The law proposal, which has raised the school start age to 69 months, has been adopted by the National Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Commission. With the proposal, the starting age of primary school, which was 66 months, has been rearranged as 69 months. Compulsory primary education will cover 6-14 year olds instead of 6-13 year olds. In earlier versions of the regulations, depending on the request of the parents, if the starting age of primary school starts from 60 months, there may be an age difference of up to 23 months (60-83 months) between the students of the same class. What will be the starting age of school? Here are some of the items that early school age offers …
At what age did school start?
With the proposal, the starting age of primary school, which was 6 months, was again arranged as 69 months. Compulsory primary education will cover 6-14 year olds instead of 6-13 year olds.
Children who have completed 72 months on 31st December of that year will be enrolled in the first grade of primary school, however, problems related to the commencement of primary school or suspension of enrollment will be governed by a rule depending on the developmental condition of the child.
Which school will my child start?
Parents of first-time students ask, “Which school will my child start?” Looking for answers to questions. The records of pre-school, 1st and 5th class students studying in all public schools in the academic year 2019-2020 are processed in the e-school system by the Ministry of National Education on the basis of their residential information. The ministry has not yet issued an official statement on the registration. When a statement comes about the record, it will be included in our news content.
Parents can learn the school where their children are kept by typing their Turkish ID number on the website of the Ministry of National Education at http://e-okul.meb.gov.tr.
The difference was up to 23 months in the same class
After the National Ministry of Education (MEB) implements the proposal, the regulations relating to pre-school education and primary education will be amended in accordance with the law.
According to the information obtained by the AA correspondent of the Ministry of National Education, the age of starting primary school from 60 months to 23 years may vary depending on the request of the parents. Months (60-83 months) between students in the same class.
With the proposal submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the goal is to reduce this age gap and positively affect the adaptation of children to school and their educational development.
It also aims to reduce the demands for suspension of enrollment in primary schools during the process.
Registration is easy to delay
With the removal of the requirement of medical report for suspension, the procedure for suspension of registration will be simplified.
As soon as the new proposal takes effect, children who have completed 69 months of enrollment by the end of September will begin primary school. By the end of September, children aged 66, 67 and 68 months will be able to start primary school based on the written request of their parents. Children aged 69, 70 and 71 months, who have the right to enroll, will be able to suspend enrollment in their primary school for one year at the written request of their parents and be directed for pre-school education.
With this regulation, the period, which was set at 69 as of the end of September, corresponds to 72 months as of the end of December. The age of starting primary school will be sorted according to the age of 6 years by maintaining the integrity of age and it will be ensured that the age difference between the population of 6-7 years can be clearly made.
As soon as the law comes into force, children under the age of 60 will be instructed in pre-school education.
The rule regarding age for starting primary school is expected to be effective from the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Ministry of National Education has not yet released official information on school start age. However, the school start age for 2019-2020 is expected to be as follows.
As of September 30;
Kindergarten for those born in 2015 and aged 48 to 53 months
Compulsory nursery classes for those born in 2015 between 54 and 56 months
Mandatory nursery classes for those born between the ages of 57 and 59 months in 2014
Those born between the ages of 60 and 65 in 2014 are optional for the 1st class, compulsory for the main class.
Among those born in 2014, aged 66 to 68 months, they can suspend their first-class registration through a petition, making it mandatory for their kindergarten (it is expected to be sorted as 69 months),
For those born in 2013, between 69 and 71 months, 1st class registration is required, but this can be delayed for up to one year with a report (up to 72 months).
Among those born in 2013, the age of compulsory education will be 72 months or more.