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PRIMARY EDUCATION IN INDIA PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES

Primary education has been in radar since many ages. India has been focusing under it from many years. Our government with the help of state governments has been launching Campanians for tackling issues related to education mainly in villages. India has around 361 million youth population which is a good sign of the upcoming workforce that India will have however educating such a large number of children is itself a big challenge. Although the primary education has been made compulsory by the constitution if India but due to certain reasons we are not able to fully implement it.

To supplement this governmental scheme are there, India invests billions on its students but we should not forget the corruption, delay and many other factors as a result of which these schemes are not able to give much of the output as expected. A large part of these schemes proves ineffective in certain distant villages primarily towards the eastern and northern part of India as a result of which are high poor literacy rates in such areas.

Progress

But this doesn’t prove that government schemes are totally failure, take an example of Kerala- A state in the southern part of India that has the highest literacy rate among India. Kerala is the only state in India that has been able to achieve 100% primary education in the year 2016. Kerala is a perfect example of awareness of parents and participation of government in making their goal come true. However, we should not ignore the pathetic situation of schools in India. Government school seems to be maintained only in cities while in villages they are not taken care properly. In some places, the situation is so bad that we can say that they are ignored. According to DISE (District Information System for Education) report for the year 2014-15 only 44.8 % of the total schools has electricity. The situation is even worse in tribal areas. It is also seen that a large number of these schools are without buildings and toilets. Under these circumstances no one wants to admit their children in government schools and they are compelled to put their children in private schools.

Challenges

These are certain challenges that primary education faces in the face of infrastructure. Private schools have their own curriculum however there are restriction over the syllabus over NCERT books over but only over the classes above 9th standard. But below 8th and lower standard they can enforce their own syllabus due to this their course slightly differs. NCERT books are designed by highly qualified professionals and experts for giving the students best experience but due to gradual shift from public to private schools, students are deprived from this advantage too. The price rates of NCERT books are far too low than books of private schools. However, for those who are unreachable to the books or if by some reasons the books are not available in the market. Internet can become their friend. Today government of India is providing online NCERT books support for no cost. Some enthusiasts have their own websites that are helping INDIA in achieving good education. They provide free of cost helping books and solution to the NCERT books. So basically, students have another scope there of having access to the books. So for a better INDIA we must have to work with parents and schools for eradicating literacy and poverty. Lets make some good initiative towards making INDIA skillful and educate.

Updated: July 13, 2017 — 5:11 pm
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