Short window to buy admission forms a headache for parents

A short window of just 105 minutes to obtain an entry-level admission form from private schools has led to parents queuing up in front of schools hours before the sale of admission forms is supposed to start.

On the second day, St John's School, Sector 26; Carmel Convent School, Sector 9; Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26 witnessed huge rush.

Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, Shelly Rawat , who came from Manimajra to buy the form for her daughter said: " I took two days off from my job just to buy the admission form. Yesterday, I came but due to heavy rush I failed to get one. Today I came in the morning. Forms should be made available through out the day."

Kamal of Zirakpur, who was waiting outside Scared Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26 said, "Guards do not allow us to talk to the reception. School management should put up some help desk outside to help the parents."

Some parents were upset as their children were not eligible for admission due to age criteria.

"For per-nursery the age should be between three to four years by March 2013, but my daughter's birthday falls on April, 2013. For one day I have to wait for a year," said a disgruntled parent.

"If schools relax the age for 10 days, many children can chance to study in good schools, held Inderjeet Singh, another parent.

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