Nursery admns: Educational qualifications of parents immaterial: Min

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Declaring the Delhi government's commitment to chalking out child-friendly criteria for nursery admissions in schools in the city, State Education Minister Aravinder Singh today said educational qualifications of parents would become immaterial.

Chairing a meeting of the School Advisory Board, which was attended by the Education Secretary, the Director Education and noted educationists, principals of various reputed schools and other members of the Board, the Minister said making educational qualification of parents in Nursery admissions immaterial would provide level playing field to all the parents including poor, economically weak and less educated parents.

At the meeting, a number of constructive suggestions were placed to facilitate entire process of nursery admissions this year.

The Board appreciated the efforts of the government and the Education Department in bringing detailed guidelines, which are friendly to every section of the society.

It was unanimously decided that each school would chalk out its own guidelines for nursery admissions this year keeping in view local requirements and will submit it to the Education Directorate for necessary approval.

However, emphasis was drawn on the fact that the guidelines should be balanced enough to ensure benefit to all sections of the society.

The Minister suggested that the guidelines should not give weightage to the educational qualification of the parents.

This year guidelines are going to be the same for the poor and rich alike. The schools are to submit these guidelines by December 7.

UNI

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