JAMMU: The Directorate of School Education Jammu Monday announced the age criteria for admission in class 1st academic session 2023-24.
A circular in this regard has been issued by the Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ).
A large number of complaints have been received from parents regarding the denial of admission to their wards by various schools in class 1st on the plea that the age of their wards is less than 06 years and as per National Education Policy 2020, the age for admission in class 1st should be 06 years.
As per the past practice, the children have got admitted at the age of 2+ years in nursery class and such students have completed three years in the pre-primary level and are now in the age group of 5+ years. Withholding their admission by a year will attribute to the loss of an academic year, as they are due for admission in class 1t in the session 2023-24.
In view of the above, the matter has been examined after considering the concerns of all the stakeholders, notifications issued by various state governments and a series of deliberations.
It has been decided to gradually implement the NEP and relax the age criteria for admission to class 1st for the academic session 2023-24, in view of the transition period. Accordingly, the students who have completed two / three years in the pre-primary classes, as the case may be, and have attained the age of more than 5 years as on 315T March, 2023, shall be admitted in the Ist Class in the academic session 2023-24.