NEW DELHI : The Delhi government on Saturday asked schools in the National Capital Region to allow students to relax for 30 days according to the age criteria for kindergarten admissions.
The Department of Education (DOE) said in a letter to schools: It is reiterated that a relaxation of the age of up to 30 days can be granted at the level of principals within the minimum age limit and maximum.
Therefore, any parent who wants to obtain an age easing for their neighborhood can approach the school principal through a manual request for them, he added.
The age criterion has been set by the DOE every year since 2018 and flexibilities have also been granted in previous sessions. However, there is an upper limit for admissions in crèche, in KG and in class 1. The child cannot be more than four years old to be admitted in crèche as on March 31, for KG it is five years and for class 1 he is six years old.
The process for admission to nursery schools in NCR schools began on Thursday and the application window will close on March 4.
According to the notified schedule, the first list of selected children will be displayed on March 20, followed by the second list which will appear on March 25. The following admission list, if applicable, on March 27. The entire admission process will end on March 31.
Usually, kindergarten student admissions to the NCR begin the last week of November during which the DoE issues guidelines and schools are asked to provide the required information. Following this, the application process is rolled out in December. However, there has been no development on this in 2020.
Delhi government officials said in December that a proposal to cut nursery admissions was under consideration, as schools were closed for nine months due to COVID-19 and will remain closed until after. a vaccine is available.
“Since schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical classroom learning is not underway for entry-level classes at this time, schools have been notified that no fees except prescribed registration fees, admission fees, tuition fees) and tuition fees, will be charged at the time of admission by the schools and, thereafter, only the fees tuition fees will be charged to students until further orders.