The admission process in Indian schools in Muscat governorate will begin from Saturday. A computer draw system was recently used for allotting seats to children seeking admission from KG to grade IX.
“As many as 4,382 students will be admitted in different grades in six Indian schools across Muscat,’’ Tony Alexander, chairman, Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman, told Muscat Daily.
Applicants have been notified by SMS and e-mails about their seat allotments. Admission fee payment in these six schools will begin from Saturday.
The school authorities have informed the parents to pay fees and secure their allotted seats by April 1.
In case, any applicant fails to do so, the allotment will be considered cancelled and the seat will be considered as vacant. The vacant seat will be allocated to the next candidate in the wait-listed merit list. “In line with the declared policy, the board has strived hard to provide seat to every applicant, so that no child stays back without access to education,” said Alexander.
The online registration will again begin from today for receiving applications from KG I to grade IX to enable candidates who could not submit their application during the earlier window. These candidates will be either allotted a seat or given a wait-list number in any of the schools depending on the availability.
Applications for inter-school transfers for students, who as on December 2011 are already enrolled in any of the six schools in Muscat, will be accepted from March 17 to 25.
The admission fee for KG1 students will come to around RO200, of which, RO100 will be taken as security deposit and the rest is towards admission procedures and other fees. “The efforts put in by the members of the admission committee and the office of the board in cooperation with the management and administration of schools in Muscat is highly commendable,” Alexander said.