The Right to Education- Success or Failure?

Education News | Jan-11-2021

The Right to Education- Success or Failure?

Education is the primary and basic requirement for the development of an individual. the govt has taken the step to root the proper to Education Act (RTE) on 4th of August, 2009 due to the high illiteracy rates.
This act provides compulsory education to each child of the age bracket of 6 to 14 years. Although the govt had good intentions in mind, this Act features a few drawbacks alongside the advantages.
The RTE Act is primarily for providing education to underprivileged children, and because it requires no schooling cost, parents are sending their kids to colleges with none burden.
Today, approximately 35 million to 60 million children aren't in schools. because the Act promises education to be provided to each child, there's an opportunity for a huge increase in the literacy rate of India. along with side education, employment of teachers and staffs also seems to extend.
India has almost 19% of the world’s children and is ranked third within the count of illiteracy.
The RTE has mentioned a minimum requirement of 2000 square meters plot size of faculties. This criterion for establishing schools isn't suitable for the agricultural and slum areas. this is often further uprooting existing small scale schools.
As the Act states compulsory education from the age of 6, preliminary schools take advantage. they're leaving no scopes to invite lump-sum donations for pre-schooling of youngsters. The law holders overlooked and ignored the importance and necessity of pre-schooling.
The RTE prioritize the rule of imposing education on children and on the infrastructure of faculties instead of on the standard of education that the scholar is to receive. The appointment of teachers in schools are lenient and almost up to the mark.
The trend of “inspection” of faculties within the current times has also paved the way for corruption and extortion. 

Avinash Sinha

Birla School, Pilani