Hope for Mohali, Panchkula kids as seats in UT schools vacant

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 20, 2015 09:49 IST

Students from neighbouring cities of SAS Nagar and Panchkula might get lucky at acquiring seats in the city government schools as over 5,000 seats are still lying vacant in the primary wing of all the government school according to the education officials of UT.

As per the information, there are approximately 2,300 seats vacant in Class 1, 930 seats are vacant in Class 2, 737 seats in Class 3, 590 seats are vacant in Class 4 and 662 seats in Class 5, which means over 5,219 seats in total are still vacant in 108 government schools in the city.

In order to fill up these seats by the end of April, UT education department has planned to hold admission camps outside the school gates.

Officials stated that admission camps will be set up in all the schools, and two desks will be set up for the counselling of the students.

The process will continue for a week so that everybody in the area of 3km around the school gets a chance to apply. Commenting on the issue, director public instructions (schools), Kamlesh Kumar stated that if the seats are not filled with the camps, department may allow students from Punjab and Haryana.

The department is yet to announce the date of the camps.

According to the newly formed admission policy for the new session, students from the jurisdiction of Punjab or Haryana cannot get admission in any of the government schools in Classes 1-8 and only the students residing in the 3km area of the school and in the area which comes under UT administration, can apply.

A lot of hue and cry was witnessed from the parents residing in Panchkula and SAS Nagar after the declaration of the policy as their wards were bluntly denied admissions in the city government schools.

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