Class XI seats vacant in periphery schools,students say areas unsafe

According to subject expert Sunil Bedi,there are around 250 seats vacant in the Arts stream mostly in the periphery areas

Written by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Published: August 26, 2013 3:58 am

Weeks after the third counselling for Class XI admissions in government schools,many seats are still lying vacant in the periphery areas as students claim teachers in these schools don’t bother to teach,while the areas themselves are not safe.

According to subject expert Sunil Bedi,there are around 250 seats vacant in the Arts stream mostly in the periphery areas.

“The admission process will continue till August 29 and seats are likely to be filled by then. Students who couldn’t get through the three counselling process are still in the waiting list. They will get admission,but only in periphery schools,” he added.

The DPI (Schools),Upkar Singh said,“Students are coming to request if they can get admission in their desired schools. With such low CGPA’s it is not possible to allot them seats in the main schools. They would be given seats for sure,but in periphery schools only.”

Students still struggling to get through the admission process and want admission in the desired schools claim teachers in the periphery schools don’t bother to teach,which is why they don’t want admission in these schools.

Vijay Kumar,who passed Class X from GMSSS 45,wants admission in Arts stream in the same school. However,due to his low CGPA the seats in the school are already filled and he has been asked to take admission in the Khajeri village school.

Vijay said,“It will be very difficult to study in that school because the area is not safe and then there is no assurance whether the teachers teach there or not.”

Another student,Rakhi,who failed to get admission due to her low CGPA said,“I am a resident of Mohali,but the education department is giving me admission in Dhanas. How will I be able to commute. My parents would rather ask me to stop my studies,instead of going so far.”

Meanwhile,Pawar Paswan,who passed Class X from St John’s and is a National and State level cricket player didn’t get through any of the counselling due to low CGPA. Also,his name is not mentioned under the waiting list on the counselling website.

He said,“I want admission in a government school which supports cricket such as GMSSS 32,19,26 or 35,but the authorities are not ready to cooperate. They say there are no seats vacant in these schools. I will have to take admission in periphery schools,which will ultimately destroy my career.”

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