In order to get their wards admitted to nursery section, one can see parents making numerous calls to different schools, waiting for the admission form date, standing in a queue to deposit the form and facing the interview. Well, this is what is happening these days.
However, the list does not end by these above mentioned acts. A difficult part is when they wait for the final results and making arrangements for the exorbitant fee.
Educational Experts feel that introduction of Common Admission Process (CAP) will somehow end all these issues of parents. But How?
Jayanth Jain, President, Forum for Fairness in Education (FFE), says "The amount charges for the admission form ranges from Rs.500 to Rs.2500 depending upon the school. Parents end up spending Rs. 2000 to Rs. 10,000 for buying admission forms as they don't want to take any chance and most of them apply in at-least three to four schools. Most schools interview the parents and the child which is ridiculous".
He further suggested that there should be one common online admission form for everyone and a software can help suggest schools to opt for on the basis of their geographical location as per their pin code. "Just as the way it happens in colleges, parents can specify their preference for few schools in their area".
Also, in the year 2011, the FEE (Forum for Fairness in Education) had filed a petition in High Court regarding the need for introduction of rules making them mandatory to bring about regularity in the admission process in private schools. The petition also included list of 40 questions that the parents are asked to answer in a form.
These questions include information such as the car they own, if they have an Internet connection, number of rooms in their flat or bungalow, details of income tax return, monthly, designation and many others.
So, what do you think? Common Admission Process should be introduced or not? Will this really bring all tensions of parents to an end? What say?