Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Students who have cleared entrance examination to get admission in Model Schools and Schools of Excellence are unable to confirm their admission, as they cannot provide Transfer Certificate (TC) to the school.
This is a challenge faced by thousands of students, as most students want to switch to government schools citing pandemic and online education.
The admission process in government schools of Madhya Pradesh began last week and most schools are facing this challenge in admissions now. Many students are seeking admission in government schools as private school operators are charging full fees despite holding online classes due to corona pandemic.
However, it’s not easy for students to get admission in government schools as private schools are not issuing TCs without clearance of all the dues and fees.
Even for admission in class IX in Schools of Excellence and Model Schools, many students have not received TC from their school. To take admission in these schools, many class VIII students had taken entrance test and obtained merit.
Reshma Patel, VIII class student, has passed examination for admission in class IX in school of excellence, but she is not getting TC from the school. Similarly, Aniket Sharma, a student who arrived for admission in class IX in Model School, is also not getting TC from his school. He has studied from this school till class VIII, but as the fee was not paid for some months last year, the principal is not giving her TC. Guardians, parents of more than 50 per cent children have to clear dues.
“Most parents have not paid school fee for last two quarters though the fee was minimal with slashing of transport and other charges. Schools need to pay salaries to teachers. We have no other way to ensure fee payments and further survival of schools, as we are also facing the pandemic and impact of economic slowdown,” said Gopal Soni, private schools’ association representative.