Age of children starting school to be raised

10 Jan 2018

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: Cyprus Mail Online   |   URL: http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/01/09/age-children-starting-school-raised/

 

Children in Cyprus will be starting school at the age of 6, following research that shows younger children find it more difficult to adapt to school life.

“A series of research data, both international and local, and the experience of teachers and parents leads to that at the age of five years and eight months, which is the admission age to primary school, some children, mainly boys, are cognitively and emotionally too immature to follow the primary school curriculum,” the education ministry said.

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Institution: Author: Evie Andreou