Several Indian schools in Qatar have either been denied or are still awaiting approval from the Ministry to admit new kindergarten students for the 2017-18 academic year, Qatar Tribune has reported.
While MES Indian School and Ideal Indian School have been barred by the authority concerned to open admissions for kindergarten classes for the next academic session, officials of DPS-Modern Indian School (DPS-MIS) said that they are still awaiting approval to start admissions for the next session.
No KG admissions to MES and Ideal
Officials of MES Indian School and Ideal Indian School told the daily that they would not be admitting any fresh students for the next academic session as the schools were already surpassing capacity.
- Sources revealed that the MES Indian School has about 8,000 students, which is much higher than its capacity of 5,000 students.
- The number of students at Ideal Indian School is also more than double the permitted capacity of around 3,000.
DPS, DMIS waiting for approval
Azim Abbas, one of the directors at DPS-MIS, said the school was still waiting for an approval from the ministry to open admissions for kindergarten classes.
The DPS-MIS, however, said that the school was in touch with the ministry officials to convince them about the need for new admissions as 200 Class 12 students would be leaving the school for good.
Doha Modern Indian School (DMIS) Principal Rakesh Singh Tomar said the school was yet to get permission from the ministry to admit students for the next academic session.
The principal, however, said there were all possibilities that the ministry would give approval as DMIS always maintained capacity of students in all classes.
KG admissions closed at several schools
Birla Public School (BPS) Principal AK Shrivastava said the school has completed the admission process of kindergarten classes for the next session after getting approval from the ministry.
The BPS is still not overcrowded as per the ministry norms as the school has two more buildings other than its main building to accommodate new students.
Other Indian schools such as Shantiniketan Indian School and Olive International School have also completed their admission process for kindergarten classes.
Moreover, denial and delay from the ministry to admit new students in certain Indian schools have left many parents running from pillar to post for securing admission for their kids.
Published on 17 January 2017