The Mizoram government has allowed for admission of children of Myanmar refugees in schools of the state.

The director of department of school education in Mizoram has written to all district education officers and sub-divisional education officers to allow admission of all refugee children, who migrated into India from Myanmar following the military coup.

The order of the Mizoram school education department was issued on August 31.

“I am to state that chapter 2(4) of the Right of Chjldren to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act-2009) mentioned that children aged between 6 to 14 years belonging to disadvantaged communities have the right to be admitted to school in a class appropriate to his or her age for completing elementary education,” stated the letter from director of department of school education in Mizoram.

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“I, therefore request you to take necessary action on admission to migrant/refugee children in your jurisdiction to schools so that they can continue their schooling,” the letter added.

Thousands of Myanmarese nationals had crossed over to India via the international border in Mizoram and have been taking refuge in several border areas.

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