Shool admission – Taipei JS http://taipeijs.org/ Wed, 18 May 2022 12:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://taipeijs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-4-32x32.png Shool admission – Taipei JS http://taipeijs.org/ 32 32 Why Law School Admission Test Must Go https://taipeijs.org/why-law-school-admission-test-must-go/ Wed, 18 May 2022 12:00:01 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/why-law-school-admission-test-must-go/ Most of us are familiar with the ongoing debate over whether to keep or reduce the ACT and SAT in undergraduate admissions. Now, a similar dispute may surface regarding what to do with the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). As student body president at UCLA at the start of the pandemic, I joined forces with […]]]>

Most of us are familiar with the ongoing debate over whether to keep or reduce the ACT and SAT in undergraduate admissions. Now, a similar dispute may surface regarding what to do with the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

As student body president at UCLA at the start of the pandemic, I joined forces with my fellow presidents at Yale, Stanford, and USC to call for an end to the ACT and SAT as as a component of undergraduate admissions.

Now, as a law student and president of graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, I write with a strange sense of deja vu as the American Bar Association (ABA) seriously considers ending the LSAT test requirement as a component of admission.

For many students currently enrolled in law school, we knew this news may only be a matter of time, as the LSAT is afflicted with many of the same shortcomings as its undergraduate test counterparts. The ABA primarily refers to the questionable reliability of the LSAT in predicting proficiency as a reason for recommending the test be scrapped.

But there are darker reasons why the LSAT must go.

Across the country, many undergraduates from high-income backgrounds are able to pay thousands of dollars for elite LSAT prep classes, receive personalized tutoring, and pay over $200 for s enroll in the LSAT and improve their score.

Similar to the ACT and SAT, the LSAT puts disadvantaged students behind their more affluent peers in the race for admission to elite law schools with rigorous LSAT admission averages. This, coupled with the ongoing attack on affirmative action in higher education, means that the thousands of low-income and disadvantaged students who apply to law school each year will never have a fair chance at admission in an already extremely daunting and expensive process.

The LSAT isn’t the only part of the law school admissions process where wealth plays a role. From the ability to dedicate time to undergraduate extracurricular involvement to the resource disparity that contributes to student performance in the classroom, nearly every component of the admissions process works against students who don’t. don’t have the time, resources, money or access. to compete with their more advantaged peers. These drawbacks have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which has contributed to fierce debates among students and administrators over fair grading policies. While the law school admissions process is littered with these same disparities, the LSAT is a timely target for initiating broader change in the way law schools admit students.

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Universities have already responded to widespread calls to abolish testing by replacing or completely eliminating standardized testing as a component of undergraduate admissions, and there’s no reason to believe law schools won’t. not necessarily so. More importantly, as almost any law student or test prep agency will tell someone unfamiliar with the exam, the LSAT is “learnable,” which means that as long as you have the resources to continue studying, you can eventually master the test. . While this ability to learn the test is good news for many students seeking to attend prestigious law schools, it also means that students unable to participate in classes, tutoring, and retakes are left even further behind in the law school. admission cycle.

Students who have gone through the rigorous law school admissions process and the stress of preparing for and taking the LSAT should be proud of their hard work and dedication in attempting to gain access to a legal education. Because of this experience, however, those who have gone through the process are most responsible for exploring ways in which we can improve admissions so that they are truly accessible to all.

More needs to be done to explore how the LSAT is easily manipulated by the wealth and resources of those seeking admission to America’s most prestigious law schools. But as long as the LSAT remains a primary factor in law school admissions, disadvantaged students will be outmatched by those with the resources, time, and money to boost their scores.

Ending the LSAT will take more than just an ABA recommendation, but recreating the way we admit students into institutions that seek to promote justice is a worthwhile fight.

Robert Blake Watson is a Juris Doctor and dual master’s student in education policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves as president of the school’s Assembly of Graduate and Professional Students (GAPSA).

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.

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No school in Delhi can refuse admission due to disability or severity of disability: DoE https://taipeijs.org/no-school-in-delhi-can-refuse-admission-due-to-disability-or-severity-of-disability-doe/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:40:22 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/no-school-in-delhi-can-refuse-admission-due-to-disability-or-severity-of-disability-doe/ Admission should not be refused on grounds of disability or severity of disability, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has emphasized in a new set of instructions to Delhi schools on the admission of children with Special Needs (CWSN). The DoE has instructed schools in all branches to increase ease of admission to school at the […]]]>

Admission should not be refused on grounds of disability or severity of disability, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has emphasized in a new set of instructions to Delhi schools on the admission of children with Special Needs (CWSN).

The DoE has instructed schools in all branches to increase ease of admission to school at the CWSN, easing restrictions on age, materials, and class capacity. He pointed out that schools cannot refuse admission to a child on the grounds that they do not have a special education teacher and other facilities which they are required to under the Right to Education Act. Education and the Disability Rights Act.

He also asked schools not to deny admission to the CWSN because of their age. There are upper age limits for admissions to all classes and the DoE has said headteachers should offer relaxation of up to four years in these, adding that if additional relaxation is sought for a child, it will be taken into account by its Department of Inclusive Education.

A child unable to produce the required documents at the time of admission will be admitted on a provisional basis and his parents will have a maximum period of three months to present them.

He also said that if a pre-primary or primary class in a government-run or government-subsidized school reaches capacity in a section and a CWSN applicant approaches the school for admissions, the school may contact the district officials for permission to admit two of these students. children.

Furthermore, he said that even if the parents of a CWSN candidate are unable to apply for admission within the prescribed time frame, the headteacher must process their application for admission and forward it to the authorities. district educational institutions that will authorize admission at their own level. .

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Maharashtra: Over 28,000 children are yet to confirm school admission under RTE https://taipeijs.org/maharashtra-over-28000-children-are-yet-to-confirm-school-admission-under-rte/ Fri, 13 May 2022 09:23:37 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/maharashtra-over-28000-children-are-yet-to-confirm-school-admission-under-rte/ Even after two deadline extensions, parents of more than 28,000 children have yet to confirm their admissions for seats allocated to various schools in Maharashtra under the provisions of the Right to Education (RTE), officials said. This indicates that a significant number of parents have refused to occupy the places allocated, even though the requests […]]]>

Even after two deadline extensions, parents of more than 28,000 children have yet to confirm their admissions for seats allocated to various schools in Maharashtra under the provisions of the Right to Education (RTE), officials said. This indicates that a significant number of parents have refused to occupy the places allocated, even though the requests received within the framework of RTE this year represented double the places available.

This year, a total of 9,086 schools in Maharashtra are participating in RTE Admissions offering 1,01,906 places. The total number of applications received is 2,82,783, of which 90,685 students were allocated seats after the lottery process. However, only 62,179 parents have confirmed their admission to those seats as the extended deadline ended this week, officials added. While 28,506 candidates were practically denied the seat allocated under the RTE.

Those children will now be outside of RTE’s admissions system, officials said. In Mumbai district alone, there were a total of 6,451 seats offered for admissions under RTE and 5,342 students were allocated seats in the first round, but only 3,252 confirmed their admissions on the allocated seats.

Even though there were fewer places for RTE admissions in Maharashtra this year, requests from parents remained high. However, at the end of the extended first round of admissions, many seem to have let go of the places allocated under RTE.

Meanwhile, those on the waitlist are now demanding clarification on the timing to confirm admissions for the remaining vacant seats. According to the information provided by the Department of Education (Primary) which proceeds with this admission, a new calendar will be published within three to four days to complete admissions to vacant places.

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KCPE star contestant admitted to national school after being abandoned by parents https://taipeijs.org/kcpe-star-contestant-admitted-to-national-school-after-being-abandoned-by-parents/ Thu, 12 May 2022 13:54:15 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/kcpe-star-contestant-admitted-to-national-school-after-being-abandoned-by-parents/ Brian Sagamo joined Nanyuki High School after his father sent him to the institution empty-handed on the first day. Speaking to the media on Thursday, May 12, the school’s headmaster, Oliver Munishi, said the administration would help the student get some basic needs to enable him to settle in and focus on his studies. . […]]]>

Brian Sagamo joined Nanyuki High School after his father sent him to the institution empty-handed on the first day.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, May 12, the school’s headmaster, Oliver Munishi, said the administration would help the student get some basic needs to enable him to settle in and focus on his studies. .

He said he would also make a personal contribution to the student’s tuition.

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Nanyuki High School in Laikipia County.

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Interestingly, Sagamo revealed that he was not called up to Nanyuki, the most selected school by Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates in 2021.

The Form One student, who scored 387 points, said his father, a Boda Boda rider in Ikolomani, Kakamega County, decided to take him to the prestigious school.

“I’m from Ikolomani, Kakamega County, and went to Shiseno Elementary School. I was called to Oloolaiser High School in Kajiado, and my dad thought that school was closer,” he said. -he declares.

Moreover, a school official called on supporters to join them even as they support Sagamo in his schooling.

“If there is anyone who wants to help you, you are welcome because this is our school. We never know who these students will become in the near future,” he said.

When releasing the KSCE 2021 results on April 11, Cabinet Secretary for Education George Magoha revealed that 156,003 candidates had applied to join the school which had only 400 places.

In recent weeks, school leaders have been forced to intervene as some parents and students struggle to raise tuition fees and basic school supplies.

On May 5, Kanga High School Principal Rueben Kodiango admitted Geoffrey Omollo to the facility after his story went viral on social media after reporting to the Migori County school with an empty box.

A collage image of Geoffrey Omollo reporting for Form One admission to Kanga High School on May 4, 2022.

A collage image of Geoffrey Omollo reporting for Form One admission to Kanga High School on May 4, 2022.

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Man arrested for falsifying medical school admission points https://taipeijs.org/man-arrested-for-falsifying-medical-school-admission-points/ Thu, 12 May 2022 07:47:19 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/man-arrested-for-falsifying-medical-school-admission-points/ A Durban man is set to appear in court on charges of fraud for allegedly altering his matric certificate points 12 years ago to gain admission to medical school. Matrix Fraud in Durban The 29-year-old from Imbilo is due to appear in Durban Commercial Crimes Court on May 31, 2022. “It is alleged that the […]]]>



A Durban man is set to appear in court on charges of fraud for allegedly altering his matric certificate points 12 years ago to gain admission to medical school.

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The 29-year-old from Imbilo is due to appear in Durban Commercial Crimes Court on May 31, 2022.

“It is alleged that the suspect falsified his matric certificate and altered passing scores to gain admission to the university in 2010,” Hawks spokesman Simphiwe Mhlongo said.

The medical school discovered the fraudulent certificate four years after he began his studies.

“While he was in his fourth year of medical school, it was discovered that he had used a fraudulent certificate,” Mhlongo added in a statement.

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Hawks investigating

A case of fraud was reported at Umbilo police station which led to his arrest.

“The matter has been tentatively withdrawn and the investigation has been taken over by the Hawks’ Durban Serious Business Crimes investigation,” Mhlongo concluded.

Compiled by Kgomotso Phooko

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American Bar Association approves dropping LSAT for law school admission https://taipeijs.org/american-bar-association-approves-dropping-lsat-for-law-school-admission/ Fri, 06 May 2022 14:21:00 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/american-bar-association-approves-dropping-lsat-for-law-school-admission/ JThe American Bar Association has come out in favor of abandoning standardized tests for law school admissions in a memo recently released and approved by the organization’s strategic review committee. The change in the bar’s position to make standardized admissions tests optional could significantly affect how the law school admissions test, which law school applicants […]]]>

JThe American Bar Association has come out in favor of abandoning standardized tests for law school admissions in a memo recently released and approved by the organization’s strategic review committee.

The change in the bar’s position to make standardized admissions tests optional could significantly affect how the law school admissions test, which law school applicants must currently pass, is used in admissions. at law school.

“Eliminating the requirement for a ‘valid and reliable’ admissions test also eliminates some of the challenges inherent in determining which tests are in fact valid and reliable for law school admissions, although the Law schools must of course always show that their use of an admissions test, if they choose to require one, is consistent with good admissions practices and procedures,” the ABA memorandum states.

LARGEST UNIVERSITY SYSTEM IN USA ELIMINATES STANDARDIZED TESTING REQUIREMENTS

In November 2021, the ABA previously approved the use of the GRE in law school admissions, but the association’s recommendation makes use of any test entirely optional.

While standardized tests have been part of college and graduate school admission requirements for decades, there has been a recent movement to eliminate the requirement, primarily at the undergraduate level. Several colleges and universities across the country had dropped standardized testing requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, but as the health crisis subsided, some are making the change permanent.

In March, the California State University system announced it would eliminate consideration of the SAT and ACT in its undergraduate admissions to “level the playing field” for college. admission to universities in the system. Harvard University also announced in December that it would no longer require the SAT for admission.

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In January, the College Board, which administers the SAT, announced that the college entrance exam would be shortened by one hour and be administered entirely online. The board said the changes would make the SAT “easier to take, easier to give and more relevant.”

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Eastbourne Primary School Admission Figures https://taipeijs.org/eastbourne-primary-school-admission-figures/ Thu, 05 May 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/eastbourne-primary-school-admission-figures/ The data shows the number of places offered each year, the number of requests for first preference (1st pref) and the number of first preferences granted (1st pref given). Assignment numbers include late requests and non-preference numbers, which is why some assignment numbers are higher than preference numbers. The schools are in no particular order. […]]]>

The data shows the number of places offered each year, the number of requests for first preference (1st pref) and the number of first preferences granted (1st pref given).

Assignment numbers include late requests and non-preference numbers, which is why some assignment numbers are higher than preference numbers.

The schools are in no particular order.

Where there is a number in parentheses next to the seating number, this is the maximum number of students the admissions authority will admit. This number will have been agreed with the local authority.

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Eastbourne Secondary School Admissions Figures https://taipeijs.org/eastbourne-secondary-school-admissions-figures/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:36:00 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/eastbourne-secondary-school-admissions-figures/ The data shows the number of places offered each year, the number of requests for first preference (1st pref) and the number of first preferences granted (1st pref given). Assignment numbers include late requests and non-preference numbers, which is why some assignment numbers are higher than preference numbers. The schools are in no particular order. […]]]>

The data shows the number of places offered each year, the number of requests for first preference (1st pref) and the number of first preferences granted (1st pref given).

Assignment numbers include late requests and non-preference numbers, which is why some assignment numbers are higher than preference numbers.

The schools are in no particular order.

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Early 2022 Direct School Admission Exercises and ITE and Polytechnic Early Admission Exercise https://taipeijs.org/early-2022-direct-school-admission-exercises-and-ite-and-polytechnic-early-admission-exercise/ Wed, 04 May 2022 01:13:48 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/early-2022-direct-school-admission-exercises-and-ite-and-polytechnic-early-admission-exercise/ The Direct School Admissions (DSA) Exercise for Admission into Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges (JCs) in 2023 will be open for applications from May 5, 2022. -specific abilities and interests will commence respectively May 26 and June 6, 2022. DSA exercise 2. DSA offers students a pathway to directly enter secondary schools or JCs based […]]]>

The Direct School Admissions (DSA) Exercise for Admission into Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges (JCs) in 2023 will be open for applications from May 5, 2022. -specific abilities and interests will commence respectively May 26 and June 6, 2022.

DSA exercise

2. DSA offers students a pathway to directly enter secondary schools or JCs based on their diverse talents and potential, beyond their performance in national exams. Upon admission, students can further develop these talents in their secondary or JC schools. There are 142 secondary schools and 20 JCs participating in the DSA this year. Since 2018, secondary schools can take up to 20% of their non-integrated entry into secondary 1 program via the DSA exercise. Beginning in FY2022 DSA, MOE will increase DSA places for Government and Government Assisted (GGA) JCs from 10% to 20% of their admission to JC1 of the non-integrated program. More students can now apply for admission to a JC based on their talents and accomplishments that may not be demonstrated at O ​​Levels.

Conduct of the DSA selection

3. In view of the high vaccination rates of students and school staff, the MOE will allow in-person interviewing and selection to resume for the DSA 2022 exercise. This allows students to better demonstrate their talents and potential, especially for events or group tasks where coordination between candidates is important (e.g. team sports, group performance). Security management measures (SMM), in line with the national posture, will be put in place to ensure the safety of students and staff participating in the interviews and the selection process.

4. MOE will continue to provide guidelines to assist schools in the candidate selection process. We will also be monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify of any changes prior to the start of the DSA selections.

DSA Commitment

5. Students participating in the DSA-Sec or DSA-JC exercise must still take the PSLE ​​or GCE O-Level exam respectively. Students will be notified of the outcome of their DSA application and if an offer is made, they will need to decide whether to accept the offer by the stated deadline, which will be before the national exam results are released. A student who accepts a confirmed DSA-Sec offer is guaranteed a place at this high school, provided their PSLE ​​results meet the minimum required for a course [Express / Normal (Academic) / Normal (Technical)] offered by the school. Students wishing to enter the Integrated Program (IP) track must meet the minimum requirement to enter the express course. Similarly, for a student who accepts a DSA-JC offer, their GCE O-Level result must meet the eligibility criteria for JC admission.

6. By accepting an offer of admission through the DSA-Sec or the DSA-JC, students express a commitment to study at this school, to develop their talent in the chosen field, and must honor this commitment. Students successfully admitted to a school through DSA-Sec or DSA-JC will not participate in the Secondary 1 Display Exercise (S1 Ex) or Joint Admission Exercise (JAE). They will also not be allowed to transfer to another school after achieving their PSLE ​​or GCE O-Level results.

7. Students should carefully consider their DSA application, based on their aptitudes and strengths, the academic and non-academic requirements of the school, and the programs available to develop their talents.

DSA-Sec app

8. Students and parents can submit DSA-Sec applications through a centralized online portal through the MOE DSA-Sec website from May 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to June 1, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Applicants only need to complete a single online form to apply to multiple schools and talent areas. Each applicant may indicate up to three choices in the application form. For each choice, applicants will be required to choose a secondary school and a talent area offered by that school. Applicants may indicate a different Talent Area for each of their three choices, and a maximum of two choices may be used for the same school.

9. Applying through the portal is free and requires a parent’s Singpass to log in, for authentication purposes. Parents who do not have access to Singpass can contact their child’s primary school for assistance.

DSA-JC request

ten. Students applying for DSA-JC are encouraged to check the MOE DSA-JC website for important dates and deadlines, and to find out how the exercise will take place. Interested students should visit the respective JC websites as application periods, procedures and selection criteria may differ.

Further information

11. Students interested in the DSA-Sec and DSA-JC should visit the websites of participating DSA schools for details. They are advised to do so before submitting their application. Students can also access the MOE DSA-Sec and DSA-JC websites for more information on the exercises.

Financial aid schemes

12. The MOE provides financial aid through various programs such as the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) and the Opportunity Fund, to ensure that students from low-income families are not denied development opportunities. Additionally, students who wish to apply to Independent Schools (IS) can benefit from the Independent Schools Scholarship (ISB) and the Edusave Independent Schools Scholarship (ESIS) to help cover higher tuition fees in these schools. The UPLIFT scholarship is also available to provide an annual cash scholarship of $800 to eligible IS students from low-income families. More information about these scholarships can be found at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/scholarships.

Early Admission Exercise (EAE)

13. EAE provides graduate ITE, N-Level and O-Level students, as well as working adults, a pathway to apply for and receive conditional offers of admission to ITE and polytechnics. Beyond academic grades, EAE candidates are considered on the basis of demonstrated ability and interest in a specific course. Candidates may be required to submit portfolios, undergo interviews and pass aptitude tests as part of the selection process.

Conduct of the EAE selection

14. EAE selections in 2020 and 2021 were conducted largely through virtual means for most courses. The EAE selection modality in 2022 will vary depending on course requirements and could be virtual or in-person. Where in-person selections are made, polytechnics and ITE will ensure that appropriate SMMs are in place, consistent with the national posture.

15. ITE and the polytechnics will inform applicants of the selection process accordingly. Students who need help can contact the institutions for assistance. Institutions will also continue to monitor the national situation and stay informed of any changes before the start of the selections.

ITE EAE request

16. N- and O-level graduate students may apply for early admission to the Nitec and Higher Nitec courses respectively through the ITE EAE, depending on their specific course abilities and interests.

17. Applications will be open from May 26 to June 1, 2022. More information on the application process and key dates for interviews, acceptance and confirmation of the offer can be found at https://www.ite. edu.sg/apply-eae.

18. Successful candidates on the ITE EAE will receive conditional offers prior to receiving their Nitec, GCE N- or O-Level results. For their conditional offer to be confirmed, they must meet the Minimum Entrance Requirements (MER) of the course offered. The respective Nitec and Higher Nitec course MERs are available at https://www.ite.edu.sg/apply-eae.

19. Students must commit to their choice of courses within the framework of the ITE EAE. Students who accept a place through the ITE EAE will not be eligible to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise for Higher Nitec Courses or the Joint Admissions Exercise for Higher Nitec and Nitec Courses.

Polytechnic EAE application

Admission for O and ITE level graduate students

20. O-Level and final-year ITE graduate students can apply for early admission to courses at all five polytechnics through EAE Polytechnic, based on their specific course abilities and interests.

21. Applications will be open from June 9 to 15, 2022 for final-year ITE students and from June 23 to 29, 2022 for O-level students. More information on the application procedure, entry requirements and dates important for interviews, acceptance and confirmation of the offer are available at https://eae.polytechnic.edu.sg.

22. Successful candidates for the Polytechnic EAE will receive conditional offers prior to receiving their final exam results. For the conditional offer to be confirmed, they must meet the MERs of the polytechnic course offered. The MERs of the respective degree courses can be viewed on the polytechnic websites.

23. Students must be committed to their choice of polytechnic and courses within the framework of the polytechnic EAE. Students who accept an offer through EAE Polytechnic and whose place is confirmed will not be eligible to participate in any other Polytechnic admissions exercises. They will also not be able to transfer to another course within or between polytechnics.

Admission for working adults

24. Working adults with at least two years of relevant work experience can apply to polytechnics through the EAE Polytechnic. This only applies to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.

25. Interested working adults will need to submit employment records with their application, along with employer recommendations, if applicable. Polytechnics will holistically assess candidates’ work experience to determine the relevance of the skills/skills acquired during their work to their course of interest. Applicants deemed suitable, but whose previous academic grades do not match the MERs, will be given the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the prerequisite skills for the chosen course through additional assessments.

26. Applications for working adults will be open from June 6 to July 3, 2022. More information can be found at https://eae.polytechnic.edu.sg.

Further information

27. Students interested in ITE EAE or Polytechnic EAE should visit the websites of the higher education institutes for details. They are advised to do this before the start of the respective exercises. More information about ITE EAE and Polytechnic EAE is also available at https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/ite-eae and https://www.moe.gov. sg/post-secondary/admissions/poly-eae, respectively.

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It’s school time for 25,000 children in Mumbai, Courtesy of BMC’s Mission Admission https://taipeijs.org/its-school-time-for-25000-children-in-mumbai-courtesy-of-bmcs-mission-admission/ Mon, 02 May 2022 02:15:17 +0000 https://taipeijs.org/its-school-time-for-25000-children-in-mumbai-courtesy-of-bmcs-mission-admission/ Amresh Das, a Bihar native who recently migrated to Mumbai to work in a shop, is delighted to announce that his son Ayush will go to an English school for free. This is something that was impossible, according to Das, if not for the mission admission campaign launched by the education department of the Brihanmumbai […]]]>

Amresh Das, a Bihar native who recently migrated to Mumbai to work in a shop, is delighted to announce that his son Ayush will go to an English school for free. This is something that was impossible, according to Das, if not for the mission admission campaign launched by the education department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

“I come from a village near Muzaffarpur district. Even a Hindi primary school is more than 15 km away,” said Das who migrated to Mumbai after the second wave of Covid in search of work.

Worried about his son’s education expenses, Das was relieved to know that his child could study for free at a neighborhood school.

Her son’s admission was finalized at Ganesh Nagar Mumbai Public School (MPS) in Kandivali earlier this week.

Like Das’s son, more than 25,000 children have secured new admissions to various MPSs under the Admissions Mission, which concluded its first phase on Saturday. These schools offer education in eight languages: English, Marathi, Urdu, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and Tamil. They have proven to be a boon not only for the children of migrants, but also for school dropouts who wish to resume their studies.

As part of Mission Admission, civic schools and their teachers are making extra efforts to reach nearby locations to raise awareness and identify children eligible for school admission.

“There’s a typical mentality among parents that getting their kids to school means extra expense. During visits to their localities and homes as part of the campaign, teachers explained to them that civic schools are free and, in fact, offer several other benefits such as lunches, uniforms and textbooks. Many were more than happy to enroll their children after that,” said Preeti Gawai, Chembur Camp MPS Lead Teacher at Collector Colony, who prepared an interactive mission admission flyer to distribute to local slums. .

It is this leaflet that fell into his chawl through which construction worker Milind Jaiswal discovered the school and its facilities. Her eldest son, who has never been to school, will now study directly in Class 1 due to the age-appropriate admissions system.

“We will organize relay courses for all these children from the start of the school year. The aim is to bring them to the expected learning outcomes at the age before starting the new program,” said Nishtha Waikar, Director, Ganesh Nagar MPS.

According to most MPS, it was the engagement of civic schools with children during the pandemic that really sustained the mission, with many parents wanting to move to municipal schools from small private schools where they were denied access to learning due to non-payment of fees. Many schools want to launch such campaigns earlier next year so that admission to civic schools can begin at the same time as that to private schools.

Citing an example of how the initiative has touched lives, Ambarsing Magar, Principal of Barve Nagar MPS School in Ghatkopar, said, “We have secured the admission of two children who live under the subway bridge and who never went to school. Our teacher, while sensitizing the surroundings, met these unschooled children and made their parents aware of the need for school.

BMC Education Department plans to hit the target of 1 lakh new admissions under the campaign. “We are already seeing the impact and this has just been phase 1. After the summer break, the mission admission campaign will resume in June to enroll more eligible children in schools,” said Rajesh Kankal, BMC Education Manager.

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