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Admission heartbreak for parents

Parents could not figure out why their child had not made it to the final admission list, reports Anuradha Mukherjee.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 03:58 IST

It was a disappointing day for thousands of parents across the city who had applied for nursery admissions for their children.



Parents could not figure out why their child had not made it to the final admission list, announced by most schools on Wednesday, despite being confident of a good score as per the 100-point scale recommended by the Ganguly panel.



Alaknanda resident Sandeep Gupta said, “We applied in six schools in the vicinity. My son was rejected by five. Now all my hopes are pinned on Modern School.” Gupta’s child lost due to the advantage in terms of points that girls have, as well as the children of alumni and siblings of students.



Poonam Vij who had applied in Mira Nursery had a similar experience. “I am a lecturer, but we have not been granted the extra points the school had promised to those in the education field. They have taken children with scores between 45-88 points. My daughter was definitely somewhere in between,” she said.



Authorities at Mira Nursery and Mother’s International did not respond to queries.



The worst-affected were from west and north Delhi. Parents complained these areas did not have enough good schools and the Ganguly panel had not paid attention to the problem.



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