A bench of justices BS Chauhan and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla said that life of democracy depends on a high standard of education which must be maintained at all costs. They said "It is a well-accepted fact that democracy cannot be flawless but we can strive to minimize these flaws with proper education."
"Dissemination of learning with search for new knowledge with discipline all round must be maintained at all costs" the bench added.
Quality in Education is a very important feature that is to be added in all schools and colleges may be it is under Government or a Private sector. They further said "Education and particularly/basic education has to be qualitative and for that the trained teachers are required. The Legislature in its wisdom after consultation with the expert body fixes the eligibility for a particular discipline taught in a school. Thus, the eligibility so fixed require very strict compliance and any appointment made in contravention there of must be held to be void".
The court has passed the observation while adjudication a case pertaining to termination of job of a teacher who was not having requisite qualification.
The court strictly said "Provision of free and compulsory education of satisfactory quality to children from disadvantaged and weaker section is therefore not merely the responsibility of schools run or supported by the appropriate governments, but also of schools which are not dependent on government funds".
Why Quality Education Is Important
Education and academic quality can mean different things to different people, depending on their perspective, role and context and, in part because of this, quality is notoriously difficult to evaluate. The question of how to do this has been pursued for many years.
Nevertheless, the goal of improving educational quality is agreed by all and stimulated further by the recent worldwide economic downturn and the need to counteract the impact of the crisis on economic growth and prepare for economic recovery.