After HC verdict, schools to enroll 3-plus in nursery
OT, January 28, 2012 16:14 IST
Okhla Times School Reporter/Okhla
The latest Delhi High court verdict that declared nursery admissions at 3-plus a legitimate move has brought back smile of the face of some parents in Delhi and Okhla. Since the nursery admission rush started this year some parents were dejected as they were unable to get their 3-plus children admission.
Shaheen Bagh-resident Tauseef Ahmed said the decision has come at the right time and now my chance of getting my three and a half years old son into a public school has increased. The rule is compulsory for even unaided schools.
It is understood that children enrolled at pre-school at the age of 3-plus will be automatically promoted to pre-primary in the next year. Announcing the verdict, a bench said: “Those schools where pre-school (nursery) education is imparted, it has to be treated as entry level and entry level would not start from pre-primary in respect of such schools.”
The verdict came following a petition filed by NGO Social Jurist in the court.
Representing the case, advocate Ashok Agarwal had argued: “Even the Delhi School Education Act prescribed the same age criteria but under the garb of Right to Education (RTE) Act2009, the government has allowed private schools to give admission to children in the school at the age of three. The government, which was directed by the Court to frame guidelines on the issue for the academic year 2008- 2009, has failed to do so till the date.”
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