According to this circular of the Haryana Education Department, the entry age for admission in Class-I in the education session 2023-24 starting from April 1, 2023, should be 5 years and 6 months. At the same time, in pre-primary classes i.e LKG and KG, the age should be three and a half years and four and a half years.
New Delhi: After the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, now the education department of Haryana has fixed the entry age for admission in Class-I in government and private schools as per the new education policy. The Education Department has instructed all government and private school managers to follow these rules in the education session 2023-24 starting from April 1, 2023.
According to this circular of the Education Department, the entry age for admission in Class-I in the education session 2023-24 starting from 1 April 2023 should be 5 years 6 months. At the same time, in pre-primary classes ie LKG and KG, the age should be three and a half years and four and a half years.
Many classes are going on before the first class
On the other hand, on this new order, State General Secretary of Haryana Parent Ekta Manch, Kailash Sharma said that such rules of age are already made for admission in schools, but the school managers do not follow them. The rule of Haryana Education Rules is that there should be only two pre-primary classes before class one, whatever their names may be, but the school managers have made 3-4 classes in the name of pre-nursery, nursery, LKG, UKG in order to earn money. There are and for them, the admission policy and admission age has been kept on their own.
School managers do not follow
The forum says that the biggest thing is that there are no pre-primary classes in government schools, so according to this circular, the age of admission in class one will be followed, but in any case, the private school manager will follow the rules set by the Haryana government. Will not follow the prescribed entry age as there are very few admissions in class one. Most of the admissions are done in pre-primary classes and for them, the school management has made rules on its own.
Ban on these schools
Forum's Legal Advisor Advocate BS Virdi has demanded from the Education Minister, Education Secretary that contrary to the rules, the private schools which have made three to four pre-primary classes before class one, should be completely banned and in the upcoming education session The admission age fixed according to this circular in both pre-primary classes and class one should be followed by the school administrators.