Vice President Hamid Ansari considers quantity, quality and equality as the three sides of a triangle which would ensure the Right to Education. These three aspects target all that is required for the overall growth of the education scenario in our country. It addresses the infrastructural facilities that should be provided for setting up schools, the recruitment of proper faculty members for this process and the easy availability of education for all without any discrimination. Provision of such facilities as stated by Hamid Ansari is the secret to any country’s progress.
Hamid Ansari while addressing the National Stocktaking Convention being organized by the Right to Education Forum, said the decline in state funding in the key social sector programmes, including education, is of particular concern. He sought the Right to Education Act which remains a remarkable achievement that provides access, equity and inclusion for all children, despite several shortcomings in its implementation. However, he also believes in the scope of improvement and had faith in its achievements that has shown a remarkable growth in the last six years.
According to Ansari the experience gained in operating the RTE for the past six years should inform the correctives to reduce the gaps – monitoring the implementation of the Act needs to be taken more seriously. In his speech regarding this issues he stated, “Vibrant partnerships among the departments and organizations concerned with children, acceleration of poverty reduction programmes of the Rural Development, and ensuring that the state governments get the Panchayati Raj institutions appropriately involved.” He focused on critical points which if taken into account could show great improvements.
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