There was palpable nervousness in the air outside city schools as parents waited in serpentine queues to submit entry-level admission forms of their wards on Friday.
With some schools set to remain closed during the weekend, Friday was the second last day to submit the forms for some. Last date to submit the admission forms is December 12.
Parents were queued up outside the schools throughout the day, well in the afternoon. Sale of forms began at 8:30 am and continued late into the afternoon.
Officials at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, said that “extremely long queues” of parents were witnessed since the school will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday, following which only one day will be left for the parents to submit forms.
“Huge crowd was seen in the premises as it was the second last day to submit the applications with all the required documents,” spokesperson Clara Lobo said.
“We have received over 600 forms so far for 120 seats in lower kindergarten (LKG),” she added.
Similar scenes were witnessed at St John’s High School, Sector 26, where 525 applications have been received so far.
Meanwhile, Sacred Heart Convent School, Sector 26, has received over 500 admission forms.
Between December 16 and December 23, every school will prepare a final list of students, which will be displayed on the notice board and school website.
The last date for submission of fee and documents for the final candidates will be February 10 and the waiting list of the candidates will be uploaded on February 15.
The last date to submit applications for the economically weaker section (EWS) parents has been extended for next two months. They can submit the admission forms till February 28, 2017 in the respective private schools with the required documents.
‘SCHOOL STILL NOT ACCEPTING AADHAAR CARDS’’
Despite orders having been passed by the education department on December 6, 2016, St John’s reportedly continued decline Aadhar card, passport, voter ID card, driving licence as valid proof of residence. The Chandigarh Parents’ Association on Friday wrote to the education department, stating that the school was refusing to accept admission forms from parents who were unable to fulfill the arbitrary requirements set by the school to submit electricity/water/BSNL bills or police verified rent deeds.