The Ministry of Education has announced that the registration of boys and girls born in 2009 and who will join grade one in the school year 2015-2016 is taking place from October 12 until October 16.
The Ministry said that the age recorded on the child's birth certificate issued by the Health Ministry will be considered in the registration conditions.
The Ministry stressed that as per Education Law 27/2005 , parents of six-year-olds are obliged to take their child to school at the start of the school year.
"Therefore, parents of children born in 2009 must take their six-year-old child to the nearest school in their residential neighbourhood accompanied with the original birth certificate, CPR/ID Card and also copies of both, as well as two photographs of the child," the ministry said.
Article 8 of the Education Law stipulates that "If the parent or guardian of a child who has attained compulsory schooling age fails to join school or causes the disruption of his schooling without an acceptable excuse for a period of ten successive or separate days during the school year, the parent or guardian shall be penalized with a fine of not more than one hundred dinars (BD 100)."