Parents protest against `flawed` nursery admission process
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 22:48
  
New Delhi: Angry over what they termed as "flawed and arbitrary" nursery admission procedures adopted by city schools this season, hundreds of parents on Wednesday held a protest rally in Delhi demanding stringent action against errant institutions.

The protesting parents, most of whom have so far failed to secure nursery admission for their wards, submitted a memorandum to Directorate of Education (DoE) Director P Krishnamurthy.

In their memorandum, they named a host of schools which have allegedly violated DoE guidelines or adopted a fraudulent practice while selecting students for admission this year.

They also sought a uniform and centralised admission policy from next year in order to avoid chaos and confusion.

"Our protest has been very successful. We have successfully conveyed all the concerns of parents related to this year's nursery admission," said Sumit Vohra, founder of admissionsnursery.com, an online parents' forum which organised today's rally.

"The Director of DoE has assured the parents that he would issue show-cause notices to all the erring schools and promised that the government will verify the selection procedures of all schools," Vohra said.

Krishnamurthy, on his part, admitted that this year's admission process has been chaotic and assured that steps will be taken to ensure that the process becomes smoother from next year.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 22:48


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