Nursery admissions are taking their toll on parents’ patience with their diverse criterion and complex registration/submission methods. Anxious parents have been busy arranging the required documents and visiting notary offices.
The following are some of the commonly-faced problems by the parents:
1. Admission Criteria
Schools have been given the freedom to establish their own admission criteria adding to the confusion faced by parents. Suggestions of the Ashok Ganguly Committee have been smoothly swept aside.
• Some schools have started awarding points for areas where ‘safe transport’ facilities that can be provided although the admission is being solicited by parents from far-away distances. This is in contrast to last year’s trend where ‘neighbourhood’ was considered a major scoring opportunity.
• Parents have been left wondering if their own high school certificates having mentioned extra-curricular activities will help them in being considered as ‘achievers’.
• Some schools haven’t even cared for establishing and communicating about an admission criteria, leaving the parents guessing about admission parameters.
The legal directive had made it clear that only ‘informal’ interactions with the parents should be conducted for verification of documents and evaluation and children weren’t supposed to be observed or interviewed. Some schools have still gone on to conduct extended interactions with the parents and have called upon the child to be a part of the interaction.
3. Parent’s Profession
Many schools are giving points with regards to parental educational qualifications and profession. Some schools have gone on to categorically deny admissions to children of businessmen. This has left parents that involve a homemaker when seeking admissions.
The general notion is that the minimum age for nursery admission is three but schools don’t prefer such young children. In order to prevent including too many young children, some schools have developed a points system where extra points are awarded to children who are more than four-years old.
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