In a bid to have error-free online admissions to junior college, the education department has now decided to train principals. Once trained, these principals will then pass on the instructions to students and their parents. In addition, a mock admission website has been constituted by the department, so that students get enough practice before they fill the online forms.
To ensure that training sessions — starting next week — witness maximum participation, the department has made attendance compulsory for principals, teachers and computer experts. If found absent, stringent action would be initiated against the absentees, states the circular issued by the department. Moreover, city schools have been asked to submit details of all those students, who appeared for the recently concluded SSC exams. P Pawar, education inspector, Western Zone, said, “Training sessions for principals and computer experts will start next week. Even parents will be provided with training for the online admission, once we are through with the principals.”
Apart from conducting training sessions, the state has decided to form ward-level committees for the city that will comprise principals and teachers. In addition, a handbook on online admission will be given to students, when they come to collect their marksheets in the first week of June.
An education officer from South Zone, requesting anonymity, said, “The government is yet to form the committees and print handbooks for online admissions. This is the first-ever training session conducted for the principals. A few more sessions can happen in June as well.”
Rehana Salamat, principal of Anjuman-I-Islam Allana High School and Jr College of Science and Commerce, said, “Since the education department has asked for a progress report within a few days of conducting training sessions for SSC students and their parents, the school will be sending letters to students’ families, requesting them to send at least one family member for the training session.”
T Shiware, principal of KPB Hinduja College, said, “This time we are expecting the online admissions to get over early. Training sessions for headmasters will start soon. However, the government is yet to form ward-level committees to keep watch on the online admission process.”