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