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Survey Reveals Most Parents to be Contended With New Nursery Admission Guidelines

Dec 23, 2013 18:39 IST

    Most parents of Delhi are pleased with the new nursery admission guidelines that was approved by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung last week, whereas mere one fourth of the total ample of Parents seemed to be unhappy with these guidelines that states ”neighborhood” criterion will be changed from 6 km to about 10 km, informed a survey conducted by nurseryadmissions.com.

    The guidelines issued stated that the nursery admissions will now have to be done on a 100-point basis. Among total of 100 points, 70 points will be offered to children whose home is under six km radius from the coveted school.

    Any sibling studying in the same school will fetch 20 points. Whereas Parent being alumni of that school will add only five points and inter-State transfer cases another five points. The vacant seats will only be filled or allotted on the basis of drawing of lots.

    The survey took opinions of 1,650 parents, in which around 40.8 % mentioned about being happy with the last week’s issued guidelines.

    They also responded that these guidelines will bring better chances of admissions of their children.

    On the other hand, some 28 % parents suggested that the neighborhood must be expanded and made it a radius of 10 km.

    Around 10.4% parents were not in favor with the guidelines and did not like it due to not having any schools in the neighborhood.

    Lastly, 3.8 % were not in favor of the guidelines as they had an elder child who was in a school that the younger child could not get into because of the increased points for neighborhood and the lower points for the sibling.

    Some 13.4 % parents believed that points for “neighborhood” could be allotted in a way where you are given 70 points for your home falling within 6 km, but you are also allowed to obtain some lesser points if your house is a little farther away.

    Around 3.6 % of parents had some other reasons for not being in favor of the guidelines.

    Central or South Delhi schools were scarce and hence some parents who were surveyed that residents of such zones with scarce school have to undergo with this unfair means.

    Some might even have to forcefully move their homes to be nearer to their children’s school. The five points for girl child was also claimed as unfair by those parents with a boy.

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