Parents of young boys have been left cribbing about the fact that some schools in the Capital are giving extra points to girls in the admission criteria. The reason being floated around is that this is being done to aid the progress of ‘girl’ education. Some co-ed schools seek to increase the ratio of girls because of this reason and are giving away 10 extra points to girl candidates seeking admission. Parents of boys are complaining that such preferences aren’t needed as the social equation has improved drastically. Most of them feel that discrimination against girls isn’t prevalent at least in the urban areas as far as education is concerned.
(Source: TOI, Online)