The Hush Post: The Chandigarh Education Department is planning to introduce a quota of around 75-80 per cent in the UT run government schools. This move will impact and benefit the students of the city. Along with this, the department is also trying to ensure that the entire system of the department goes online, in a bid to eliminate paper work and save trees.
In order to ascertain the exact percentage of quota, Anujit Kaur, who is the district education officer, asked all schools about their total strength in class 11th. Post this enquiry, it was found that nearly 21 per cent of students in class 11 of government run schools are from outside Chandigarh.
Another change that is on the cards, is of changing the system of admission. While right now, a centralised online system is used for the admission process, this system showed certain discrepancies. The proposed changes will make the system free from all kinds of bugs and issues, and will also help in saving manpower.
While people pointed out that by this move, the students of Mohali and Panchkula will be negatively impacted, the department replied by saying that it will help schools of these cities in catering to students of their own region. The move will also benefit students from Mohali and Panchkula, since earlier, they had to travel to Chandigarh but now, they will be incentivised to study in their own towns and thus, it will cut down on travel time and expenses.