Parents prefer lottery over points system
With the nursery admission guidelines set to come out any time this week, parents are getting anxious about the admission of their children. Mallica Joshi reports. Admission checklistdelhi Updated: Dec 12, 2011 01:38 IST
With the nursery admission guidelines set to come out any time this week, parents are getting anxious about the admission of their children.
And no one is more anxious than those whose kids failed to secure admission last year. Blaming the points system, many feel that a simple lottery will give their children a better chance at going to school this year.
In a recent survey conducted with more than a thousand parents revealed that 72% parents would rather go for a lottery system instead of the points system. Last year's points system had disgruntled many as schools gave priority to alumni in the distribution.
The survey was conducted by admissionsnursery.com, a portal for parents. "The reason for this result is that a lot of parents have been disillusions by the new guidelines that were release last year after the implementation of the Right to Education Act. Prior to this, a similar survey had 65% parents opting for the points system," said Sumit Vohra, founder of the website.
Delhi education minister, Arvinder Singh had announced last year that the sale of forms would start on January 2 and that the guidelines will come out this week. The Delhi HC verdict on the minimum age for admission to nursery is expected to come out on Wednesday.