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Times News Service: MUSCAT: Parents residing in
the capital area have hailed the decision of the Board of Directors of
Indian schools in Oman to go online with the
The admission process of Indian schools in Oman for the year 2012-13 ó
especially for KG1 and Grade 1 ó has gone online and a new website,
has been launched for the purpose. The online registration form and
relevant details will be available on the website from January 21.
The closing date for the submission of the online applications will be
The Indian schools board has ó for the first time ó introduced the online
admission process, doing away with the manual process.
Parents seeking admissions for children would be required to fill in the
application form available on the website and submit it online.
The registration fee for the application form is RO5.
The authorities will go for a random generation of seats. The
computer-generated draw for seats was adopted for the first time by the
Board of Directors (BoD) for Indian schools in Oman in 2010.
It is believed that the decision has been taken to make it convenient for
the parents and to spare them of the long queues and confusion in various
schools during the admission process.
No more long queues Earlier, parents were required to stand in long queues,
collect the forms and come back to submit it. With the process going online,
they can now submit the applications online.
Besides, the authorities feel that going online makes the process very
transparent as well.
The admission season for the Indian schools in Oman is generally marked with
anxiety for parents, who have welcomed the latest move.
ďA majority of the parents are comfortable with the technology. I donít see
any reason for resistance. Those who donít have access can always
seek help from others,Ē said a parent planningto seek admission for his
child this year.
There is always a huge demand for seats in the Indian schools in the capital
area for KG 1 and Grade 1 classes. The BoD had received around 4,800
applications in 2011 and around 3,000 in 2010.
There are 19 Indian schools all across Oman. The schools in the capital area
include Indian School Muscat, Indian School Al Ghubra, Indian School Wadi
Kabir, Indian School Darsait, Indian School Al Seeb, and Indian School