No admission to outsiders in NE district govt schools

No admission to outsiders in NE district govt schools

Move a solution to deal with 'overcrowding'

 To deal with the problem of overcrowding in the government schools in Delhi’s North East district, which have recently seen “mass failures” and subsequent protests, the education department has decided to deny admission to students from outside the boundary of Delhi.

The schools in the district have a peculiar problem. The district shares border with Uttar Pradesh and many students from places outside the Delhi’s border such as Ghaziabad get admission in the schools located in areas such as Karawal Nagar, Yamuna Vihar, Gokalpur, Dayalpur, Shahdara and Sonia Vihar.

The department, since so many years has not been denying admission to anyone but this has created a problem of “over-population” in schools and it has reached to a point where there are not enough classrooms for everyone and students are studying are forced to study in the outdoors, resulting in poor results, followed by protests by students.

“There is already a problem of no detention policy due to which a lot of students fail. But in these school specially, the problem is worsened,” said a teacher of the school in Karawal Nagar.

An official of the Education department told DH, “From next academic year, we will be giving admission only to students coming from within Delhi’s boundary.

Till now we were admitting student from outside Delhi on humanitarian grounds and also because there are almost no schools by the Uttar Pradesh government in these areas, but the situation is getting out of hand now”.

Sample this: Government Girls/Boys Senior Secondary School in Karawal Nagar, known as the Delhi’s most crowded government school, has 13,000 students – 6,500 girls and 6,500 boys accommodated in four shifts of three hours each. Girls study in two shifts from 7 am – 12:30 pm and boys in the next two shifts from 12:30 pm-6 pm.

“Can you even imagine this situation? It gets difficult for us manage the school operations. We will be checking address proofs of the parents and those residing outside Delhi won’t be given admission,” the official said, adding, that there is a similar problem in other districts like East but the plan currently is confined to North East area of Delhi.
“We will get the approval from the government soon,” the official added.

Where the government schools in other parts of the city have an average of 1,000-1,500 in terms of students, in this district, the average number is around 6,000.

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