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Schools suggest point system for admissions

delhi Updated: Dec 02, 2010 23:28 IST
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The 100-point system for nursery admissions is the most transparent and uncomplicated way for admission process and should be continued said most of the school associations on Thursday.

The school associations on Thursday voiced their suggestion to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit during a meeting on concerns regarding the recent human resource development ministry guidelines for admission under Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Dikshit asked the associations to submit their suggestions at the earliest to the government so that the guidelines can be formulated.

On Monday, in a meeting with the schools' associations, education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely had invited suggestions from the associations to help decide the criteria for nursery admissions.

"The ministry guidelines said that lottery be conducted in the various criteria. But it is not fair to subject a child's future to luck. We have submitted our suggestions and have asked the government to retain the point system," RC Jain, chairman, Delhi State Public Schools Management Association, said, adding, "The management quota should also be maintained as before."

RP Malik, chairman, Federation of Public Schools, too, was in favour of retaining the point system for nursery admissions.

"The lottery system will make things complicated, and students and parents will face problems during admissions."

But others like National Schools' Progressive Conference (NPSC) were yet to submit their suggestions.

"We will take a couple of more days to submit our suggestions as we are yet to arrive at a consensus on what should be the criteria, based on which nursery admissions should be conducted," said Ameeta Wattal, secretary, NPSC and principal of Springdales School, Pusa Road.

Meanwhile, the education minister Lovely, on Thursday, said, "We have received the suggestions from school associations and we hope to come out with the guidelines for nursery admissions by Tuesday or Wednesday.