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Indian schools await rule on mode of classes

2 Feb 2021 By ANIRBAN RAY

The call to operate Indian schools in the sultanate fully or through blended education in the new academic year beginning April 2021 will be taken as per the directives of the authorities, the Board of Directors of the Indian Schools has said. 

‘Though the new year begins in April, it is not certain if the classes will be fully operational or they will be done through blended education. We’ll wait and take a call as per the directives of the Ministry of Education,’ it said.

All the classes, including KG and primary, will be in the morning shift only. 

Considering the COVID-19 situation in Oman, the board has opened online registration for student admissions for the upcoming academic year 2021-22. The admission portal for the Indian schools has been enabled for the registration starting from February 1 until February 28.

Speaking about the situation, a senior official from the board said, “We have started the admission procedures at our regular time and we are happy with the response. The whole registration process can be done online, which is a first for the Indian schools. Previously, we had parents physically present for the process. This online mechanism is done keeping in mind the precautionary norms of COVID-19.” 

He added that if parents find it difficult to remit the fee online, they can physically submit the application form along with RO15 in cash to either Indian School Muscat or Indian School Ma’abela.

A non-refundable processing fee of RO15 needs to be paid with each application. The amount will be remitted online to the board through an exclusive bank account. 

The scanned copy of the application form, signed by the parent, along with the copy of the fee deposit slip should be emailed to [email protected] with the application registration number as the subject, latest by 2pm on February 28.

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