The contribution to elementary education from Central Government has been increased by 90% from Rs.203 billion in 2007-08 to Rs.383 billion in 2012-13, while secondary school allocation raised by 271% to Rs. 98 billion. Moreover, the allocation of higher education has increased by 268% to Rs. 148 billion.
All public schools follow the same basic set of local and federal education guidelines. These laws generally cover the topics of educational program content, school curriculum's, budgets, and funding. Since public schools are funded by taxpayer finances there is no tuition involved in attending. Private schools are still subject to government guidelines as well, but with a much greater degree of flexibility, especially in monetary respects. Because private schools are not tax-funded, they have very few limitations on their usage of financial resources. As such, the cost of attending a private school can vary greatly.
As per the admissions record, since last two years there has been a significant rise in children receiving some form of private schooling, either through attendance in a private school or private tuition's. This rapid growth in private schools has been driven by 'budget schools'. These broadly refer to unregulated private schools that are accessed by low-income families as they charge lower fees than regular private schools.
Moreover, its not a good news to RTE (Right To Education) Act, saying that requirements for schools on various fronts like infrastructure, teacher qualifications and salaries will force a large number of non-government schools to shut down if they fail to comply with the norms by the month of April.
As per the sources, the education sector is enclosed in a restrictive regulatory environment and suggests flexibility in laws and an overhaul of the education system. The report in-fact recommends that learning outcomes of school education should be improved through reform in pedagogy and curriculum, teaching children through their learning abilities and teaching carried out by professionally trained and motivated teachers as well.
Majority of parents say -In terms of curriculum, public school systems offer a program of education designed with the needs of the general public in mind. Basic subjects such as math, English, science, social studies, and physical education are taught. The state sets the standards for these and examines student competency via standardized testing at intervals throughout the year.
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