May 9, 2014 2:37:17 am
Fast tracking the nursery process, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has directed schools to conduct draw of lots and start classes at the earliest to finish one of the city’s longest admission season.
“We have deliberately not put out a schedule. Depending on the number of admissions that remain, or the proximity to summer vacations, schools are free to start nursery classes as and when they want,” Padmini Singla, director, DoE, said.
According to the DoE notification, entry-level admissions till April 9 would be considered valid. “The Supreme Court has disposed of pending writ petitions and appeals. Therefore, the unaided public recognised schools shall complete admissions of remaining seats, which were kept vacant in view of the April 3 High Court order. Those seats shall be filled immediately by conducting draw of lots, if required…,” the DoE guidelines stated.
The DoE said it would check up on the status of the 24 inter-state children — who have been granted admission by the Supreme Court — and ensure that they are admitted into schools of their choice.
Most schools are expected to start classes by next week. “Some schools have already started classes since their orientation process was over. But most will start nursery classes from next week,” S K Bhattacharya, president, action committee for Unaided Private Schools, said.
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