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Right to Admission is more important than Right to Education
The Right to Education Act is helping India to become the strongest democracy in the world. However, the implementation of this Act, is a big challenge.
Pre-schooler admission in a good school is more important now-a-days. The people have become so conscious about the education of their children that they try their best to get their ward admitted in a Convent or Public School, which is not a child's play these days.

No doubt the experts are divided over the age limit for school admissions but three years is now the right age for admission to nursery but children should be sent to play groups or mother-toddler progammes even before that. Gone are the days when a child was sent to the school at the age of five and pre-schooling education was given at home.

It is considered that if the child is pushed into a school-like environment at an early age, they lose out on the jobs of being a child. Some accept children at three plus years; some at 3.5 years plus and some at 4 plus.There is no uniformity at all in age for entry to nursery in India.

There is a lot of harassment parents have to face to secure nursery admission for their kid. But the solution is ambitious. The problem with the educated and corporate class is that they have become status conscious and don't want to put their wards in government schools. The fees of the private public schools are so high, which a common man cannot afford to bear. What to say of fees, there are also donations for guaranteed admissions in certain schools of A Class cities.

There are laws of admissions in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Other States too can enact their own laws to regulate school fee and prescribe admission criteria to ensure equal access to all.

There could be number of stories as to how parents suffer months of harassment in the hope of securing a pre-school entry for wards and often get nowhere.

On the other hand, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 under Article 21-A provides that every child has a right to full time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards.

Frankly speaking, the chances of the success of the RTE Act as of now look to be remote but there is a need to make suitable policies to bring uniformity for admission to government or recognized schools and pre-schooling education at home is equally important.

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