Schools pay little attention to govt

Schools pay little attention to govt

Five days after the Delhi government directed schools to scrap all quotas, including management quota, in nursery admissions, only a handful of schools have made the necessary changes on their websites.

Most schools have not revised their websites which till Monday included 20 per cent reservation for management quota.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday had scrapped management and all other quotas except for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in private schools for nursery admissions, putting 75 per cent of total seats in the open. It also warned that institutions flouting the order would be taken over by the education department.

However, with the school associations planning to go to court and appeal against the order, there is non-clarity on the future course of action.

On Monday, only few schools had complied with the directive, including, the Dwarka branch of Indraprastha International School, Sachdeva Global School, and P P International.

These schools, besides removing the management quota have also removed points allotted to criterions scrapped by the government like first born child.

On the other hand, many sought after schools like Vasant Valley, Springdales, and the Paschim Vihar branch of Indraprastha School continue to have management or ‘school discretionary’ quota.

School associations said the representatives of the Action Committee for Unaided Private Schools will be meeting on Wednesday and any decision on the future course of action will be taken after that.

 Meanwhile, to add to the parents’ worries, the websites of some popular schools have been down since two days.

The admission section of websites of Shri Ram Global School and two branches of Salwan School have been ‘under maintenance’ or showing ‘error’ since  Saturday, leaving parents, who want to apply online, confused whether this is due to the government’s decision of scrapping management quota.

However, Principal of Shri Ram Global School Sonia Sobti said that the website is down due to some technical fault and the school is continuing with the offline admission process.