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Schools release nursery entry lists

Jamshedpur, Jan. 18: Around 60 private schools across the steel city today came out with merit lists of children for admission to entry-level classes for the 2014-2015 academic session.

With the East Singhbhum district administration opting to stay away from the random selection process this year, the city schools, including 35 ICSE and 25 CBSE-affiliated cradles, used various means to screen students to fill up over 3,000 seats in nursery and kindergarten.

While some used manual lottery, others took help of a specially designed software for the purpose.

Nevertheless, like previous years, the day saw myriad reactions and emotions with around 50,000 parents flocking to schools or cyber cafés to know the results.

Though the school authorities were glad to have a free hand in selection this year, not all parents were happy.

“It increased the scope of influencing the admission process (by money power). The administration should have appointed an observer for the process,” said Raghu Verma, a resident of Telco, while going through the merit list at Sakchi-based Kerala Samajam Model School for his son.

The administration and schools, however, refuted the allegations.