Nursery admissions: Double trouble for parents of twins
With most schools allocating points for the first born child, parents of twins are confused as to which one of their children will get those points.delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2011 00:54 IST
With most schools allocating points for the first born child, parents of twins are confused as to which one of their children will get those points.
"Besides, we cannot avail points for the sibling criteria, nor girl child, or single parent. So, the only points we will get are the neighbourhood points," said Bindu Mishra, a mother of twin sons.
Somerville, Vasundhara Enclave, one of the schools she applied to, asked her for a proof, certifying that her sons are twins. It issued an application form only after that.
Mansi Saraswat is also in the same boat as Mishra.
"Most school forms and procedures do not mention anything regarding twins. Some schools ask for affidavits, proving they are twins, but others such as the DPS, Vasant Kunj, have allocated five points for twins," said Saraswat.
Besides, the most worrying point for parents with twins - what happens if they fail to get admission in the same school?
"In my case my sons are inseparable, I cannot think of putting them in different schools. If one of them qualifies and the other fails to do so, I will have no choice but to request the school management," said Saraswat.
For principals, too, it is a big dilemma.
"Earlier, when interaction with parents was allowed, we tried to consider such cases. But after the point system came in place, it has become very tricky," said Ameeta Wattal, principal, Springdales School, Pusa Road.
The school doesn't allocate points for first borns or twins.
Others like Usha Ram, principal, Laxman Public School said, "Considering how difficult it is for parents to put their twin children in different schools, we allocate the 'first-born points' to both of them."