City Schools are caught in a catch 22 situation. The State Government recently announced that 25% of the student strength will have to comprise those from weaker and disadvantaged sections from this year itself has caught them off guard. Since most schools were expecting that the 25% provision will be implemented only from 2013, they did not keep aside seats for poor students.
Many such schools claim that they will not be able to take in more than four to five students through this reservation this year. But, the state education department has made it clear that it is going to be a hard taskmaster. Barring unaided minority ones, all schools will have to prove that they have complied with the provisions. If they fail to do so, they will violate the Supreme Court Judgment of April 12, which upheld the constitutional validity of the Right To Education (RTE) Act 2009.
International schools under the IGCSE or IB boards finished their admission process in November-December and CBSE and ICSE schools completed their admission process in February-March. Even top SSC Schools wrapped up their process by March.
The principal of Apeejy School, Indu Mathur says: some schools are mulling over plan B-adding extra seats per class. But, this move will lead to crammed classrooms and will affect the quality of teaching