For the first time, the process for admission at district’s only Meritorious School, near Rose garden, will be held through the online mode, forms for which can be downloaded from ssa.org.punjab website from June 5.
Though the decision to conduct admissions online has been taken to bring government schools at par with the private ones, it has also sent jitters to all those students who are not computer savvy as this year they have to fill the forms online.
Students who have scored above 80% marks in Class 10 are eligible for admission in these schools.
A government school principal, seeking anonymity, said, “The admission for ms should also be available offline as many students are not much familiar with the computer, especially Internet.”
He added the education department should provide offline admission forms at district education office or in government schools.
“Moreover, there are only 500 students in district who have been able to score marks above 80% and most of them don’t have computer either.”
During a visit to the school, HT also found that though, the construction work of the new building of Meritorious School is in full swing, students are still unsure whether they will be able to stay in the hostels from the July 1, the date of the start of the academic session.
It is worth mentioning that the school also provides free hostel facility for the students who will get admission in Missionary School.
Contractor Inder Mohan Singh said, “The building is almost ready and final touches are being given. The hostels will be ready by August 30.”
“If the classes start from July 1, where the students would stay,” said a parent.
Kamal Garg, director, public instructions, schools, said, “The classes will commence from July 1 and the construction work will complete till June 15.”
He added that the forms will be available from June 5 and the recruitment process has already been started.
It is worth mentioning that to raise the standard of education and impart quality education for Class 11-12 students, the Punjab government has come up with six schools for poor and meritorious students in the state.
“Students who have scored above 80% in Class 10 are eligible for admission in these schools. The idea is to provide a platform to intelligent students, who cannot afford their studies after Class 10,” said Garg.
Besides covering the syllabus of Class 11 and 12, students will also get training for the entrance tests like IIT-JEE, entrance test for medical stream, CLAT and other undergraduate tests conducted by universities. These special teaching classes will also be given for free.
There are total 1,000 seats in Meritorious School, out of which, 600 are for girls and 400 for boys.