The School Committee may consider giving full marks if the school applied is the closest school to the applicantâ€™s residence. It may consider reducing one mark for each school of the same category (National or Provincial) situated between the school applied for and the applicantâ€™s residence. If an applicant seeks marks under this category, he or she cannot seek marks under the past pupils category.
The School Committee may use discretion when deciding the marks for each applicant under this category and consider a breakdown such as: Membership of the Past Pupilsâ€™ Association â€“ 2 marks; Period spent as a student â€“ 2 marks per year, with a maximum of 10 marks; Academic performance or Co/Extra-curricular activities â€“ 4 marks; and Service rendered to school â€“ 4 marks
If an applicant seeks marks under this category he or she cannot do so under the general category.
A brother or sister studying in the school applied for.
Applicants employed in the public sector both within and outside the feeder area but residing within the feeder area of the school and applicants employed in the private sector and self-employed within the feeder area are entitled to these marks. If an applicant seeks marks under this category he or she will not be entitled to marks given under the category of Members of the Armed Forces/ Police Service.
Applicants who are serving or have served in an operational area and who have lost their lives or have been permanently disabled or missing-in-action or have received bravery awards are entitled to 10 marks. If an applicant seeks marks under this category he or she will not be entitled to marks under the category of Public sector/ Private sector/ Self employee.
Applications under this category should be first submitted to the Defence Ministry and the Secretary to the Defence Ministry who will select, certify and forward them to the respective schools. Any application certified by the Defence Secretary would get 10 marks. Special provisions will be made, in consultation with the Defence Secretary, for those under this category who are not able to send their applications within the given time-frame due to exigencies of service.
The suitability and the need of the child will be decided upon observations of the childâ€™s activities at the time of selection.
******** Selection Committee
The Schoolâ€™s Selection Committee which will make selections for Grade 1 for each National School will be appointed by the Provincial Director of Education with the approval of the Education Ministry Secretary and for each Provincial School will be appointed by the Provincial Director on the recommendation of the Zonal Director of Education.
The Selection Committee will comprise:
Source: Sunday Times, Sept 09, 2007