the commencement of new academic session from next year,” said Basu.

If the sources are to be believed, Mamata was in favour of other alternatives but failed to find other option than lottery system that could solve the existing crises. Earlier this month, the CM rejected the proposal in a meeting of sate cabinet.

It needs to be mentioned that during the tenure of Left-Front government in the state, lottery system was introduced for admission in Class I standard.
 
JPN/Bureau