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Delhi Government streamlines admission process for Class VI

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to streamline the admission process from municipal schools to Delhi-government schools in class VI, the AAP government has decided to generate admission slips, which will be handed over to the students.

Between April 1 and 15, government schools will also organise “children parties” for municipal school kids.

Every year, children who study till Class V in municipal schools transfer to government schools in Class VI as a part of the “planned admissions” process.

“Admission data will be made online after getting data from MCDs and admission slips will be handed over to students,” says a statement from the government, “For the first time, parents of children seeking admission to Class VII class in Delhi government schools will no longer have to stand in queues outside these schools.”

Education minister Manish Sisodia directed on Wednesday that for the next academic session, principals and teachers of government schools will “hand over admission slips between March 15 to April 1 2017,…to children studying in [Class V], during the current academic session.” Sisodia held a meeting with officials of the Directorate of Education and commissioners of the municipal bodies.

Students from municipal schools — or ‘feeder schools’ — have been linked to government ones for long but till now, parents were simply told where to go. “They’d have to take their children to the schools, fill admission forms and admit. Often, they’d be turned away leading to delays. The data already exists with the MCD. Now we will directly generate individualised admission slips and parents will have to just sign. There will also be a welcome meeting at the school at the beginning of the session to make the children feel more welcome,” says Atishi Marlena, advisor to the minister.

The government statement adds that Sisodia also asked the education officials of MCDs to “organise camps in their schools also during summer vacations and also encourage reading abilities of children.”

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