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Kids await results, parents worried

Written by: Staff
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Jaipur, March 5 (UNI) As most of the kids in Jaipur gear up to face the outcome of their first test with many schools ready to announce results this week, their parents are awaiting with bated breath.

Although, Jaipur is called 'city of schools' with educational institutions at every nook and corner, most parents want their kids to get admitted to reputed schools, which number very few in the city.

Schools like Maharani Gayatri Devi (MGD), one of the most famous schools in the city, has only 150 seats but have received over 400 applications, while Vidhyashram School has got over 300 applications with only 35 seats.

Mamta Trehan, whose daughter has appeared for many entrance tests, said, '' although my daughter has taken many tests, I am keeping my fingers crossed for MGD. Being an ex-MGDian, I naturally want Priya to go there. Moreover it's the best among only girls school.'' Many parents prepared their kids for months for the test.''Making them learn alphabets, numbers, shapes, colours, animals, birds, flowers-- has been a tedious task,'' says many parents said.

''My son, Tushar, took days to recognise the colours. What has he done finally in the examination, I really don't know. I am worried about the results,'' said 28-year-old Sohini Sharma.

Contrary to this, councillor, Rama Holkar, said ''the parents unnecessarily put pressure on the kids. They are so small and it all depends on their mood whether they want to answer or not.

But most parents take it as a prestigious issue.'' ''One should not judge the kid's ability on the basis of these examinations. If the parents keep pestering the kids, it puts a lot of pressure on their minds,'' adds Rama.

The entrance test do not constitute kid's capability. But they need to get used to it as most of the schools have limited number of seats, said principals of some private schools here.

However, the entrance to city's Kendriya Vidyalayas are not as rigorous as private schools test. There are six central schools in the city which will resort to the lottery system to select the students.

Around 3,000 applications have been received, so far, for 920 seats in the city's six central schools.

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