Each school might get to frame its own guidelines for this year’s nursery admissions, the process for which will begin on November 30.
Education Minister Arvinder Singh said on Friday that the government would propose to the high court that schools be allowed to give their own degree of importance to the neighbourhood factor keeping in mind the demography of the areas they are located in.
“There are localities that do not have good schools; and many schools are located far from residential areas,” Singh said after a meeting of the School Advisory Board. “Keeping this in view, each school should frame its own guidelines and submit to the Education Directorate beforehand.”
On November 7, when the government will submit the proposal, the court will give a final direction for this year's admission process. The government has directed schools to keep in mind factors like background of the children, status of sibling, transfer cases, status of parent, etc. during evaluation. As for the age factor, schools which at present have children studying in pre-school class at age three will be allowed to continue the same in case enough infrastructure is available.