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Admission for 3+ toddlers challenged in high court

delhi Updated: Dec 19, 2011 23:55 IST

An NGO has moved the Delhi high court against the city government’s recent order allowing unaided private schools to go ahead with nursery admission of 3+ toddlers, terming it a violative of the court’s earlier judgement, which said that no child, below the age of four years, would be admitted for formal schooling.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw is likely to hear the plea of the NGO — Social Jurist — on December 21.

The NGO, in its PIL, had alleged that the government failed to prevent “unaided recognised private schools from admitting children below four years age in formal school and to ensure the schools have only one year pre-primary class in formal schools where children of 4+ age are admitted directly and are not promoted from Nursery”.

The NGO demanded that the pre-school class should not be allowed to admit 3+ kids and formal education should start with the pre-primary class where 4+ kids be admitted.