IMPHAL, June 17: Frustration and feeling of uncertainty loom large over the newly introduced joint admission system of the Education department under which rationalisation of Class XI students in Government Higher Secondary Schools would be carried out from the academic session 2014-15.
Students and teachers alike are baffled by the new system. They think this has become a hindrance rather than ensuring smooth rationalisation process of students as it intended to do.
Affecting the changes, the director of Education department (S) H Deleep Singh issued a notification on May 27, informing that modification has been made in the guideline for admission in eight Government Higher Secondary Schools which are Tamphasana, Ananda Singh, Lamlong Girls’, Ibotonsana, Johnstone, CC, Ramlal Paul and Model Higher Secondary Schools.
The notification further said that there will not be any cut off mark for admission to Arts, Science and Commerce in the eight schools at the same time it mentioned that candidates can apply for admission without eligibility certificate subject to the condition that their admission shall be provisional till submission of the same.
Subsequent to the notification, the department has set in motion the new admission rule and released another notification dated June 13 signed by H Deleep, under the official letter head, Education Department (S) valley section, shortlisting altogether 1150 students for admission in only three schools which are TG, Johnstone and CC Higher Secondary schools.
As per the notification, the students allocated admission in TG and CC higher secondary schools were for all three streams, whereas students were allocated admission only in Commerce stream in Johnstone.
The notification further mentioned that the last date of admission is on June 18 and assured to release a second list for the rest of the candidates if vacancies in these schools arise.
It has been learnt that following the first notification around 4000 students had downloaded the forms from the official websites of the department concerned and submitted their applications.
What is a matter of concern for the students and the teachers alike is that while the allocation for admission is limited and at the same time uncertain, the academic session in other schools (private) has already begun.
Moreover, the students’ registration process in the council of higher secondary school commenced since June 16.