The fast paced lifestyle of a Metro likewise has equally fast paced problems to it. With the season of admissions in full swing, parents are clamoring at school office counters for forms and adding to all the possible confusion.” School admission forms are only available from 9 a. m in the morning to 2p.m in the afternoon” wailed a parent. We have so many schools to cover. If every school office counter closes down at the same time, how can we increase our scope of getting forms”?
Mrs. Bhatija’s servant stood in the line from 9am to 2p.m only at one school or forms and came back saying that it was easier to get Tatkal Tickets than get school admission forms. Parents, who have been alumni, feel differently about their Alma Mater. Mrs. Shukla who studied in a posh school in Mumbai feels all schools should offer parents with a chair to sit on at least.
It’s ridiculous to stand in line for your child when you’ve spent 12 years in the same school studying. Another parent from Chennai commented” when train platform tickets can be got from a vending machine on Rs 2/- why do we have to stand in line? On the contrary, we should be allowed to collect the forms any time as long as we have the change or the exact amount for the forms.” Mr. Mitra, a Senior Project Manager of an I.T company in Kolkata said “the very fact that schools asked for the parent’s annual income on their admission forms was a reason for discrimination and this was enough to support the lack of transparency in the process.”
OSA is a portal that caters to the admission assistance most parents require for their child and helps makes school admissions a delightful experience. If you are on the look out for a good school in any of the Metro , and don’t know where to start, relax! OSA does everything for you right from filling up your child’s form, submitting it online and scheduling a date for your child’s interview. What more could a parent ask for?