Admisssion to grade one: new method irks police, armed forces

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Members of the police and armed forces disapprove of changes made by the Education Department regarding the admission of children to grade one of popular schools.

The former practice was to reserve seven places, for children of police and armed forces personnel, in grade one of each school.

There were three places for children of army personnel, two for the children of police personnel and one each for children of navy and air force personnel.

The total number places in each class has been reduced to five: with two for the army, and one each for the police, air force and navy.

Parents who were hoping to admit their children to popular schools are disappointed.

The affected parents have appealed to the Minister to restore the former quota.
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  • lkboy Monday, 07 December 2015 12:56 PM

    Why is the minister so keen on cutting down opportunities? Shouldnt he start on first developing all schools to same level?

    Man Monday, 07 December 2015 02:02 PM

    The priority must be given for children of war heroes, with medals, etc.

    lankaputha Monday, 07 December 2015 02:27 PM

    May I ask why they should have 7 or 5, Are they doing something different to what other are doing. Dude war is over and now they do the same job like us. This was a bate given to attract the people to the forces during the time when no one wanted to join the forces. Now no need of giving any priorities. It should be only if the kid stays with in the perimiter of the school or parents been asked to relocate a fair distance due to government needs, and if and only if the kid was going to a similar school before or was able to go to a similar school at grade 1

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 07 December 2015 02:50 PM

    This country is providing too many benefits to State Services and this practice should stop. Politicians provide these benefits for their ulterior purpose of getting votes and armed forces are a sector paid and maintained by the public, thus their is absolutely no necessity for favoring them in school admittance. They should apply and follow normal procedure like all other citizens.


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