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Education dept to revise list of schools’ neighbourhood areas

UT Education Department has planned to revise its list of neighbourhood areas attached to schools.

Waking up to the fact that there are no takers for nearly 50 per cent of the nursery class seats in city government schools,a month after the last date of submission of forms lapsed,UT Education Department has planned to revise its list of neighbourhood areas attached to schools.

As per sources,most schools have not found takers for seats since a number of parents seeking admission forms in prominent government schools were turned away due to the concept of neighbourhood schools being taken up from this year.

As per the department’s guidelines,for nursery class students,the school should be situated within a radius of 1 km. However,the Education Department will now extend the neighbourhood area associated with specific schools.

When contacted DPI (Schools) Sandeep Hans said,“The revised list will be issued in two days. We will complete admissions within the next week.”

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So far,only 1,200 applications have been received against a total of 2,070 seats in nursery classes across 46 government model schools.

While officials refused to provide the exact number of forms submitted in different schools,sources confirmed that the number of applicants has remained low in popular schools including Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 10,16,35,37 and Manimajra as well.

With the number of applicants lesser than the seats available,the education department will not be able to conduct the draw of lots for admissions.

The seats are available in 46 schools which include 22 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools (GMSSS),17 Government Model High Schools (GMHS) and 7 Government Model Middle Schools (GMMS).