Jamshedpur : The 34 English schools on Saturday declared results of KG admission. Parents gave mixed response on the outcome of the results of the software based admission to the entry level classes for the academic session, 2017-18.
Most of the schools have adopted manual lottery process to select the candidates. The parents, whose ward qualified the random (lottery) admission test, were happy but those parents whose children failed to make it through were vocal and found fault with the admission process.
Jharkhand Unaided Private English Schools, (JUPES) has expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the result. “The admission process was free and fair and there was no room for manipulation. The schools are by and large satisfied with the outcome of the results,” said an official of the Jamshedpur chapter of JUPES.
In tune with the guidelines of the Right to Education (RTE Act, 2009) the district education department asked the English schools to practice, random admission upto standard VIII. “The process of manual lottery lacked transparency and had several loopholes.
School management finally had its way and highhandedness in the admission process is quite apparent,” said a 28-year-old mother whose male child failed in the admission test in the Sacred Heart Convent School.
The Jamshedpur Parents Association, (JPA) the city based outfit raising flag for long vis ŕ-vis inaccuracy in the admission software, charged the district administration of siding with the schools.
“I know for sure only half the seats were put up for random admission while the majority of the seats will be filled up through backdoor. Not only this, parents have found loopholes in the process but district administration didn’t pay heed to our grouses,” said a functionary of JPA.