Voices from IIOJK

Parents in IIOJK protest against fixing minimum age limit for admission

Jammu, March 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, parents of school children protested against the Indian new National Education Policy (NEP) over fixing the age limit for admission in class I.

Under the banner of All Jammu Parents Association, the protest was led by Amit Kapoor at Hari Singh Park, Jammu,.

During the protest, the parents were raising slogans against the new education policy and demanding relaxation in the minimum age limit for admission in class I. They said the children studying in Upper KG and whose age is one day or two or three months or few days less than six years, were not being admitted in first class.

Amit Kapoor said the age criteria for children should be implemented from nursery or pre-nursery. He said the children who are studying at present should be admitted in the first class and the new education policy should be implemented from UKG.

Amit Kapoor further demanded that like the Goa government’s decision of implementing new education policy from 2025-26, the IIOJK government should also avoid its immediate implementation as lakhs of parents and their children have gone into depression due to not getting admission in the first class.

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