Like every year this year also thousands of parents wait outside the school premises for the admission of their children. Sometimes waiting like this and running behind the instructions of the school is very hectic and time-consuming for the parents, in fact nowadays it has become a big headache for the Guardians to search a school that will facilitate right guidance and education for their kids, which finally results in parents running in circles to meet the procedure and requirements of the school. For this session 2018-19 the admissions began over 2 months ago. Nursery schools in Delhi NCR region a privately run as Public School Education is guaranteed only for children aged 6 and older. Competition to get into the best nursery schools is fierce as parents try to give their children every possible advantage in this competitive world, parents are even ready to pay 15000 rupees per month for their child’s education. According to a survey 2800 applications were received for 140 seats this means the admission rate is of only 5% which Rivals with the top universities in the USA.
Middle-class parents feel squeezed as school demands a hefty amount of money for the admission process. In December the state government introduced the 100 point system to make the admission process more transparent and fair which restricts the use of management quota and assigning different weights to certain criteria. One more act IT Act was passed which prohibit the school to test or interview the parents for children’s admission. In spite of the right to children to the free and compulsory education that is the RTE Act 2009 the school’s continue to interview the parents before the children’s admission, the act defines screening procedure as a method for preferring one child over the other, apart from the Random selection. However, in 6 years of the working of this law, there is a shocking Gulf between the law on the paper and reality on the ground. The ban on screening procedure aims to promote heterogeneity in learning spaces and ensure that discrimination in access to education is eliminated private school justifies screening as it helps them to identify the student in accordance with the objectives and who are more suitable for their institution.
The rules which are passed aims at 4 objective or quotas:-
- 25% right to education quota.
- 5% for girl students.
- 5% for children and grandchildren of the staff.
- 65% for others.
families with less than 1 lakh income per annum will be considered as an economically weaker section.
Admission of economically weaker section category shall be made through a computerized lottery system in the schools against 25% seat reserved for them.
A article in “The Hindu”newspaper says that,”The government said application forms of only those children who have completed three years of age as on March 31, 2018, will be considered for admission to nursery, those who have completed four years of age for KG, and those who have completed 5 years of age for Class I.
So, Better be prepared for the admission of your child if you are residing in Delhi NCR.