Ensuring Equitable Access to Education26 Mar 2018
Every person on this Earth has right to education irrespective of caste, color, creed or sex. Education plays an important role in the development of human beings. It introduces us to a whole new world. Education builds our mind and makes us wiser. It helps us to have opinions and views on the things happening around us.
However, everyone doesn’t have access to equitable education in different parts of the world.
There are various reasons pertaining to poor or no access to education. Poverty is one of the biggest reasons’ which deprives many, even of basic education. People falling below poverty line cannot afford to have three meals in a day, leave alone the education.
Getting into the interiors of our nation or any other country, there are rural areas, where there are no schools for children. Few villages have schools but lacks basic facilities such as classrooms, trained teachers, washrooms etc.
We are living in 21st century but still many girls are deprived of schooling or higher education because of inequality between girls and boys. Moreover apart from these factors, education is an expensive affair these days. Parents find it difficult to afford higher education of their children. Hence many children are forced to look out for employment immediately after schooling.
The government should take initiative in opening the schools in rural areas with all the facilities such as classrooms, trained teachers, hygienic washrooms etc. The government should support NGOs which promotes and support the education of girls. Separate schools should be opened which provides free education to physically disable and children below poverty line.
The government should make it a rule that 50% of the corporate sector should contribute towards education as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Posted By - Divya Bansal