No interview for nursery admissions
Now kids or their parents will not be interviewed for admission to nursery schools for the 2007 session.india Updated: Nov 22, 2006 12:30 IST
Private schools in the Capital gave an assurance to the Delhi High court on Tuesday that tiny-tots or their parents will not be interviewed for admission to nursery schools for the 2007 session.
The Action Committee of Unaided Private Schools (ACUPS), the umbrella body of 1,900 private schools, however, told the court that they had serious reservations about the alternative mode suggested by the Ashok Ganguly Committee and urged for a detailed hearing on it.
What schools say
The schools are not in favour of a complete ban on factors like interaction, giving weightage to kids on the basis of neighbourhood policy or a sibling studying in the same school.
They also insisted on autonomy in admission. But the division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Kailash Gambhir reminded them that “they had kept the dialogue open” and gave them several chances to come up with alternative suggestions but the schools had failed, forcing them to hand over the task to a committee.
Counsel for ACUPS R K Jain gave the undertaking that the practice of interview will be stopped completely after lawyer Ashok Aggarwal, representing the aggrieved parents in the PIL, urged a firm direction from the court in this regard.
First Published: Nov 22, 2006 12:30 IST