Govt committed to foolproof admission process in pre-primary:Edu Min

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (UNI) Reiterating the Delhi Government's commitment to implement a foolproof admission procedure in pre-primary classes, state Education Minister Arvinder Singh today said it has been decided to initiate the admission process in all recognised private schools on November 30 every year with release of all relevant information on the schools' website, prospectus and notice boards.

Speaking to mediapersons after chairing a meeting of the Delhi School Advisory Board, attended by Education Secretary Reena Ray, Director of Education Vijay Kumar and other senior officers of the Directorate of Education apart from members of the Board, the Minister said necessary instructions in this regard would be issued and implemented soon to ensure a transparent process in all aided as well as un-aided schools.

He said the distribution of registration forms would start from November 30 and would continue till December 15 whereas filled-up forms would be accepted at the school till 1600 hours on December 30.

The schools would display the first list of selected children and second list, that is waiting list on February 1 after completion of scrutiny of forms as per admission criteria adopted by the schools, he added.

The third list would be displayed on February 28 whereas the fourth list would be released on March 15, Mr singh said adding that the parents would be able to submit fees till 1600 hours on February 15.

It has also been decided that the school would take into consideration factors of neighbourhood, background of the children, status of sibling, transfer cases, status of parent etc during evaluation. The schools, which are presently imparting education in pre-school class with age eligibility of three years, would be allowed to continue the same in case enough infrastructure is available.

Mr Singh said the Government would ensure that all individual schools are allowed to finalise their individual guidelines keeping in view local needs and character of the localities which the schools are supposed to cater.

The Education Minister stressed the need of development of neighbourhood schools. The matter of status of schools in non-conforming areas was also discussed in the meeting. There was consensus that those schools may not be disturbed which came up before finalisation of land norms.

The government would strive hard to protect existing schools so that the cause of universalisation of education is not defeated, Mr Singh assured. It was decided to set up a Committee of Educationists to recommend on the issue of grant of essentiality certificate for opening up of new schools.

Mr Singh also stressed the need for expediting sanction of posts in those aided schools which are functioning as per norms.

UNI

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