Education is believed to be the only means for a developing nation like India to develop widely and hence the RTE (Right To Education) Act was implemented in the year 2009, which enforced to provide free and compulsory education to all children between 6 to 14 years of age.
According to the sources, this RTE Act's main aim was to achieve 100% literacy rate across the country and also to make the citizens aware of the benefits of education.
But, according to the survey it seems like most of the schools may it be Private/Government are pretending to be unaware of the RTE Rules and Regulations.
When they are lacking the basic infrastructure, the quality of education is a matter to think.
The report says that though it's more than 3 years after implementing the RTE Act, it still fails to implement the absolute advantage of this Act to the 95.2% of Government schools across India.
It is noted that a classroom should have a minimum of 22, maximum of 44 and 33 students in average, in each section of a private school. There is a different provision for government schools in the Act.
Apart from these pre-requisites, it also states requirements like good hygiene in and around the school environment, provision of furniture according to the number of students and separate toilets for boys and girls. Library, teaching materials, spacious school compound surrounded by a wall along with sports materials, science lab equipments as per curriculum and first aid among many others.
But so many schools that we see in our localities are located on a property that was initially built for private residence and later on, given out to schools on lease. There are two procedures for opening a school, first is taking permission from the government. This is when the school applies for registration and second is approval.
As many schools do not meet the requirements with respect to the Education Rules, they are not approved by the government or take a few years to get approval.
But now, it's the turn of the Government Schools itself. The survey was implemented on the 780 Government Schools across 13 major States and found that the main facilities and infrastructure were mostly missing or was in a very poor condition.
The survey disclosed that just 4.8 percent of government schools have all the nine facilities provided under this Act. But in 11.41 percent schools, there are eight out of the nine facilities and one third of the schools have only seven facilities provided. Around 30 percent schools have less than five facilities.
Schools with unusable toilets were found in more than a third of the schools surveyed. It is in worst and unhygienic condition not meant for schools children.
But Why? When the Government is paying more interest towards the private aided institutions development, and more they seem to the very negligent towards the Government schools. Is the rules of RTE applied only on Private Education Sectors? When will the Government Schools be improved in all means for a quality based education?
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