Under-age enrolment at primary level in Tamil Nadu schools is over 10% -S Poorvaja
Data reveals that 11.64% of children enrolled in class I in the 2017-18 academic year were below the age of 6
Chennai: Nearly 11.64 % of children who enrolled in Class I in the 2017-2018 academic year in Tamil Nadu had enrolled before they turned 6. Six years is the minimum age mandated by the Right to Education (RTE) Act for class I. In the 2015 and 2016 academic years as well, the percentage of children below six years of age was 11.95% and 11.84% respectively.
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The Hindu, 14 March, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/under-age-enrolment-at-primary-level-in-tamil-nadu-schools-is-over-10/article31068445.ece?homepage=true