The education department of Delhi government has decided to give admission to students who have been displaced from strife-torn Manipur. The process has been initiated and students up to Class 9 will be provisionally admitted in the schools.
As the children are not well versed with Hindi, the schools have been asked to place them in the English-medium sections.
A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting held on July 5 under the chairpersonship of additional director Nandini Maharaj and attended by all deputy district education (DDE) officers. It was decided that the department would help students of senior secondary classes as well.
“All students up to Class 9 are to be admitted provisionally. Since many displaced students from classes 9 to 12 do not have relevant documents with them due to sudden departure from Manipur, DDE Patrachar and NIOS are directed to provide assistance to such students in getting admissions by contacting them personally on phone,” said the minutes of the meeting.
The students will be admitted based on the marksheet issued by the Manipur school board or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). CBSE marksheets are available digitally on DigiLocker as well.
Further, the heads of the schools have been directed to assist students who are provisionally admitted in getting residential proof in Delhi with the help of the cluster resource centre coordinator section of Samagra Siksha.
“Students may be hesitant in taking admission due to their present uncertain state of residence and parent’s job. They should be dealt with sympathetically,” added the minutes of the meeting.
The heads of the schools have been asked to provide such students the assistance of the education vocational and guidance counsellors working in Delhi government schools. Every district will also have a nodal officer in-charge to look into the admissions of the displaced students.
“Kuki Students’ Organisation Delhi & NCR will attach one person with every district DDE office who will coordinate with the district DDE in communicating with students/parents and removing anomalies in the name, address, age,” stated the minutes of the meeting.
An official said the government was first approached when violence first hit Manipur.
“It was more like seeking assurances that in case of further trouble, the government would provide all help so that the children can complete their education. Many could not take their documents and their houses were burnt down, so the Delhi government thought it was important to provide all forms of assistance,” he said.