The Punjab School Education Board has given extra time to the meritorious students of the state whom seats were not allotted in six residential schools or who were not able to secure admission as they didn't turn up.
The board has asked principals of its affiliated, aided and associated schools and the Society for Promotion of Quality Education of Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab under which six residential schools have been started in the state, to admit students till August 30.
As many as 260 meritorious girls, who were not able to secure admission due to non-allotment of station in six schools either because of non-availability of seats or other reasons, have been allowed to take admission in other schools affiliated to the board.
"Since the admissions were closed on July 15 and these girls' future was at stake, we have sent notices to all schools to admit them. We have also sent a list of these girls along with their particulars so that only these cases can be considered," said PSEB chairperson Tejinder Dhaliwal.
The girl students have been asked to submit the continuation fees to the head office of the board.
Meanwhile, the Society for Promotion of Quality Education of Poor and Meritorious Students is working hard to adjust these girls.
Maj KS Bhullar, project director, said there are girls still in the waiting list and we are trying to adjust them where the capacity of girls -- 300 in each school -- is incomplete.
"The other problem is in adjusting girls stream-wise as there are a lot many takers for the non-medical stream. We had an intake of 180 girls in non-medical stream and 120 boys in each school. We will now adjust the girls at places where the seats of non-medical are lying vacant. For example, if four seats are vacant in Bathinda in the non-medical stream, we will fit four girls from the 260 in that school," he added.
While the other girls would go back to government schools and be admitted there, he said, adding that they would call those girls who were selected in residential schools while others would be asked to get admission in other schools as soon as possible.