The Ahmedabad Municipal School Board’s English Medium Schools a Big Hit

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The Ahmedabad Municipal School Board, which is used to mobilize poor children to make up admission numbers, is facing a curious problem.In a first, the board has witnessed 300 parents already queueing to fill admission forms for the 100 seats in junior KG in Danilimda English medium school. Admissions for the school begin on January 21.The board is now considering framing an admission policy to admit students, particularly to its English medium schools.
The board has realized that this rush for English medium schools is greater in minoritydominated areas. Officials said the board recently decided that admissions to junior KG for the academic year 2015-16 in Danilimda English Medium School would begin on January 21. Within a couple of days of the announcement, 300-odd sets of parents have already inquired and got their names listed. The school has had to also put up a board saying there are no dropouts in senior KG and hence no vacancies in that class.
He further said that in the budget for 2016-17, the board has decided to open three new English medium schools one each in Naranpura, Maninagar and Bapunagar Assembly. Bhavsar confirmed that English medium schools are a success in minority-dominated areas like Raikhad, Shahpur and Danilimda.