The Ministry of Education has ordered all the states and union territories to set an age limit of 6 years for class 1 admission. According to NEP (National Education Policy), there are five years of the foundational stage. A three-year of preschooling completion, then moving to classes 1 and 2.
On Wednesday, the new policy came out, and the Ministry of Education has asked for implementing the orders. The age of the children to study in class 1 should be a minimum of 6 years or above but not less than this.
A senior member of the Ministry of Education said, “The policy thus promotes seamless learning and development of children from pre-school to class 2.”
The ministry has directed state governments and UT administrations to align the age limit in their schools as soon as possible.