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NEP 2020: Rules for admission in first class changed, Ministry of Education issued these instructions to the states

Pankaj Prasad
National Education Policy
National Education Policy

Ministry of Education has issued the order to all the states and union territories.

NEP 2020: This is useful news for the parents who are thinking of enrolling their children in schools. The education ministry has directed all states and union territories to fix the minimum age for admission to class I at six years. According to the new National Education Policy (NEP), the foundational stage includes five years of learning opportunities for all children (between the ages of 3 and 8). Which includes three years of pre-school education and then class 01 and 02.


A senior official of the education department said that thus the policy promotes learning and development of children from pre-school to class 02. This can only be done by ensuring access to three years of quality pre-school education for all children studying in anganwadis or government-aided, private and NGO. 

The ministry has directed state governments and union territory administrations to align the age with the policy in their state and admit children in class I at the age of six years and above.