2531 private schools running sans recognition

Bhubaneswar: A total number of 2531 private schools have not got recognition by the state government, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

Answering to a question of BJD MLA Chakradhar Kanhar, the Minister stated that there are 6767 private schools in Odisha, of which only 4236 have certification of recognition so far.

“Total 2531 schools are functioning in the state sans Certificate of Recognition,” said Dash.

Of 2531 schools, some had applied for Certificate of Recognition. As they failed to meet required parameters, the accreditation has not been provided to those schools.

The Minister said necessary steps are being taken to issue show-cause notices to shut the schools functioning without the certificate of recognition in the state.