Supreme Court on the issue of children going to school at an early age has taken cognizance. children’s schooling on parental concerns Supreme court has taken a tough stand. SC said that children should not be sent to school at a very young age in the interest of their mental health. Parents want their children to start school as soon as they are two years old, but this will have a detrimental effect on their health. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundaresh commented on the matter. back for next academic session Central School It was hearing an appeal of parents challenging the minimum age limit of six years for admission in Class I.
The parents had challenged the April 11 order of the Delhi High Court. It was claimed that Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) had suddenly changed the admission criteria in March 2022, four days before the commencement of the admission process. The last criterion was five years. The court further said that during the hearing, a study was done on what is the appropriate age to send children to school. Do not force children to go to school, as it can have a profound effect on their health.
What did the High Court say on the education of children?
The court told the counsel appearing for the parents, “The problem is that every parent feels that their child is a genius who can sit in school at any age.” After this, during the hearing, the counsel appearing for the central government said that 21 states have implemented the 6 plus system for the first class under the NEP, which came into force in 2020 and this policy was not challenged. The court then upheld the order of the Delhi High Court and dismissed the appeal. In the same matter, in its order dated April 11, the HC dismissed the request of the parents that they should not be denied admission in the school.
However, educationist Mita Sengupta said, “Elementary education is a good foundation for a school, but it should be run with caution. The education given in the early years builds other abilities of the child. That’s a good thing, but others who push. It is not good for the health of the children.