Admission ages to be fixed in Delhi Govt schools


Delhi Government has implemented new rules for the government-run schools, which came into effect this year—a child older than four years will not be allowed admission to nursery class. In this, the ultimate objective is that a seven-year-old kid will have to be in Class II and a 17-year-old in Class XII. In defense of fixing strict upper-age limits for new school admissions, a source from the government stated that having ‘adults’ in a class of adolescents would lead to mayhems related to sex, drug and other issues in schools. In an affidavit to Delhi High Court filed by the government, it was said that presence of mature students among adolescents in a class might result in complex behavioural problems, which may include teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, aggressive bullying and violent outburst.