Monday, April 01, 2013

Reviewing RTE progress after THREE YEARS!!!

We continue to fail our children!
Primary education for the poor and vulnerable sections of society in Gujarat is in the doldrums!
Three years ago today, India, for the first time in history, made a promise to its children. With the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education coming into effect on April 1, 2010, every child was guaranteed the fundamental right to eight years of quality education — one that helps them to acquire basic literacy and numeracy, enjoy learning without fear, and feel valued and included irrespective of where they came from. March 31, 2013 represents an important milestone in implementation as it is the agreed deadline for meeting most of the targets set by the Act. Three years later, we have seen significant resource allocations to the education sector, substantive structural reform as well as countless stories of hope from the field. There remains, nonetheless, much to be done in order to achieve quality education with equity for every girl and boy across India. Text : Louis Georges Arsenault, Representative, UNICEF India
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