Karnataka government revises minimum age for class admission 1-6 years
The Ministry of School Education and Literacy has published an order revising the entry age for children in class 1.
In a circular issued on Tuesday, the ministry raised the age from 5.10 years to six years. Even as the office of the Minister of School Education and Literacy, BC Nagesh, clarified that this will be applicable from the next academic session, the revision has been criticized by parents, teachers and school administrators. ‘school.
In a statement, the Secretary General of Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, Dr Shashi Kumar, said it would be inconvenient for parents and schools as the order was issued after classes had started.
“These orders must be issued before the start of the academic year. Now we have all admitted children based on previous orders. We urge the government to withdraw it and implement it from next year,” he said.
In 2017, an order was issued stating that pupils aged five years and 10 months could be admitted to Class 1. In 2018, first year admissions were said to be at five years and five months.
On March 20, 2020, any child enrolled in LKG was ordered to be 3 years 5 months old and Class 1 5 years 5 months old.