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Thousands of individuals, together with a number of lawmakers, from Myanmar had fled their nation to take shelter in Mizoram.
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Around 400 kids from Myanmar, who’ve taken refuge in Mizoram after fleeing a army coup in that nation in February final yr, have been admitted to totally different colleges throughout the state, a minister stated on Friday.
State schooling minister Lalchhandama Ralte stated the college schooling division had in end-August directed all district schooling officers and sub-divisional schooling officers to take obligatory motion to confess refugee kids from Myanmar in native colleges to allow them to proceed their education.
Thousands of individuals, together with a number of lawmakers, from Myanmar had fled their nation to take shelter in Mizoram within the aftermath of a violent army coup.The initiative was taken “purely on humanitarian floor” and was based on the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which envisages free education to children aged between 6 and 14 years irrespective of nationality, he said.
“Around 400 children from Myanmar are currently receiving education in both government and private schools in different parts of Mizoram. Although they are yet to be granted a refugee status by the Centre, the government is providing education to them on humanitarian ground as the RTE Act does not discriminate against children on a nationality basis,” Ralte informed .
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