Muscat: All children who had sought admissions to Indian schools have been granted the same for this academic year, the Indian school board has announced.
The applicants numbered over 4,400. “Similar to the past years, the Indian School Board managed to provide a seat to every child who applied for admissions to its schools. A total number of 4,422 children have applied for admission and been allotted seats through the online random draw system in the Indian schools of the capital area for the academic year 2018-2019. The numbers account for the admission of students from Kindergarten 1 to Class IX,” an official statement by the Indian school board said.
The first draw for the same had been held earlier this month, which admitted over 4,000 students. “In the first random draw held in the first week of March, 4,098 students were allotted seats for various classes.
Efforts were made to augment facilities in the second draw so as to accommodate all the students on the waiting list. In spite of the large number of applicants, the Board has managed to allot seats to all students in the waiting list in the second draw,” the statement added.
More Indian parents can apply for admissions of their children online from the first week of April.
“The online application portal will be activated for fresh admissions to all classes from April 5, 2018. Parents need to take a printout of the duly filled online application form and approach the school where admission is required. Admission will be granted, subject to the availability of seats,” the release said.
The statement also added that the new Indian school in Ansab would ease matters further.
“The upcoming school at Al Ansab, which is expected to become operational in April 2019 will help decongest the existing schools and ease the burden of parents whose children are currently studying in the afternoon shifts.
“The Board of Directors, in its commitment to provide quality education to children of the Indian diaspora, ensures that no child would sit at home for want of admission,” it added.