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Article Pakistan's Sindh makes education of children compulsory
Sindh passed a landmark decision by passing the Right to Education Bill to boost efforts of attaining 100 per cent literacy by 2015.
Article Pakistan passes provincial legislation for Right to Education
Recently, Pakistan's provinces passed the Bill which would ensure free quality education for children around the Islamabad Capital Territory; a positive move towards accomplishing universal and inclusive education in the nation.
Article Panel nod for plan to let corporates, NGOs adopt municipal schools
The standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved the proposal to allow corporates, educational trusts and NGOs to adopt civic schools. The proposal is aimed at ensuring effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in public schools.
Article Challenges ahead to implement reservation for marginalized sections in Pvt schools; Long term solution lies in strengthening state run school education system: CRY
The provision of 25 percent reservation for economically and socially weaker section in private schools under the RTE Act is an important clause that allows integration of these children with private school system.
Article Indian children can now claim their right to education
A southern Indian state has allowed children to claim their educational rights under the Right to Education Act. Over 20 Indian states have already notified their draft rules to empower local education bodies for effective implementation of the Act.
Article India: Enrolment in schools drops by 2.6 million
Despite the Indian government's effort to increase the number of children attending school, the country has actually witnessed a dip in enrolment in primary classes since 2007. According to data released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development , the decline in national figures has been the steepest in the last two years, with the state of Uttar Pradesh being the worst performer.
Article RTE in India: About the big leap, disagreements and delay
Ashwin Mahesh and Subramaniam Vincent of India Together analyse the applicability of the Right to Education Act in India to private schools that have stirred public debate and are resulting in unnecessary delay in its execution. They opined that different guidelines for different type of schools to function under RTI may emerge as a suitable solution in the present situation.
Article Despite RTE, quality of education still below par in India
The Annual Status of Education Report 2010, released by NGO Pratham, reveals that the Right to Education Act has only helped in increasing enrolments. The quality of education remains poor as nearly 50% class V students cannot read class II texts.
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