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Was your child interviewed for KG admission?

July 26, 2004 18:57 IST

The Delhi high court on Monday issued notices to the Union government and the National Educational Planning and Administration in connection with a petition seeking a ban on interviews for admission to pre-primary classes.

Several schools put both kids and their parents through a series of interviews for admission to pre-primary classes.

A division bench of Justice D K Jain and Justice S R Bhatt is hearing a petition filed by three parents challenging a single bench order of January 12, 2003 rejecting their plea for banning the practice.

The court has given four weeks' time to over 100 unaided, recognised public schools in the capital to file their replies. The matter will be heard again on August 30.

The petitioners have also accused the schools of violating the 1997 Neighbourhood School Policy of the Delhi Government under which they are obliged to admit kids residing within a 3-km radius of their institutions.

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Number of User Comments: 15

Sub: Nothing wrong in interviewing the kids

See the indian children are very much sacred in expressing their needs, so as for as possible all the children should be ready to express ...

Posted by usha

Sub: kid interview

It is necessary to know that the child you are admiting in a normal school is not deaf and dumb.He or she should at least ...

Posted by flo

Sub: Interviews should be Banned

My child has passed through these tremendous sress, which schools pass on to a child & parents. I think these interviews should be banned immidiately ...

Posted by Gurdeep Singh

Sub: mindless KG interviews

999 out of 1000 schools in India today have totally failed in imparting any civic sense, environmental sense and moral sense among the pupils. What ...

Posted by manikyam

Sub: Extend this throughout india

It'll be excellent if this was extended throughout India ... atleast it'll put an end to this foolishness of interviewing kids ...

Posted by Sathya



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