Fewer stu­dents in state to get ad­mis­sion to KG for 2016-17

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Puja Pednekar puja.pednekar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: Thanks to the new age cri­te­ria in­tro­duced by the state school ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment, the num­ber of stu­dents in prepri­mary class for the aca­demic year 2016-17 is likely to drop by 25% com­pared to last year, said city schools.

Un­der the new rules, chil­dren have to be six years old and above when they get ad­mit­ted to Class 1 in 2019.

To f ul­fill this con­di­tion, schools will have to ad­mit only chil­dren who have com­pleted three years by July 31 to nurs­ery and four-and-a-half years to the se­nior kinder­garten.

Ac­cord­ing to schools, find­ing suf­fi­cient num­ber of stu­dents meet­ing the con­di­tion is prov­ing to be a task.

While some of them have al­ready taken ad­mis­sion last year, some are not meet­ing the cut-off date. Al­though the ex­act num­ber of ad­mis­sions is not avail­able as the process still on, sev­eral schools said they have seen a drop in the num­ber of ad­mis­sions com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.

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