Private unaided schools: UT nod to admissions

Over four weeks after it had stayed the admission procedure for all private unaided schools,the UT Education Department,on Thursday,keeping in view “public interest” decided to lift the stay.

Written by Ritika Jha | Chandigarh | Published: January 6, 2012 1:55 am

Over four weeks after it had stayed the admission procedure for all private unaided schools,the UT Education Department,on Thursday,keeping in view “public interest” decided to lift the stay. The ground taken by the department to stay the admission process was a petition filed by parents against St Kabir School in Sector 26,for allegedly violating norms. Though the petition was filed only against St Kabir,the department had decided to put the admission process of all schools on hold. Chanchal Singh,District Education Officer (DEO) issued a fresh circular,on Thursday,stating that though the matter is “still subjudice”,the department has decided in “public interest that schools will resume the admission process”.

Independent Schools Association (ISA) President HS Mamik said,“With the Department issuing this direction,it is apparent that our admission procedures,similar to the one followed by one of our member schools,St Kabir,is correct and acceptable. We will now follow our own criteria-reserving certain number of seats under different categories,as approved by the department.”

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