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Friday, 30 May 2014 - 13:21
Year 1 admittance according to old system from next year.
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National School Director Ranjith Chandrasekera says that students to year-1 will be admitted according to the old system from next year.

He told our news team that the respective circular expected to be released within the first week of June.

According the old system, registration of parents' names in the voters list is a major qualification to admit a child to a school in the area.

A child is given 35 marks if his or her parents were registered in the voters list, and another 10 marks were given if the deed of their residing land is in the name of either the father or the mother.

The distance between the school and the residence of the respective child is given another 50 marks and five marks are deducted in instances where there are other suitable schools in between.

In addition, extra marks were given for the children of old pupils and when they posses water and electricity bills paid to their names.

However the National School Director stated the recommendations by the ten member ministerial sub committee appointed to review the year-1 admittance mechanism will not be implemented next year.

A member of the ministerial sub committee appointed to review the year-1 admittance mechanism Minister Reginald Coorey earlier told our news team that his committee has drawn attention to remove the mechanism of giving marks to voter registration list and personal deeds.
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