Nearly 6 months after the state took the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams, parents of students who passed the exams have urged Education to complete the Junior College (FYJC) admission process soon for their first year.
In accordance with the Supreme Court’s provisional ruling on the Maratha Quota for Employment and Education, the State Department of Education has suspended the FYJC admission process pending further orders. The second earnings list, which was due to be published on September 10th, was postponed for this reason. In the metropolitan area of Mumbai alone, almost 3.1 lakh places are available this year, for which more than 2.12 lakh students have applied for admission.
With the delay due to the process, parents, students and colleges are now requesting Education to publish a revised academic schedule for these students. “Even if the government has reduced the curriculum by 25%, it will be a challenge for students to study the rest in a very short time. An alternative academic schedule should be set for this year, ”said a Suburban College principal.
An education department official said a revised schedule had not yet been established. “Government instructions are awaited on this matter,” he added.
Uday Nare, a teacher at Hansraj Morarji Public School in Andheri, who has written to the government on the matter, said: “Teachers and parents are concerned that these students will suffer academic loss due to the delay in the process. The government has to find a solution with the state ministry of education to make the year less stressful for them. “